One of the most important feature of fire resistance is……drum roll please……………water resistance.
When fire protection was everything
If you had asked 50 years ago. The only focus would be fire resistance – hands down – no question. At that time very few buildings had fire prevention or fire safety features. If a fire started in your building someone called the fire department….. well they would if it was during business hours. If it was after business hours you hoped that your neighbors noticed the smoke and called the fire department. This often made reaction to a fire slow. And fire protection meant keeping your important paperwork safe from long exposure to fire. So what to look for today when choosing file cabinet fire protection?
Look up at the changing landscape
Yes I really wanted you to look up. You will see emergency exit signs, and there is somewhere smoke detectors that are probably wired up to your local fire department. As soon as you have been alerted to the fire in your office the fire department has been alerted also and those brave men and women are on there way to put out the fire. Rapid response time is a priority for Fire Fighters. And help arrives within minutes.
So what is the real hazard when there is a fire?
Water! Between sprinklers and rapid fire department response – the duration of most fires is on the decline. And often it is the gallons of water sprayed on the fire that causes the majority of the damage. So, in addition to fire resistance – great document protection must include water protection.
Ulrich Plan files protect from Fire and Water
The very best protection includes fire and water protection! The Ulrich Planfiles and Minifiles aare the only large document filing system to have fire protection and these cabinets also have water protection.
You can count on the water apron and lap joint construction of these cabinets to protect your documents from water damage. See in this video the difference water can make in protecting your documents.
Map and Planfiling Fire Resistant Features.
The following video shows Ulrich Planfile fire resistant capabilities. These cabinets are the only file cabinets on the market for map and plan storage that provide fire resistance.
See below for more information on these cabinets
Storing a large number of maps and plans.
The Planfile is a high capacity cabinet which can hold 3,600 documents for daily use and 6,000 documents for archival use. More information….
Limited office space
The Ulrich Minifile is perfect for amazing document protection in a limited space. This cabinet sits less than 15″ from the wall and can hold between 1,440 and 2,400 documents. More information….
Need Archival Quality Large Document Storage?
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