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As a business owner, chances are you needed to undergo a certain amount of schooling or experience in your particular field in order to be considered the expert that you are. There’s a particular confidence that we have when we are with other colleagues and have an understanding of what’s being discussed.  However, it can be disconcerting when you are outside your field of expertise and feel a little lost when words and terms are being used that you don’t comprehend – especially if it concerns something in your business. This is a possibility when you are in need of flameproofing treatments at your place of business, and you are unsure of the terminology being used.

In a culture that can have any bit of information at our fingertips within mere seconds, it's become something of an inherent expectation that we be provided any data we are seeking.  At Manhattan Flameproofing, we understand this reality, and we know how important it is to be as accommodating as possible. When it comes to flameproofing, at times business owners will have concerns regarding the chemicals and products we use in the treatment process. They want to know if they're toxic, safe for the public, and safe for the environment. While we assure our customers that all of the chemicals we use are water-based, non-toxic and approved by the FDNY, sometimes more information is requested.  We can easily comply with this request by providing a materials data sheet.

Fire safety has come a long way over the years, and the degree to which we can protect ourselves should a fire occur has grown in leaps and bounds. One element of fire safety, especially for public gathering places, is flameproofing.  However, while this treatment is extremely effective in preventing the spread of fire, there are certain limitations - both to the flameproofing process as well as the field flame test that follows.

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