Commercial fire sprinkler system repairs and replacements are unavoidable. Even with regular care, inspections, and maintenance, your system will eventually be damaged, exceed its age limit, rust, or even experience leaks. The four signs listed below indicate that your fire sprinkler system needs to be serviced or replaced.
Damage To Your Fire Sprinkler System
If you see apparent damage to the heads or pipes of your fire sprinkler system, such as leaking or rust, it may be time to call a professional for possible repairs or replacement. External damage to your fire sprinkler system can cause it to fail and become dysfunctional. It is a significant safety risk that can devastate a company and its employees in the event of a fire. A protective cage constructed around the sprinkler heads of your building can help avoid and mitigate fire sprinkler damage.
You Have An Older System
Knowing the age of your property’s fire sprinkler system might help you decide on maintenance and replacement. Your fire sprinkler system may weaken with time, necessitating a replacement. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a professional should inspect fire sprinkler heads every year. It is also advised that you conduct your quarterly checks.
Corrosion is widespread in systems with water or excess moisture. However, suppose you allow pollutants to accumulate in your fire sprinkler systems regularly. In that case, your plan may deteriorate, causing holes in the pipes and resulting in leaks and water damage. A rotten egg smell, rust, or discolored water generally identifies corrosion.
Your System Begins To Experience Leaks
If you realize your system is leaking, you should contact a professional immediately so they can evaluate it and make any necessary repairs or replacements. If left handled, leaking water might signify severe problems with your fire sprinkler system, resulting in considerable damage and a flawed system.
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.
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