Jul 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by LSS

Be Prepared For A Fire With Fireproofing - Blog Image

As we all embrace the heat, I can’t help but think about all the potential fire risks. Fortunately, summer fires peak around the 4th of July due to trees and bushes being ignited by fireworks and lightning. Afterwards, fires start to progressively decline. Whew, it's all smooth sailing from here right? However, in many places, extreme heat has us working our air conditioners overtime, which increases the risk for an electrical fire to happen. Therefore, being prepared for a fire, regardless of what industry you work in, is crucial to the integrity of your building and the safety of its occupants. One services that seems to be gaining popularity is fireproofing.


Fireproofing is an important component of a building’s complete fire protection, and is a requirement for most commercial buildings. Even buildings built entirely from metal and concrete need protection. Therefore, making sure that your facility and its infrastructure have some degree of resistance to fire is crucial. Fireproofing is also required by law and is enforced through various fireproofing codes at the local, state, and federal levels.


Fireproofing Installation Applications

Fireproofing is a method used to protect steel structures for a given period of time-or rating. These materials have been designed to help protect building structures, materials, etc. from a fire. It is a form of passive fire protection to keep the integrity of the building strong during a fire emergency. Typically, the fire-resistance rating is 1-4 hours. Applying the appropriate fireproofing system to certain structures allows them to have a fire-resistance rating. There are various fireproofing installation applications, which include:

  • High-Rise Products
  • Commercial / Low Density
  • Medium Density
  • High Density
  • Intumescent Coatings
  • Rigid Board

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Fireproofing Services For Your Facility 

Whether you own a commercial, industrial, or working on a new construction project, fireproofing is very important. Without some level of resistance to fire, your property could be completely ingulfed in flames and smoke within minutes.

With regulations consistently updating it is important to have a qualified professional contractor to rely on during these projects. There are multiple techniques at your disposal for fireproofing. We are happy to help you determine which fits your needs best. LSS Life Safety Services has worked with more than 4,500 clients nationwide, completing over 10,000 projects in a variety of industries. We are code experts, which is extremely important for assured building safety and maintaining compliance.

Contact Us Here, or call 888-674-4519 

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