Plumbers 911 - Annual Plumbing Maintenance
26 Nov

Fire sprinkler seasonal maintenance

Since you rely on your fire sprinkler system to keep your family, home, business and co-workers safe, it is important to have seasonal maintenance performed on your sprinkler system.

Although some maintenance may be able to be performed by the home or business owner, for thorough maintenance, call Plumbers 911 to be referred to a reliable contractor in your area.

The most important item our experts will check is the water pressure, as sprinkler systems only function properly if they are pressurized. If your system is not correctly pressurized, it will leave your home or business susceptible to fire damage.

Since water is dispersed through the sprinkler heads, sprinkler heads must be inspected. Included in this inspection should be a thorough cleaning, as dirt and grime can build up on the sprinkler head over time. Although these components typically last decades before needing to be replaced, they should still be inspected for defects.

When inspecting valves, all valves should be in the open position. If they are not in the open position, your sprinkler system will not properly function in the event of a fire.

There are other measures that you can take to ensure that your sprinkler system will protect your home or business to its best ability. Moving tall objects that obstruct the spray of the sprinkler is one such measure.

Another is to remove any paint or tape from the sprinkler. If you recently had your home or business painted, the painter may have covered a sprinkler head and forgotten to remove the tape, or painted over the sprinkler head entirely. If this is the case, remove the tape and any excess paint.

If you need seasonal maintenance or inspection of your fire sprinkler system, call Plumbers 911 to be referred to a reliable plumbing contractor in your area.