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5 Tips To Ensure Fire Sprinklers Will Work

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

red head of a fire sprinkler Each sprinkler head should have at least 36 inches of space under it.

Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Tips

If your Blaine, TN, business, is lucky enough to have a fire sprinkler system, you have added peace of mind that any flames will be extinguished quickly. To ensure that peace of mind and minimize the damage a professional fire restoration company will need to complete, it is necessary to keep the system on the top of the maintenance checklist. Below are five ways to help ensure the sprinklers will work when needed.

1. Keep Heads Clear
The sprinkler heads should never be painted. This interferes with the sensors that detect heat. Dust and debris may also affect the sensors, so it’s a good idea to regularly dust them. Ensure that extra care is taken during fire sprinkler cleanup.

2. Avoid Obstructing Heads
Each sprinkler head should have at least 36 inches of space under it. Any decorative items, furniture or storage that is closer than that should be moved. Any kind of blockage may affect the head’s ability to properly spray.

3. Maintain Proper Water Pressure
For a fire sprinkler system to work, it needs the right amount of water pressure. As part of a regular maintenance routine, ensure that the pressure is correctly set.

4. Leave Control Valve Open
If the control valve accidentally gets closed, no water will start flowing if the sprinklers are activated. Regularly check this is in the open position.

5. Get an Annual Professional Fire Suppression Inspection
Like with other elements of a property, regular inspections by a professional are recommended. That is especially true if your suppression is older. A certified professional will ensure everything is up to code and ready to work.
Having a fire sprinkler system may provide another layer of safety but only if you are certain it will work. Ensuring the system is regularly maintained and inspected is key to making that happen.

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