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In-Home Sprinkler Systems: What You Need to Know | Corona, CA

Conducting regular maintenance and inspections for residential sprinklers are always a good idea, especially if you have a family you need to protect. Besides, they’re not even that difficult to do and you can easily do it yourself. Here are a few tips to protecting your property:

Make visual checks on all your shutoff valves. The first step is to make a visual check on all the water shutoff valves to see if they’re all open and if the storage tank is full.

Conduct flow tests periodically. Flow tests are also a definite must and should be conducted every few months. Having a system with a clearly-labeled flow-test valve that sprinkles to the outside can help tremendously in this regard. To test, simply open the valve slowly and let the water run its course for more than a minute.

Check the sprinkler components. Make sure that the sprinkler heads and cover plates are not painted over as this will cause problems with their operation.

Use visual signs. Majority of hazards resulting from sprinklers often result from locking the sprinkler valves in the closed position by mistake. Placing signs near the sprinkler components can help remind you and anyone in your house or building what the correct positions are.

Secure the control valves. If your valves are connected to your fire alarm system, you can supervise them electronically. You can also try putting up LO/TO signs to prevent unauthorized closures.

If you have doubts about whether you’ve checked it properly or not, check with your local fire marshal regarding laws regarding sprinklers your area and how to know if a sprinkler inspector is licensed and legitimate.

For more information about in-home fire sprinklers, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

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Fire Sprinklers Save Lives | New Construction | Serving Chino, CA

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A fire broke out at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta, CA. The blaze started in the laundry room and was held at bay by the buildings fire sprinkler system. Thanks to the fire sprinklers fire fighters were able to quickly put the fire out.

When you think of fire suppression, the first thought generally lies in fire extinguishers. But when an extinguisher isn’t enough to contain the blaze, fire sprinkler systems help do the job. The water supply system consists of a variety of pipes used to distribute water to various areas of a building quickly. Sprinklers are then put in place and are used to extinguish the fire as soon as it is detected, making them ideal for large scale buildings as they await assistance from the local fire department.

Fire sprinkler systems have proven time and again to help save buildings and homes from fire. Not only do they protect your business investments, but they can also save you and your loved ones at home. It’s true. Fire sprinkler systems were originally intended to protect factories and larger buildings from fire damage, but in recent years, smaller versions have been developed for the residential side of the industry. They have now been recommended as part of the fire installation in all buildings and homes and especially in all new construction.

For more Call CJ Suppression today for a free estimate to have fire sprinklers installed by calling 888-821-2334. Visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

Accepting patients from Chino, Ontario, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Fontana and all surrounding areas.

Make Sure Tenant Safety Is a Priority | Corona, CA

As a landlord, there are many responsibilities you have under your belt. Not only do you have to take care of your investment, but you also have to ensure that your employees and tenants are also as safe as possible. After all, they’ve entrusted you to make sure you are looking after their best interest. One of the biggest, and most devastating, dangers you may face is fire. Not only does it affect you and your business, but it also affects those neighbors around you. To ensure you have taken all proper precautions to ensure the safety of all, you may need to make a few improvements.

Tenant improvement can be a hassle and a potential danger if not done properly. For this reason, CJ Suppressions can help you and your tenant improvements by providing installation, relocation, and rework within tenant improvement and remodels. We will thoroughly modify and add to existing to fire sprinkler systems to ensure the safety of your business. Not only will you rest at ease, knowing you’ve taken care of your investment, you can be sure everyone will rest at ease knowing you are looking after their well-being.

The following are different types of fire suppressions systems that we install and services we provide for all your tenant improvement needs:

  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Dry/Chemical Systems
  • Preaction Sprinkler System (Single/Double Interlocked)
  • ESFR (Early Suppression Fast Response) sprinkler systems
  • Rack Storage Systems
  • Roof and Ground Storage Tank Installations
  • Underground Fire Lines
  • Special Hazard Systems
  • Centrifugal and Vertical Fire Pump Installations and Upgrades

If you would like to learn more about tenant improvements, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information.

CJ Suppression Inc. proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine and all surrounding areas.

We Want to Design Your Fire Protection System | Corona, CA

ThinkstockPhotos-479155414Protecting your business from fire is imperative for everyone involved. Not only in order to protect your product, but any staff and/or neighbors should also feel safe there knowing you are covered in case of fire. But designing a fire protection system isn’t as simple as a quick kit you pick up at the local hardware store. It takes a lot of planning and expertise. It can turn overwhelming very easily if you don’t have the proper training. That’s where we come in…

The design of fire protection systems is a multi-step process beginning with an assessment of the environment to be protected. Factors, both internal and external to the environment, are considered. This information is used to establish performance objectives for the fire protection system being designed. Our experienced engineering department conducts detailed studies to determine the optimum approach to providing the correct system application, meeting the needs of our clients in the most cost-effective way possible.

We begin with a site survey of the facility then provide the client with appropriate alternatives based on an assessment of the fire protection and life safety needs.  We will often consult with the client’s insurance company and the local fire department for their input during the decision-making process, in order to ensure that everything is up to code and covered by insurance. Once a decision is made on the specific type of system required, we assign a primary engineer to the project who will then develop the appropriate engineering design.

Our CAD design services include:

  • Fire sprinkler design drawings with as much detail as required and then some.
  • All designs are based on the latest NFPA codes. All schematic CAD drawings include underground fire supply, riser details with location within structure, main and branch line locations, sprinkler head type and location.
  • Bid drawings can also include back-up specifications, water analysis, and hydraulic calculations.
  • Fire sprinkler fabrication / installation / coordination drawings include all compliments listed above including computer generated shop drawings, hydraulic calculations and material submittals.
  • Fire Pump and/or Ground Storage Tank installation drawings with all associated piping and equipment.
  • Special hazard suppression system fabrication / installation drawings.

So, if you are in need of better fire protection for your facility, consider installing a fire protection system. It is the best chance you have to keep your business successful and in one piece.

Fire protection is very serious, so be sure to take every step you can to protect yourself and your property. If you would like to learn more about fire prevention systems, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information.

CJ Suppression Inc. proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine and all surrounding areas.

Three Reasons That Commercial Properties Should Have Fire Sprinklers Systems | Corona, CA

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It should be common knowledge that every commercial property should have fire sprinkler system installed to prevent fire damage. However, many people don’t realize how truly important these type of fixtures are in the case of a fire does occur. As a matter of fact, there is plenty of evidence that fire sprinklers are more effective that many give them credit for. If you’re considering having a fire sprinkler system installed, you should know how this fixtures can benefit your building in case of fire.

Fire Sprinkler Systems Are Virtually Fault-Free. According to a recent study conducted on fires, researchers found that fire sprinklers operated during 91% of all reported fires big enough to activate the sprinkler system. In fact, 9 out of 10 times, the fire sprinklers systems worked flawlessly. The reason fire sprinklers typically stop working is due to lack of maintenance.

Fire Sprinkler Systems Can Cut Potential Losses in Half. We all should know that fire can result in devastating damage both structures of building and the people that may be trapped inside the building. In another recent study, researchers found that when paired with early warning systems, fire sprinklers not only reduce property damage, but reduces injuries and loss of life by over 50%. These are statistics that should not be ignored!

Fire Sprinkler Systems Help Save Lives. I would say one of the most important things that fire sprinklers do is help lower the risk of death and injury during fires. According to another recent study done by the National Fire Protection Association, there’s no record of more than two lives lost inside of a building that has full a fire sprinkler system installed that is well maintained and fully functioning.

As you can see from the facts stated above, having a full fire sprinkler system installed is a crucial part of fire protection. If you’re ready to have fire sprinklers installed, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 today, or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information regarding fire extinguisher services.

CJ Suppression Inc. proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine and all surrounding areas.

Why Fire Sprinklers Are Important

fire sprinklers corona caWhen talking about fire suppressants at home, what’s the first thing you think about? Water, yes. Though, in modern times, people have come to rely on fire extinguishers as they’re lighter, easier to carry and generally more efficient. Unless, of course, the fire has become too big to the point that water blasting through the hoses of firemen are the only remaining option.

Before the fire becomes too big, however, fire extinguishers aren’t exactly the most efficient way to kill fire. No, fire sprinklers are.

The Problem With Accidental Fires

The most dangerous thing about fire is not its heat, nor is it the flames. Rather, it’s the toxic fumes and smoke that the fire produces. The smoke makes it hard to see and difficult to breathe, while the toxic fumes deliver a knock-out that could literally kill you before the fire has any chance of getting close to you.

Given how fire spreads so quickly and how being caught in one already makes for an extremely stressful situation, thinking about killing the fire with a fire extinguisher isn’t exactly easy. There’s a huge chance that the first thing you’d want to do is get out of the house. Though, even if you do manage to get to the fire extinguisher, what happens if the flame is already too big, or that the smoke is already too thick for you to see where you’re going?

Here’s where fire sprinklers come in.

When installed properly and routinely checked to make sure that they’re working, fire sprinklers can, in worse case scenarios, give you and your family as much as 10 minutes of cool, clean air to safely escape from your home.

10 minutes is more than enough time for you and everyone inside to vacate the house.

Added Property Value and Protection 

In case of a house fire, the lack of sprinklers means that there’s nothing you can do to minimize the damage. With fire sprinkler systems, however, you have a means of controlling the flame. While fire sprinklers aren’t usually enough to kill huge fires, fire sprinklers are often able to contain the fire enough to keep the damage to your home at a minimum.

This, and the fact that residential fire sprinkler systems can be made so that the fire department is called immediately if the sprinklers are triggered means that the fire will be taken care of as soon as the firefighters arrive.

Of course, the added cost of having fire sprinklers installed and maintained isn’t exactly cheap. Though, you’d be glad to know that the installation of fire sprinklers does add value to your home. Your home should be valued much higher, and insurance premiums should be cheaper as most insurance companies are fully aware that it is cheaper to cover the damage of a burnt kitchen than it is to cover the expenses of a house burnt down to the ground.

There are also plenty of other advantages that any homeowner can enjoy if they choose to have a residential fire sprinkler system is installed.

Still, the fact that you, your family, as well as your investment, is well protected is the most important factor. The rest, such as cheaper insurance premiums, and so on, are just icing on the cake.

If you would like to learn more about fire sprinkler systems, contact CJ Suppression Inc. in Corona, CA at 888-821-3-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com for more information.

CJ Suppression proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine and all surrounding areas.

How and Why Fire Sprinklers Save Lives | Fire Suppression Services

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It seems like almost every day you hear of another deadly fire incident happening somewhere. It can be caused by faulty wiring, an unfortunate kitchen accident, an act of nature or simply the result of carelessness. And, regardless of what caused it, almost everyone can agree with the fact that house fires are on top of the list of any homeowner’s list of possible nightmare scenarios.

Yet, despite how dangerous house fires are, there’s one thing that could have made such accidents less disastrous and that’s if fire sprinkler systems were present and working.

The Difference Fire Sprinklers Make

In the United States alone, about 2,600 people die each year due to home fires. However, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the use of smoke alarms and fire sprinkler systems reduce the risk of death by as much as 82%.

Loss of life aside, it doesn’t take any kind of research and statistics to say that house fires cause immense damage to  properties. But, again, the presence of smoke alarms and sprinkler systems cut down the damage many times over, from an average of $45,000 for homes with no sprinkler systems to $2,166 in those with sprinkler systems, according to the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.

Why Fire Sprinklers Still Have Not Caught On

Despite the glaring and somewhat obvious evidence of how sprinkler systems can actually save lives, many homeowners still do not believe in having their houses fitted for such sprinkler systems.

For one, there are those that believe the sprinkler systems can actually cause much more damage than the fire itself. This belief may have started due to a number of reasons, mainly due to the fear of the sprinklers leaking or going off accidentally, causing water damage. While such fears are warranted, they’re not exactly true, as all sprinklers are tested during and after installation. Also, not all sprinkler heads go off in case of fires. Most of the time, just one sprinkler head is enough to contain fires.

Another likely reason why even the most safety-conscious homeowners shy away from sprinkler systems is because of the perceived aesthetic and financial issues. Both misconceptions are slowly becoming less of an issue as fire sprinkler systems have become more available, cheaper and less conspicuous.

Why You Should Have Fire Sprinklers Installed In Your Home

Besides the fact that sprinklers save lives, most insurance companies offer generous discounts for homes fitted with fire sprinkler systems. Also, sprinklers may allow homeowners to qualify for a tax rebate. The resale and appraisal value of the home also goes up because of the sprinkler systems, which is good for those who’re looking to prepare for selling their house someday, or those who simply want to qualify for bigger loans down the line.

Certain communities around the globe also have started to require new homes to be fitted with sprinkler systems, and it’s only a matter of time before sprinklers become mandated in most communities.

With fire sprinkler systems, you are not only potentially saving your life and those of your family, but also you end up saving more money in more ways than one. And, when both things are considered, there’s really no reason NOT to have a sprinkler system installed in your lovely home.

For more information about fire suppression services call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine, and surrounding areas.

Testing & Maintenance | Fire Suppression Services

ThinkstockPhotos-476757122You’ve probably noticed the inspection sticker on a fire extinguisher – they need to be properly maintained, including testing and recharging, in order to be effective. The same is also true of commercial suppression systems, regardless of the type of system. While some maintenance tasks fall to the owner of the property, trained professionals should conduct more extensive maintenance and testing to ensure that systems are functional and to comply with fire safety regulations.

Regardless of the type of the system, property owners should ensure that suppression systems are clean, clear, and accessible. The visible components should be routinely checked to ensure they’re free of debris and corrosion, and rooms containing suppression hardware should be kept in the temperature range specified by the manufacturer (for example, wet pipe systems should stay above 40 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent freezing).

The designer or installer of your suppression system will likely provide a testing and maintenance schedule for professional service. This maintenance is vital to both safe operation, and complying with most local laws. The service varies significantly with the type of the system: wet systems may require backflow testing, foam systems may require chemical sampling to ensure it’s behaving within acceptable tolerances, kitchen hoods may require inspection to ensure grease isn’t interfering with the system, and dry suppression systems may need to be tested to ensure that the air pressure is maintained at proper levels.

Proper testing can very literally save lives, but it’s also required for compliance with NFPA and local regulations. Typically, testing and maintenance plans are specified by the designer or installer, but if you’re unsure of the requirements, contact your local suppression system designer – they’ll help you understand both the types of testing required to comply with regulations, but also the schedule and costs associated with that testing.

For more information about fire suppression services call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine, and surrounding areas.

Components of a Fire Suppression System | Fire Suppression Services

467071483When most people think of fire suppression systems, they tend to immediately think of active suppression – sprinklers and extinguishers, in particular, come to the minds of many people. While these are important parts of a fire suppression plan, they’re not the only parts. Fire suppression is a science, and there are many components that a skilled suppression system designer will integrate into a solution.

The first components to consider are active components:

– In order for a suppression system to be effective, the first thing it must do is detect a fire – professional suppression will use numerous sensors and alarms to detect heat, smoke, and other signs of fire
– Once the alarm is triggered, relatively low tech devices such as fire hydrants, fire buckets, and fire axes may be made available depending on the nature of the space – in some cases, straight forward fire extinguishers may be able to extinguish a fire before the full suppression system is activated.
– Once a fire is detected, the fire may be combatted with sprinkler systems (wet or dry) or chemical based systems (gaseous systems that displace oxygen, foam systems, or other extinguishing agents)
– Suppression systems can be designed to make fire fighting easier for fire professionals – placement of fire hydrants and plumbing of pipes for fire fighters can help protect a business in case of fire.

Beyond active components, a properly designed system will incorporate passive components – such as firewalls, fire-stops, grease-ducts, and fire-rated materials to help slow the spread of fire, and limit exposure, and protect high risk materials from heat and flame sources. While these components will not necessarily stop a fire, they can help prevent or slow a fire so that professional fire fighters can more easily contain it.

Properly designed fire suppression systems involve quite a bit more than simple sprinklers and fire extinguishers – if you have people or assets to protect, speak to a professional suppression system designer to make sure that your suppression plan is adequate to both protect your assets and comply with regulations.

For more information about fire suppression services call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine, and surrounding areas.

When Suppression Systems Go Awry! | Fire Suppression Services

carbon-dioxideUsually when a suppression system malfunctions or does not deploy when needed can be a disaster. Fortunately this time the malfunction was quite amusing! While we’re sure the business owner was unamused, with no environmental or safety hazards to worry about, the scene, as seen in the video below, was quite the site!

“Peel Regional Police were called to Vedeete Drive in the Derry and Airport Roads area Saturday morning for traffic control after concerns fire retardant foam leaking from an airport hangar could spill onto the roadway.

Police were called to the scene at about 8:40 a.m. to assist with traffic, but found the large body of foam was mostly contained on airport property and not threatening to interfere with traffic on the main roads.

According to a Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) spokesperson, the chemical was leaking from the fire suppression system in an Air Transat hangar. The white, fluffy-looking foam floating out of the airport property hangar had no “environmental impact and no impact to commercial schedules,” the GTAA said.

Click the Link to see a Video of the ‘Foam Wonderland’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqLQiZWleDA

Air Transat confirmed there was no fire in the hangar, which was empty at the time. “The situation is under investigation. We don’t know at this time what happened,” Air Transat Spokesperson Debbie Cabana said Saturday morning.

Cabana did not know how much of the chemical was released by the fire suppression system, but said it posed no environmental or safety threat. “Since it’s foam, this will become liquid in a few hours, so there’s no action taken at this point to remove it because it’s just going to become liquid a remove by itself,” she said(Source:mississauga.com).”

To ensure their reliability, fire systems must be inspected, tested and maintained. CJ Supression Services qualified and experienced staff stands ready to provide fire protection service and maintenance that will keep your fire protection systems reliable and code compliant.

For more information about commercial fire suppression call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine, and surrounding areas.