Chesapeake Protection Services is an accredited, licensed, and fully insured company. We provide high-quality standardized fire systems inspections and maintenance that can help detect fire sprinkler corrosion, which may prevent your fire safety system from activating in the event of an emergency. One of the biggest problems that a commercial building’s fire safety system can encounter is corrosion of the sprinkler piping, which can often go undetected when routine maintenance and inspections are ignored. Through regular inspections and scheduling of routine maintenance with Chesapeake Protection Services, you can protect your commercial building’s sprinkler system from corrosion. Here’s what you should know.
Underlying Causes of Fire Sprinkler Corrosion
There are many contributing factors that may contribute to fire sprinkler corrosion in commercial buildings. One of the leading causes of corrosion in fire sprinkler pipes is due to oxidation, when oxygen dissolves within the water held in sprinkler pipes and reacts to natural elements contained within the piping. Additionally, fire sprinkler pipes can corrode due to natural aging and a lack of inspections performed that ensure your piping is in good condition.
Signs of Fire Sprinkler Corrosion in Your Commercial Building
There are a few obvious and not-so-obvious signs that your commercial building is suffering from fire sprinkler corrosion. Since corrosion occurs inside your fire sprinkler’s pipes, it can easily go undetected unless you are ensuring proper maintenance and routine inspections. When corrosion occurs within your sprinkler piping, it may begin to cause leaks that drip from your pipes and cause puddles surrounding your system. When a routine inspection is performed, reduced hydraulic performance may indicate that there’s corrosion occurring within your piping.
Corrosion Prevention for Wet and Dry Sprinkler Systems
Outside of regular maintenance and routine inspections performed by Chesapeake Protection Services, you can help prevent corrosion in your sprinkler piping. For dry and wet sprinkler systems, you can introduce nitrogen into the piping to eliminate oxygen that may contribute to corrosion. Additionally, you can routinely visually inspect your piping to search for exterior signs of corrosion. Is your commercial building in need of fire sprinkler inspection and maintenance? Contact Chesapeake Protection Services today!
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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.
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