The Importance of Fire Sprinkler Maintenance

Fire sprinkler systems are important for buildings because they can revert fires before it is too late. An improperly calibrated or miswired system may cause a lot more damage than expected, while detailed annual inspections will reveal any problems that weekly or quarterly ones do not.

With an annual inspection, you can find out things that weekly and quarterly inspections don’t. For example, there might be corrosion in your sprinkler system or a problem with one of its components deep inside the pipes where water comes from.

Read through the following points for fire sprinkler systems:

Non-electronic Control Valves

Building owners should check non-electric control valves weekly to ensure they are open. A test could be performed during the annual full sprinkler system inspection if your building has electronic options.

The best way to protect your building against fires is by ensuring that the valves are open and operating properly. Building owners should check weekly, if not more often, depending on their routine maintenance schedule for these critical pieces of equipment that control water flow throughout an entire sprinkler system installation or just specific areas within it like hallways.

If you find any issues with them, you can fix them with help of the professionals, and improve your changes to handle emergencies more efficiently.

Coatings on Sprinkler Heads

Sprinkler heads can gather a coating of dirt and grime over time that temporarily restricts water flow from the heads. The best way to address the issue is to remove them with a non-residue and corrosion-resistant degreasing solution that won’t leave behind any residue or damage when applied properly.

Water Pressure

When it comes to your sprinklers, you need a sufficient amount of water pressure for them to work properly. This means that if one or more faucets are turned off, this could impact the performance and efficiency when operating under different pressures throughout their system, so quarterly checks will ensure there are no issues with hydrometer testing.

Victorian Fire Protection is a leading provider of fire equipment services. VFP provides essential fire safety/protection plans and fire solutions through a range of safety equipment to the industry and wider community in Australia. For more information, call us on 1300 974 877 or visit our website today!

The Importance of Fire Sprinkler Maintenance
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