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How do I maintain fire sprinklers in my building?

3/8/2023 (Permalink)

Maintaining your fire sprinklers is a crucial part of running a business. It's important to keep the system in good shape so that it can do its job when it needs to. Fire sprinkler installation companies will be able to provide regular maintenance and inspections for your building's sprinkler system so that you don't have to worry about being unprepared for an emergency.

What is a fire sprinkler?

First, you need to know what the sprinkler system is. These systems automatically activate when the temperature reaches a certain level or when a heat detector goes off. They're often found buildings and industrial spaces where they don't need to be monitored by humans or computers.

Sprinklers with automatic control panels that can be programmed remotely via computer interface or app--this includes most residential systems installed. These panels allow you to change settings remotely if needed, but they aren't typically monitored full time by someone at your building's office.

Inspection done by a professional.

The next step is to have an inspection done by a professional. How often you should have your fire sprinklers inspected depends on the age of your building and its location. Inspections are typically required once every three years, but some states require an inspection every two years.

If you're unsure whether or not your building needs an inspection, contact your local fire department or building inspector's office for more information about local regulations regarding sprinkler maintenance and inspections.

You may want to hire a professional fire protection contractor who specializes in inspecting sprinkler systems for commercial buildings--or simply ask around for recommendations among friends who own businesses with similar structures as yours (you'll be surprised how many people know someone who has dealt with this issue!).

Potential issues include clogs, leaks, and freezing.

Clogged sprinklers are the most common problem with fire sprinkler systems. A clog can cause water loss and damage to your building's interior. If you see any signs of a clogged line (such as slow discharge from any one or two sprinklers), you should call in a professional to clean it out before it causes more serious damage.

Leaks are another issue that can lead to significant damage if not repaired quickly. Leaks could come from several place, between pipe joints, at valves, under valve seats, or around heads where they meet walls or ceilings. When you notice signs of leakage such as wet spots on floors or ceilings near fire protection equipment locations like valves/heads/risers etc. call the professionals to access the damage.

Regular maintenance can also prevent some of these problems.

Regular maintenance can also prevent some of these problems. If you have a fire sprinkler system that is not working properly, it may not be able to detect and extinguish a fire in time. It's important to have your sprinkler systems inspected regularly so that you know when they need repairs or replacement parts. Maintaining fire sprinklers will help ensure that your business stays safe and protected.

Maintaining fire sprinklers is a simple but important step in ensuring the safety of your business. It's easy to forget about these systems, but regular maintenance will help keep them in good condition and prevent any potential problems from arising. If you're interested in learning more about how we can help with this process (and many others), contact us today!

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