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3 Fire Suppression System Types to Know

There are a variety of fire suppression systems your commercial building can use.

There are a variety of fire suppression systems your commercial building can use. Life safety systems are essential to a commercial business to protect occupants and property. Chesapeake Sprinkler Company will inspect your property and advise you on the best system for your building. 

Sprinkler Systems for Fire Suppression

Fire suppression with sprinkler systems use water to put out fires. The type of fire sprinkler system you use depends on what the space is used for. Wet sprinkler systems are what you think of when you think of fire sprinkler systems. They work best in insulated or temperature-controlled buildings, usually offices or where people will congregate in a building. Wet sprinkler systems are typical for human-occupied buildings. Dry sprinkler systems are ideal for storage buildings and warehouses because they do not need to be temperature controlled. Dry sprinklers are empty until the emergency, preventing frozen pipes in areas exposed to cold weather. As more businesses move to remote work and reduce their office space, fire safety needs may change. If you are looking to change your life safety systems, talk with our fire sprinkler contractors. 

Industrial Fire Suppression

An industrial fire suppression system uses specific chemicals to put out fires. Instead of spraying fires with water, the industrial fire suppression system will spray ABC or BC powder on the fire, neutralizing any flammable materials or oils. It leaves behind a residue, making it harmful to valuable pieces like paintings or delicate equipment. This kind of fire suppression system is safe for human-occupied buildings. 

Clean Agent Fire Suppression

Another fire safety system is the clean agent fire suppression system that works by releasing odorless gas to eliminate oxygen in a room. Oxygen is the life force of fire. Without it, fires die. Unfortunately, this type of fire suppression system is not suited for human-occupied spaces. This is the fire safety system to use in data centers of warehouses with valuable property. Unlike industrial fire suppression systems, a clean agent fire suppression system will not leave behind a residue. Speak with our staff of fire sprinkler contractors to find the right fire safety system for your needs. 

Contact Chesapeake Sprinkler Company Today!

Chesapeake Sprinkler Company is a leading fire sprinkler contractor in the region, which is now a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) company. As a full-service fire protection company, we offer design, fabrication, installation, testing, maintenance, and inspection of fire protection systems. Everything you need from your fire suppression specialist.

For more information, please email or call our Odenton location at 410-674-7041, our Ashburn location at 703-729-5150, or for service / maintenance Chesapeake Protection Services at 410-674-7577. For emergencies, call 800-298-3473 (FIRE). Feel free to keep in touch through Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!

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