Keep Your Building in Compliance with Fire Codes

Fire is arguably the greatest single destroyer of human life and property. Throughout history, governments have imposed conditions to check the threat of a potentially devastating fire. As a homeowner or landlord, you must take all responsible measures set by authorities to prevent the outbreak of a dangerous fire on your premises and, if one happens, limit the consequences.

Pay Attention to Technicalities

Among other things, your local fire code may require special permits for storing flammable materials, limit the number of occupants in your building, and restrict changes to your building’s layout. You will be required to have smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and other fire protection equipment on hand and in working order.

Periodically, you will be obliged to pass tests of your equipment such as a five-year fire sprinkler certification california administered by your local fire inspector. While conforming to bureaucratic regulations may seem arduous, the penalties for …