Many businesses are facing tough decisions as they decide which services to cut back in the face of economic and health-related uncertainty.

As we look forward to the coming months, it’s vital that we continue to provide the essential services needed to maintain the health and safety of our communities.

In a recent statement, National Fire Protection Association President and CEO, Jim Pauley, urged officials to continue to maintain “all commercial and multi-occupancy residential buildings throughout this global pandemic.” He further urges the government to include the personnel and vendors that service fire & life safety systems be deemed essential.

Those responsible for [multi-occupancy residential buildings] should adhere to the expected schedules for inspection, testing, and maintenance that are vital to their operation.

In accordance with the NFPA & Government guidelines, Asurety will continue to provide inspection and maintenance services during this time. 

  • All commercial and multi-occupancy residential buildings should maintain fully operational fire and life safety systems as required by the applicable codes and standards.
  • Those responsible for these buildings should adhere to the expected schedules for inspection, testing, and maintenance that are vital to their operation. If they are unable to do so, they should contact their local authority having jurisdiction.
  • Public and private employees who perform the inspection, maintenance and other responsibilities for these systems should be deemed essential workers.

Read more about NFPA Fire Protection COVID-19 guidelines here.

How to Provide Fire Prevention During COVID-19

If you are already subscribed to one of our preventative maintenance & inspection plans, you can rest assured that our team is fully operational and your services will carry out as normal. Please keep your scheduled appointment dates and times, if possible, to avoid delays in service.

If you currently rely on your own team to carry out maintenance and inspection work, it is vital that you do not skip any maintenance & inspections. Skipping your maintenance could result in fire marshal compliance issues! We recommend carrying out your scheduled maintenance and inspection without delay. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Follow government recommended rules related to social distancing when entering residents’ homes.
  • Implement hygiene procedures including wiping down surfaces with disinfectant and wearing face coverings when in close contact with residents.
  • When entering homes, ask that vulnerable populations stay in a separate room while you carry out service.

Need help following COVID-19 Prevention Protocols during your annual maintenance & inspections?

If you’re feeling anxious about how you will execute your annual fire prevention services this year, we can help. Our team has developed protocols for entering homes and completing inspections that follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines for COVID-19 prevention. We can eliminate the hassle and worry. Book a free consultation with our team today.

 

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Why is Fire Prevention Needed?

Clogged dryer vents, damaged fireplaces, and broken smoke detectors all pose a major risk to your property and, more importantly, your residents. The NFPA recommends that you keep each of these items up to code to prevent fires, deaths, and millions in property damage.

Fireplace Inspection and Maintenance: Fireplaces should be inspected once every year for cracks and other damage. Our technicians will notify you of any repairs that are needed and other safety hazards.

Dryer Vent Cleaning: It is recommended that your dryer vents be cleaned every six to twelve months to avoid clogs. Lint build-up combined with heat from the dryer is the perfect fire starter, not to mention bird nests and other pests that like to call vents home. It is estimated that every year nearly 2,900 fires are caused by dryer vents that were not properly cleaned.

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How Can Asurety Help with My Preventative Maintenance?

We understand what a hassle fire prevention can be on property managers, especially during this time. That’s why we created our auto-renewing inspection service to save you time, money, and stress.

Our team will automatically schedule inspections for your dryer vents, fireplace, and chimneys. We’ll return at the same time each year, so you don’t even have to think twice about it. Our technicians have years of experience, so they know exactly what to look for. They’ll inform you of the services you need and we’ll take care of the rest. Contact us today or book your appointment online to get started.

  • Fireplaces
  • Chimneys
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Dryer Vents

Asurety’s Safety Health & Protocol for COVID-19 Prevention

To ensure the safety of our customers and employees, we’re taking the following measures and precautions.

  1. Prior to the service appointment, we will ask if anyone in the home has been diagnosed with COVID-19,  has any symptoms of the virus, has come into contact with someone diagnosed with the virus, or has traveled by air or mass transit recently. We will also request that all children and other members of the household remain in a different room during the service appointment.
  2. Our technician will call ahead of the appointment to confirm there is no illness in the residence. If there is, we will contact you to reschedule the appointment.
  3. When our technician arrives, he will not shake hands or make direct contact with anyone in the residence. We ask that you follow CDC recommendations and maintain 6 feet between you and our technician.
  4. Our technician will wipe down all surfaces with the disinfectant of your choice before and after inspection or service is performed. Due to limited supplies, please have wipes, spray, and rags available if you want the technician to clean these surfaces.