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ServiceTrade Summer ’23 Innovation

Every year, hiring and retaining skilled technicians gets more difficult, yet leading mechanical and fire protection contractors are growing faster than ever because they focus on getting the most from the techs they have. That’s why ServiceTrade…
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Best Mechanical & HVAC Trade Shows for Commercial Service Contractors

There are many HVAC and mechanical trade shows vying for your attention and attendance. And we know it would be great to attend them all as these events are so often valuable and invigorating—but we also know that’s not normally possible.…

NFPA 915 the Standard for Remote Inspections and Tests

Have you ever wondered: "Could I perform a Fire Life Safety Inspection with a drone or video camera?" The NFPA Standards Council has discussed this very concept and has recently accepted the NFPA 915 Technical Committee's recommendation to publish…

Navigating the Skilled Labor Shortage: Balancing Supply and Demand

For mechanical contractors, the busy season is a great opportunity to show customers that they can rely on you, but the increased workload creates a lot of stress for employees and customers, especially during a skilled labor shortage. Here…

Introduction to NFPA Inspection Forms

When it comes to the design, installation, oversight & maintenance of fire sprinkler systems and fire alarm systems, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards help ensure the viability of these systems over time with…
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A Detailed Introduction to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Guidelines

Founded in 1896, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has a rich history of promoting public safety through published NFPA guidelines that include codes & standards developed to minimize the possibility of fire and other risks.…

5 Ways To Help Your Techs Do Their Best Work

Productive and happy techs are the lifeblood of any service business. And while they’re out in the field working hard, it’s your job to equip them with the tools they need to do their best work. Exceptional service and peak productivity…

6 Features Your Digital Fire Inspection Form Should Have

As a fire and life safety contractor, you’re well aware that not all inspection forms are created equal. You know you need well-designed forms to ensure compliant, accurate, and efficient inspections. But what makes an inspection form…

NFPA 13 2019 8.3.1.2.1 Actuator Supervision

Have you ever walked into a Pre-Action Sprinkler System or Deluge Valve Sprinkler room and observed the "actuator" hanging loosely by, not connected to its proper valve actuator? This is a serious impairment of the system, as it will NOT operate…