In Between Inspections? Best Tips to Keep Your Sprinkler Safe

                                                                       
Sprinkler systems are an essential part of keeping your employees and property safe. Sticking to your inspection cycle is key in assuring you sprinkler is functioning properly. However, in between those inspections our technicians are not there to safeguard your system from some common mistakes.

 

PREVENT FREEZING

With winter creeping up on us this is a major concern and can cost your business a hefty amount of money. Even though it is economical to turn the heat down in your facility when employees are not present it could cause a colossal problem. The water in those pipes start to freeze. Initially this will cause obstruction, hindering the flow of water, but this can quickly lead to eruption of those pipes. You can easily avoid this by making sure the air temperature around those pipes is above freezing. Pipes in attics and stairwells are more susceptible to this, just make sure that the auxiliary heaters are turned back on in these locations and cold air is not drafting in from anywhere.

NO PAINTING

Even though those metal pipes might not be your decor choice, painting them interferes with there ability to function properly. When painted there is a chance the sprinkler will not activate accurately in the case of an emergency. The paint can cause the components to congest, which will slow down or completely stop the flow of water.

DO NOT HANG

Even though those pipes look like an easy way to hang items, it is critical to abstain from this. The sprinkler heads can be severely damaged from even the lightest amount of pressure. The rest of the system is just as vulnerable. Any amount of pressure on the system can create damage that could cripple the functionality of it.

COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION INSPECTIONS

 Not only can we handle your sprinkler inspections but we also inspect, install, maintain and repair a wide array of fire protection devises from extinguishers to FM200 systems and everything in between. Our technicians are highly qualified and can determine what needs your business has to keep it safe and up to code.

 

 

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Posted by Jennifer Shepherd in Sprinkler, Fire Protection

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