When looking into a storage building, some units can often contain combustible items and flammable materials that could quickly catch fire if there isn’t an adequate fire protection system in place. At Chesapeake Sprinkler Company, we understand how vital a working sprinkler system can be within a storage building. Since a storage building is frequently filled with thousands of beloved items, it’s essential to secure these belongings by implementing a fire protection system with a sprinkler design. Additionally, these thousands of items are massive fire hazards. Owners and managers of storage buildings should stay aware of their fire codes and standards outlined by the National Fire Protection Association.
What’s a Storage Building?
Under the National Fire Protection Association, a storage building is considered a building that has only a small number of people in contrast to items contained within the building itself. Storage buildings can be warehouses or units within a building that contain items for long-term storage that individuals pay a monthly fee for. If you’ve ever watched shows like Storage Wars or American Pickers, you might’ve seen firsthand how stacked and packed an individual storage unit can be. These storage units can contain thousands of items, some of which are combustible, which is an incredible fire hazard that could cause property damage and immense loss.
National Fire Protection Association: Sprinkler Design for Storage Buildings
According to the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, sprinkler systems have to be specially designed to handle storage buildings with highly-stacked items. This is due to the fact that objects within a building, and the density of these items, can contribute to how hot fire may become and how quickly it may spread. Implementing a sprinkler design built to code based upon the NFPA and your local regulations can help ensure that your storage building is protected in the event of a fire outbreak.
Ensure Compliance with the NFPA
Was your sprinkler system initially designed years ago prior to your building implementing any high-piling storage? If so, you’ll need to have a new sprinkler system inputted within compliance with sprinkler recommendations for buildings with high-pile storage and storage units. Contact Chesapeake Sprinkler today for all of your sprinkler design 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!