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THE PIPES ARE CALLING – AND CORRODING!

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June 15, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
When is it time to replace the pipes for sprinkler systems? What are some of the warning signs to watch for if your pipes are getting worn out?
 
Corrosion is not a word you want to hear when thinking about your sprinkler system. Yet corrosion is a reality and, at its worse, a recipe for catastrophic damage. But at Brothers Fire & Security, it’s our job to keep an expert eye on the condition of pipes in sprinkler systems.
 
We are especially vigilant for companies with high moisture environments where water is used, such as paper companies, manufacturing facilities, food processing plants, chemical manufacturing, heavy industrial companies, and electric power plants.
 
 
CORROSION REARS ITS UGLY HEAD

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TEST YOUR IQ: FIRE & SPRINKLER SYSTEMS FACTS & FICTION

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June 1st, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
There is often a fine line between fact and fiction, and that line can also be blurred when it comes to our perceptions of sprinkler systems. It’s a century-old fact that sprinklers are highly effective elements of total system designs for fire protection in buildings and safety of life. When they are present, the chances of dying in a fire are reduced 50 to 75 percent, and the average property loss per fire is cut 50 to 65 percent.
 
Yet there are still common misunderstandings about sprinkler operation and effectiveness. Let’s test your sprinkler system IQ with a little True or False test. Check your answers at the end of the test. I hope you score 100 percent!
 
 
 
 
 
 

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: SIEMENS – INGENUITY FOR LIFE

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May 15, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
Make no mistake about it! Brothers Fire and Security only works with vendors we trust. We look for vendors with significant contributions to new technology in the fire and security industry, and with solutions that focus on quality and customers. Our vendors are important not just because our reputation is on the line, but because we are committed to provide the best in fire and security services. I’m excited to introduce a series on our vendors to tell you about the brands we trust, and to share valuable product and service education.
 
SIEMENS – RICH HISTORY AND COMMITMENT
 
Founded in 1847, Siemens CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR HOMEPAGE is a global powerhouse focusing on electrification, automation and digitalization. From New York City to

8 LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE RECENT TRUMP TOWER FIRE

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May 1st, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
A long-time family friend of mine lives on the 32nd floor of Trump Tower in Manhattan, NY, and I was worried about him when I heard about the April 7 fire on the 50th floor. Fortunately, he was fine and his apartment was not damaged.
 
The fire was contained to one apartment, but tragically, the resident died. Fire department officials said the large apartment was heavily furnished and “virtually entirely on fire” with flames shooting out of the broken windows. The cause of the fire? Sequenced power strips powering multiple components. Compounding this preventable tragedy, there were no smoke alarms in the apartment.
 
 
 
Trump Tower was built in 1983 when sprinkler systems were not required for commercial high-rises.
 
Many high-rises

TAX TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR FIRE & SECURITY SYSTEMS

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April 15, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:

The dust has settled on the tax season and you’re breathing a sigh of relief—or scratching your head wondering what you can do to improve the bottom line. Now is the time to look for ways to lower expenses, streamline budgets, and effectively manage risk that will make a positive difference at tax time next year.

One way is to look at your fire and security systems. Are you getting the most out of them? Technology is constantly changing and there are new upgrades all the time. Also, old systems can put your buildings and its people at risk, and raise your insurance rates.
 
TIP THE TAX SCALES IN YOUR FAVOR

If a fire and security system upgrade is needed, here are