Deficiency Management Services in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR
Fire protection equipment only works when it is properly serviced and maintained. Even minor deficiencies can result in a system failure that can expose your personnel to injury and ruin your business. At Performance Systems Integration, our teams work closely with our clients to strengthen weaknesses and manage deficiencies. Our goal is to ensure that your fire protection systems will shield life and property from harm when the alarm rings.
Deficiency Management for Your Business
Deficiencies are inevitable in every fire protection system. Identifying, classifying, and correcting them are critical functions that NFPA standards and insurance policies require business owners to perform. Some of the most common critical and non-critical deficiencies we address include:
- Fire Extinguishers. This includes having the wrong size or type of fire extinguisher, or positioning the fire extinguisher in an inaccessible location.
- Emergency Lighting & Exit Signs. Improperly positioned exit signs and failure to replace blown bulbs are common mistakes that can have fatal consequences.
- Sprinkler Heads. Failure to maintain sprinkler heads and painting sprinkler heads can inhibit their function and result in a failure when a fire erupts.
Other, less common deficiencies are more likely to be considered impairments, which are considerably more serious. These include:
- Pipes. Water-based fire suppression systems can suffer from corrosion. Corroded pipes and fittings can result in leaks, which can diminish water pressure and result in system failure.
- Fire Hydrants. Poorly positioned or maintained fire hydrants can impede the efforts of first responders to extinguish a fire.
Why Choose PSI?
Our thorough inspection and testing processes ensure that our team will identify small problems before they cause major issues. We help clients correct and manage deficiencies, reducing long-term maintenance costs and improving system functionality and reliability. Our business is keeping your business safe and secure. This is a responsibility that guides every task we perform and recommendation we provide to clients in Seattle, Portland, and throughout Washington and Oregon.
FAQs About Deficiency Management
How does PSI ensure that all fire suppression system deficiencies are recorded and addressed?
We conduct a thorough inspection of the fire suppression system. During the inspection, we classify each deficiency as either non-critical, critical, or impairment. We include this information in a thorough report along with recommendations for corrective action.
Is a professional fire system inspection necessary?
Yes. A thorough professional inspection is required by most building codes and insurance policies. A full inspection conducted by a certified inspector is the most effective method for ensuring system reliability.
How frequently should systems be inspected?
This depends on the type of system. NFPA 25, NFPA 72, NFPA 10, NFPA 17A, NFPA 17, and NFPA 2001 each require different testing and inspection schedules for various fire suppression systems, lighting systems, fire extinguishers, etc.
PSI Provides Protection You Can Trust
We inspect and test every nut, bolt, pipe, connection, wire, and more. We make sure that each deficiency is properly identified, classified, and corrected so that your system delivers the performance you expect should a fire occur. At every stage, our certified inspectors and repair teams adhere to all NFPA standards, local building codes, and requirements specified by your insurance provider. When our team services your systems, you can rest comfortably knowing that your systems will deliver dependable life-saving performance.
Contact Performance Systems Integration to learn more about the custom deficiency management services we offer that can keep your business in Washington or Oregon safe and secure. We are happy to answer your questions and schedule an inspection of your fire suppression systems.