Being so central in the city and having such excellent access also helps to increase the chance that authorities will arrive on site in time to save the building and our customers’ contents.
However, even with the best monitoring system, we are still very much at the mercy of the efficiency of our over-taxed emergency services as well as the prevailing weather and traffic patterns and time of day that a calamity strikes.
As such, a well-equipped storage facility should be able to to fight the fire even before first responders arrive. Our facility is equipped with an extensive building-wide sprinkler system. There are sprinklers on every floor and they are designed to be able to reach every unit with a suppressive stream of water.
Let’s not forget the management aspect of the equation. In order for these systems to be relied upon, they must be serviced every year by a certified technician and stamped with approval. Next time you go to a storage facility, ask them to show you a current stamped fire certificate.
Although most storage facilities require this by building code, it’s up to management to be consistent in getting them inspected as well as being on time in the scheduling of said inspection.