Fire safety is something that everyone needs to take very seriously, especially in the workplace. With many people present, often on multiple floors of a building, business owners and their employees need to be aware of how to prevent a fire and escape one, if necessary. At Architectural Interior Restorations, Inc., we are experienced in correctly upholding building codes in Cleveland and nearby areas during the construction process. We utilize a three-pronged approach to fire safety and prevention.

How to Prevent or Stop Structural Fires 

1. Active Fire Protection to Stop Structural Fires

Active Fire Protection involves items and systems that require human action or an automated system in order to work. They include fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, fire blankets, and others. Smoke detectors also fall in this category. 

2. Fire Prevention to Curb Structural Fires

This aspect of structural fire safety strategy focuses on educating people about best practices, minimizing risky behaviors and actions, and understanding evacuation procedures.  

3. Passive Fire Protection (PFP) to Stop Structural Fires

PFP addresses the need of containing a fire or slowing its spread through the use of fire-resistant walls, floors, and doors. For example, we use fire-resistant materials such as structural steel. PFP systems must comply with all the rules of the building codes pertaining to the property’s specific location. The goal of PFP is to compartmentalize the building into different zones that are separated by barriers such as firewalls or fire partitions, so that in the event of a fire, it can be contained to the room or area of origin. By maintaining the integrity of the outer wall, we can prevent or limit damage to other areas of the building.

Architectural Interior Restorations Inc. is the contractor to count on for knowing and correctly upholding building codes in Cleveland and nearby areas. Our fire safety strategy takes all three areas of fire safety into account. It’s important we all know what steps we can take to prevent and stop fires. To discuss your plans with one of our qualified team members or request a quote, call (216) 241-2255 today.