As the weather continues to stay brutally cold, it’s important that your sprinkler system doesn’t fall victim to freezing. In fact, having your sprinkler system suffer from freezing over, you could be putting your business in danger. Prepared business owners can rest assured that their sprinkler system will function properly in case of a fire emergency.
Insulate The Pipes
A crucial part of a sprinkler system are the pipes. Even when the weather isn’t brutally cold, a slight freeze could still negatively affect your sprinkler system. When your sprinkler system is compromised your business can suffer the consequences. When your sprinkler system is based on water, freezing pipes become a big concern. However, with proper insulation pipes can manage freezing water temperatures more than uninsulated ones. In fact, pipes that are by the ceiling need to be extra insulated because that’s the area that typically sees the largest amount of potential gaps for cold air to seep through.
Install A Dry System In Susceptible Areas
Ideally, you want to protect your most vulnerable areas first. This means installing a dry system wherever there is more exposure for freezing to occur. For example, a garage is very vulnerable to freezing when the temperature drops. Dry systems are excellent for these types of applications, however it is very important that you properly maintain them by having your sprinkler maintenance company perform quarterly inspections. Additionally your in-house maintenance staff should drain all low points monthly.
Have Your Sprinkler System Inspected
You will want to regularly maintain and inspect your sprinkler system to ensure it will properly operate. However, sometimes things happen and we forget to have our fire sprinklers inspected. Having a maintenance contract will prevent any missed inspections. Regular maintenance is vital to make sure the valves operate and sprinkler heads are intact. Not only will this allow you to know that your sprinkler system will work in a fire, but it can also help prevent leaks and freeze ups.
Get The Best of the Best from Fireline!
At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems to keep commercial kitchens safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to keep your business safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems as well to help keep commercial fires controlled should they break out. Our trained technicians will work with you to determine which air sampling smoke detection system is best for your business. We will also help install and maintain the system for your commercial building.