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Prepare for a Malfunction | Corona, CA

fire sprinklersWe all assume that if we have fire protection, it will work when the time comes to use it. Whether it be something simple like a fire extinguisher or as elaborate as a customized fire suppression system, these tools are things we need to rely on when a fire breaks out. If it doesn’t, the result can be a disaster.

It’s important to note that simply installing a suppression system is only one step in staying safe. Fire suppression systems are often complex pieces of engineering, and they require care, testing, and maintenance in order to remain functional.

The type of system installed, and the nature of the building it is protecting, will determine how often it must be inspected, how often it should be tested, and what type of labor will be required on the system over time. A skilled system designer, such as CJ Suppression, will not only design the system, but can also assist you in establishing and meeting the maintenance and inspection requirements in order to keep your system functioning properly so that if a fire were to occur, lives and property can be saved.

The exact maintenance regime needed depends on the suppression system and use case. The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) has guidelines not only for the types of systems that should be used in various settings, but also for the ongoing maintenance of those systems for proper compliance and safety purposes.

To ensure their reliability, fire systems must be inspected, tested and maintained. CJ Suppression Services’ qualified and experienced staff stands ready to provide fire protection service and maintenance that will keep your fire protection systems reliable and code compliant.

For more information about fire suppression maintenance, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression proudly serves Corona and all surrounding areas.

Keep Your Home Safe from Winter Fires | Corona, CA

During these chilly winter months outside, we do our best to keep ourselves nice and warm inside. This entails a lot of ways to warm our homes. The problem is, there can be cause for alarm if you do not take the proper precautions in order to keep your and your family fire safe. The following is a list of ways you can protect your home and your loved ones while you stay toasty warm this winter.

  • Have your furnace checked. It’s worth the money to hire a professional to inspect and service your furnace once a year.
  • Have your chimneys and vents checked. If you light fires frequently, you need a chimney sweep service once a year.
  • Test smoke alarms and make sure batteries are fresh.
  • Cover the fireplace with a screen. Tempered glass or a metal screen helps protect sparks from leaving the fireplace.
  • Beware of lit candles. Light candles only when you’re around to watch them and blow them out when you’re ready to leave the room.
  • Beware of space heaters. Don’t put space heaters near curtains, tablecloths or other fluttering fabrics. Buy space heaters with automatic shut-offs before they reach dangerous temperatures.
  • Know how to put out kitchen fires quickly. Keep salt and lids for pans handy to smother a flame.
  • Practice an escape route. Learn how to drop and roll if their clothes were ever to catch on fire.
  • Store a fire extinguisher under the kitchen sink, and in the hall closet near bedrooms.
  • Make sure all household members should know 911.

For more information about winter fire safety, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

Accepting patients from Chino, Ontario, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Fontana and all surrounding areas.

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher | Corona, CA

fire extinguisher serviceIt is a scary situation when you find that you have started a small fire in your home. It can happen because of any number of reasons, but do you know what to do if it actually happened? Chances are, you have never really thought about it. You have a fire extinguisher in your house somewhere, but do you know how to use it? If a fire breaks out in your home, it is important that you know exactly how to use a fire extinguisher to the point that you feel you are safely able to fight it. Because only those trained in the proper use of fire extinguishers should consider using them when appropriate.

But if a fire does break out, call for help before attempting to extinguish any fire, regardless of the size. A fire may grow out of control more quickly than you anticipate. It is wise to have help on the way. It is also great to have a fire escape plan in place. It is the quickest way to stay calm during an emergency, but will also help calm the nerves of anyone you are with. Panic leads to mishaps. It’s important to stay calm and get out of danger in the most efficient way. Determine a safe evacuation path before approaching the fire. Do not allow the fire, heat or smoke to come between you and your evacuation path.

When reaching for a fire extinguisher, attack the fire using the PASS Method:

Pull the pin. By pulling the pin, the operating lever should unlock and allow you to discharge the extinguisher.

Aim low. Pointing the extinguisher hose/nozzle at the base of the fire will make it dissipate quicker.

Squeeze the lever. This should discharge the extinguishing agent. Some extinguishers may have a button or other means of activation. Become familiar with your equipment prior to an emergency.

Sweep from side to side. While you are aiming at the base of the fire, you should sweep back and forth until the fire is extinguished. If it starts up again, start over and do it again.

Some added tips to keep in mind:

  • Keep your back to an exit so that there is a viable means of retreating from the fire.
  • Stand at least 8 feet from the fire and begin PASS.
  • If the fire does not extinguish immediately, leave the fire.
  • Have the fire department survey the area to ensure the fire has been extinguished and that there are not concealed areas where a fire could be smoldering.
  • If an extinguisher is used (even partially), it needs to be recharged or replaced.

Keep your extinguisher regularly checked to make sure it is in working order, the pressure is at the recommended level, and not located where it is blocked by furniture, doors or anything that may limit access during an emergency.

Fire protection is very serious, so be sure to take every step you can to protect yourself and your property. If you would like to learn more about fire prevention and protection, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information.

CJ Suppression Inc. proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine and all surrounding areas.

How and Why Fire Sprinklers Save Lives | Fire Suppression Services

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It seems like almost every day you hear of another deadly fire incident happening somewhere. It can be caused by faulty wiring, an unfortunate kitchen accident, an act of nature or simply the result of carelessness. And, regardless of what caused it, almost everyone can agree with the fact that house fires are on top of the list of any homeowner’s list of possible nightmare scenarios.

Yet, despite how dangerous house fires are, there’s one thing that could have made such accidents less disastrous and that’s if fire sprinkler systems were present and working.

The Difference Fire Sprinklers Make

In the United States alone, about 2,600 people die each year due to home fires. However, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the use of smoke alarms and fire sprinkler systems reduce the risk of death by as much as 82%.

Loss of life aside, it doesn’t take any kind of research and statistics to say that house fires cause immense damage to  properties. But, again, the presence of smoke alarms and sprinkler systems cut down the damage many times over, from an average of $45,000 for homes with no sprinkler systems to $2,166 in those with sprinkler systems, according to the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.

Why Fire Sprinklers Still Have Not Caught On

Despite the glaring and somewhat obvious evidence of how sprinkler systems can actually save lives, many homeowners still do not believe in having their houses fitted for such sprinkler systems.

For one, there are those that believe the sprinkler systems can actually cause much more damage than the fire itself. This belief may have started due to a number of reasons, mainly due to the fear of the sprinklers leaking or going off accidentally, causing water damage. While such fears are warranted, they’re not exactly true, as all sprinklers are tested during and after installation. Also, not all sprinkler heads go off in case of fires. Most of the time, just one sprinkler head is enough to contain fires.

Another likely reason why even the most safety-conscious homeowners shy away from sprinkler systems is because of the perceived aesthetic and financial issues. Both misconceptions are slowly becoming less of an issue as fire sprinkler systems have become more available, cheaper and less conspicuous.

Why You Should Have Fire Sprinklers Installed In Your Home

Besides the fact that sprinklers save lives, most insurance companies offer generous discounts for homes fitted with fire sprinkler systems. Also, sprinklers may allow homeowners to qualify for a tax rebate. The resale and appraisal value of the home also goes up because of the sprinkler systems, which is good for those who’re looking to prepare for selling their house someday, or those who simply want to qualify for bigger loans down the line.

Certain communities around the globe also have started to require new homes to be fitted with sprinkler systems, and it’s only a matter of time before sprinklers become mandated in most communities.

With fire sprinkler systems, you are not only potentially saving your life and those of your family, but also you end up saving more money in more ways than one. And, when both things are considered, there’s really no reason NOT to have a sprinkler system installed in your lovely home.

For more information about fire suppression services call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine, and surrounding areas.

Variety of Fire Suppression Tools | Fire Suppression Services

carbon-dioxideMany people hear the term ‘fire suppression’, and naturally think of certain environments – like electronics-filled datacenters, where traditional fire sprinklers not only only not effective, but potentially very damaging to the assets they’re meant to protect. However, fire suppression systems come in many different styles, and can be incredibly useful for a variety of industries.

Here are some examples:

– In kitchen environments, wet chemicals such as potassium carbonate are often used
– In areas with high volumes of flammable liquids, many suppression systems tend to use foams, such as custom detergents or polysaccharides,
– In areas that are sensitive to liquid damage, such as datacenters, medical offices, and libraries, peptafluoropropane (a colorless halocarbon gas) can suppress fire without damaging paper or electronics
– In areas with explosive fluids, such as gasoline, solvents, or propane, dry chemical suppressants are often used, such as sodium bicarbonate or potassium bicarbonate, or Monnex (potassium allophananate)
– In areas that are unoccupied, such as transformer vaults and electrical containment rooms, carbon dioxide may be used
– Finally, in places where ordinary substances need to be protected, simple water or water mist may be used.

There are a wide variety of fire suppression systems, and knowing which to use is difficult. There are a number of different federal, state and local codes to follow, and industry best practices to consider when designing, installing, and maintaining your fire suppression system, so consulting with an expert is vital to complying with the law and maintaining a safe environment for both people and assets.

For more information about fire suppression services call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine, and surrounding areas.

When Suppression Systems Go Awry! | Fire Suppression Services

carbon-dioxideUsually when a suppression system malfunctions or does not deploy when needed can be a disaster. Fortunately this time the malfunction was quite amusing! While we’re sure the business owner was unamused, with no environmental or safety hazards to worry about, the scene, as seen in the video below, was quite the site!

“Peel Regional Police were called to Vedeete Drive in the Derry and Airport Roads area Saturday morning for traffic control after concerns fire retardant foam leaking from an airport hangar could spill onto the roadway.

Police were called to the scene at about 8:40 a.m. to assist with traffic, but found the large body of foam was mostly contained on airport property and not threatening to interfere with traffic on the main roads.

According to a Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) spokesperson, the chemical was leaking from the fire suppression system in an Air Transat hangar. The white, fluffy-looking foam floating out of the airport property hangar had no “environmental impact and no impact to commercial schedules,” the GTAA said.

Click the Link to see a Video of the ‘Foam Wonderland’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqLQiZWleDA

Air Transat confirmed there was no fire in the hangar, which was empty at the time. “The situation is under investigation. We don’t know at this time what happened,” Air Transat Spokesperson Debbie Cabana said Saturday morning.

Cabana did not know how much of the chemical was released by the fire suppression system, but said it posed no environmental or safety threat. “Since it’s foam, this will become liquid in a few hours, so there’s no action taken at this point to remove it because it’s just going to become liquid a remove by itself,” she said(Source:mississauga.com).”

To ensure their reliability, fire systems must be inspected, tested and maintained. CJ Supression Services qualified and experienced staff stands ready to provide fire protection service and maintenance that will keep your fire protection systems reliable and code compliant.

For more information about commercial fire suppression call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine, and surrounding areas.

What is Back Flow Testing? |Fire Protection Services

fire sprinkler coronaBack flow testing is incredibly important, not only in the world of fire, but in the aide of our water supply. Backflow preventers are installed in order to keep your pressurized fire sprinkler water line from flowing back into the municipal water line. This is possible if whenever there is a loss of pressure from the municipal line. Back flow preventers eliminated the possibility of polluting the water system through cross contamination.

In water supply systems, water is normally maintained at a significant pressure to enable water to flow from the tap, shower etc. When pressure fails or is reduced, as may happen if a water main bursts, pipes freeze or there is unexpectedly high demand on the water system, then such reduced pressure in the pipe may allow contaminated water from the ground, from storage or from other sources to be drawn up into the system.

Once you have installed an approved back flow preventer, it is important that it is tested out. This can only be done by a licensed Backflow tester. Once tested and approved, you’re good to go!

CJ Suppression offers back flow testing, call today if you to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions!

For more information about how we can help you with back flow testing, call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine, and surrounding areas.

 

What can CJ Suppression Offer You? | Fire Protection Services

new constructionCJ Suppression offers its customers only the highest of quality tools and equipment to do any project or service right the first time.

If you’re not familiar with what we can offer you below are some examples.

Services we provide our customers:

New Construction

Installation of new systems within new facilities of any size. We provide interior installation and on site fire lines and fire hydrants.

Tenant Improvement

Installation, relocation, and rework within tenant improvement and remodels; modifying and adding to existing fire sprinkler systems.

Retrofit

Providing retrofit capabilities within existing facilities occupied or unoccupied. We take special care of existing facilities to protect occupant and contents if needed.

Preaction

Installation of preaction fire protection systems are most often installed within computer rooms, server rooms and climate controlled areas. These areas of application are normally high end, technical occupancies.

Dry Systems

Installation of dry fire protection systems are required in coolers, freezers and any area exposed internal and external environments that are subject to cold and or freezing conditions.

Fire Pumps

Fire pump installations are generally for high hazard occupancies which require greater water flow volume over and above the city water supply can support. They may also be required for system upgrades.

System Upgrades

When occupancies change within an existing building to higher hazard which requires an upgrade of the existing fire protection system. We can provide all pre-construction design parameters to ensure the most cost effective approach prior to installation.

For exceptional service performed by a knowledgable staff contact CJ Suppression Systems today!

For more information on the cost and effectiveness of our services, call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine, and surrounding areas.

CJ Suppression Equipment & Service | Fire Protection Service

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CJ Suppression offers its customers only the best and highest of quality tools and equipment to do any project or service right the first time. Here are some of the services we provide our customers:

New Construction

Installation of new systems within new facilities of any size. We provide interior installation and on site fire lines and fire hydrants.

Tenant Improvement

Installation, relocation, and rework within tenant improvement and remodels; modifying and adding to existing fire sprinkler systems.

Retrofit

Providing retrofit capabilities within existing facilities occupied or unoccupied. We take special care of existing facilities to protect occupant and contents if needed.

Preaction

Installation of preaction fire protection systems are most often installed within computer rooms, server rooms and climate controlled areas. These areas of application are normally high end, technical occupancies.

Dry Systems

Installation of dry fire protection systems are required in coolers, freezers and any area exposed internal and external environments that are subject to cold and or freezing conditions.

Fire Pumps

Fire pump installations are generally for high hazard occupancies which require greater water flow volume over and above the city water supply can support. They may also be required for system upgrades.

System Upgrades

When occupancies change within an existing building to higher hazard which requires an upgrade of the existing fire protection system. We can provide all pre-construction design parameters to ensure the most cost effective approach prior to installation.

For more information on the cost and effectiveness of our services, call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine, and surrounding areas.

Fire Services | CJ Suppression

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Here at CJ Suppression, we offer a multitude of fire protection services that fit all of your fire needs. We are dedicated to supplying top notch service and providing our customers with quality end results. Here is a list of services we provide:

Inspections/Certifications

Per the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 25 California Edition codebook, all fire protection systems are required to be inspected and certified. Our trained technicians perform all required inspections and testing to ensure your fire protection system is fully operational. Documentation of the inspection is submitted to you and the local Jurisdiction.

Title19 (5 year Inspection)

This procedure inspects all components of your fire protection system and is performed every five years.

Annual

This procedure inspects the required components of your fire protection system on a yearly basis.

Quarterly

This procedure inspects the required components of your fire protection system every 3 months.

Fire Pumps

Fire pump inspections are typically performed annually and more frequent depending on the Authority having Jurisdiction or insurance carrier.

Backflow

Testing and certification is required annually in most Jurisdictions.

Flow Tests

The most popular reasons for hydrant flow testing is for system inspection/certification or water flow requirements being obtained for system hydraulic calculation design.

Kitchen Hoods

We perform installation, inspection, testing, certification and cleaning of kitchen hoods per NFPA codes requirements.

Maintenance

Maintaining of all fire protection systems is key to ensure proper operation during a fire event. We can provide a structured maintenance program with automatic scheduling within our in-house database so you don’t have to worry about scheduled maintenance or surprise fire department inspections.

Repairs

We provide repair service of any type of fire protection system from underground fire line to overhead wet, dry or special hazard systems.

24 hr Emergency Service

Our on call staff can facilitate support for any type of emergency around the clock.

Employee Training

We provide education and training sessions of all types of fire protection systems to employees and or management. Proper education and training of systems can also provide costs savings in case of a non-fire water event.

Fire Extinguisher Service

Fire extinguishers require annual servicing. We provide service and sales of any type of fire extinguisher.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Knowing how to operate a fire extinguisher is crucial, we provide onsite training for any size company to ensure proper protocol in case of a fire event.

For more information about how we can help you with any of our Fire Protection Services, call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine, and surrounding areas.