What is a Fire Sprinkler System?
A fire sprinkler system1 is an active fire protection method, consisting of a water supply system, providing adequate pressure and flow-rate to a water distribution piping system, onto which fire sprinklers are connected.
Since the inception of fire sprinklers, everyone around has taken it for granted. They are under the impression that fire sprinkler systems are a type of smoke alarm. We all know it is fitted on the ceiling and think that they are doing their job for good.
Do we question their reliability? No, we don’t. We are good at making assumptions and we assume that these sprinklers are working efficiently and everything related to it is running at full speed.
Sadly, our thinking pattern has resulted in ‘n’ numbers of fire damages. The truth is that fire sprinklers need to be pampered – taken care of.
Well, now the question arises – how do I know if my fire sprinkler system will work in an emergency? Keep reading to know.
How to check the Fire Sprinkler System?
Inspection is the key to keep anything performing for a long time. But, having you do the inspection is a wrong idea. You might slip and break a leg. How would you do the checks? It’s better to appoint a professional.
Experts know how it works, they know the ins and outs of a fire sprinkler than a layman.
Testing is not a way to keep your insurance company or your fire department personnel happy. There are laws put down by the fire department and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for proper testing and maintenance of fire sprinkler system.
Testing a fire sprinkler will help you to know if it can perform in an emergency situation.
Schedule the checks
The standards set for the industry to do the necessary checks are done quarterly, annually and 5 yearly.
This time period helps you to know that the system is getting the required water pressure. It Will also help you to know if any tampering has been don’t to the valve or the water supply in the building is close.
Also helps you understand if there is any leakage or there is any damage to the sprinkler or any part of the system. Maintain a calendar; it ensures your safety.
A piece of advice.
A Fire can start when you’re least expecting it to start. Spilled grease in the kitchens, a left out cigarette, some bad wiring, and some other reason can start a fire. It is great that you’ve thought about installing a fire sprinkler.
Precaution is better than a cure.
Now let’s go one step further and make sure if the fire sprinklers actually work.
To know how a fire sprinkler works read this – fire sprinkler
Fire sprinklers can only work when the temperature in the room rises and it activates the system. By the time fire increases the temperature to a certain degree most of your valuables are burnt to ashes. So it’s better to have a fire extinguisher which will help you to control the small fire and protect your valuables from burning to ashes.
Damage if less can be recovered, but if it exceeds can cause a huge loss.
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Stay Safe and Keep things checked!