While not exactly a universally accepted standard building-code standard, it’s no secret that fire sprinklers are important and that they help save lives. However, having the systems set up and fitted in place is just a start. This is because there’s just so many things that could go wrong with fire sprinklers. You could have a leak in a pipe, or a sprinkler head could be damaged, or your local water supply may even become lower as time goes by. Although, fire sprinklers aren’t exactly all bad news. That is, so long as you take proper care of them, which is only possible through regular fire sprinkler system inspections.
These inspections are very important because during such inspections, the systems are checked for any sort of damaged and tested to see if it still works as it is intended to.
If you doubt the importance of fire sprinkler inspections, here are a few reasons to convince you why you should take them seriously.
- Water supply and pressure. So much of the efficiency of a fire sprinkler system relies on the available water supply. If, for example, the pressure is too low, then the system won’t be able to work as it is intended to. The result? Fires will spread much more quickly, and the fire sprinklers will be almost useless.
- Proper water flow. Pressure is important, but the flow of the water supply available to the fire system is also just as critical. While this is checked during the initial design and installation phase, continued periodical checking is also important to make sure the fire sprinkler system is okay and working properly.
- Free from obstructions. The whole system is not only checked for proper pressure and water flow, but also for obstructions that may damage the system should it be turned on in a fire emergency. These obstructions are then cleaned out periodically to make sure that the fire sprinkler system works as intended.
- It may be required by law. In most states, including California, the National Fire Protection Agency or NFPA have set out quite a few regulations regarding fire sprinkler systems. Not only do they mandate the installation of such systems, especially in commercial buildings, but also require them to be checked periodically by a licensed inspector. Failure to comply can result into hefty fines and citations and quite possibly, further legal action.
Fire Sprinkler System Inspections Save Lives
You can never be too careful when it comes to saving lives, fire safety included. Who knows just how many lives you can save if your fire sprinkler system works in case of a fire.
Remember, you have a responsibility to yourself, your family, your neighbors, or your staff and customers, to make sure that you do everything you can to prevent a fire from unnecessarily spreading out should it happen.
With regular fire sprinkler system inspections, you’re doing your best to be as responsible as you can by making sure that the fire sprinkler system installed in your home or commercial establishment works as it is intended to when it is needed the most.
If you would like to have your fire sprinklers inspected, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 today, or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information regarding fire sprinklers.
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