If you have a fire sprinkling system at home, then it means you know how effective these systems are when there is a fire. However, fire sprinkling systems are only effective if they have no defects. Over time, issues may arise with these systems. That is why it is essential that you do continuous checks in order to make sure that your fire sprinkling system is working properly.
A monthly check is essential to ensure that everything is working correctly. During your monthly checks you should make sure that the sprinkler valves are easy to access and that there are no leaks to be found. Make sure any labels on the system are in place so that in event of an emergency someone who is not familiar with the system can know where the different valves are located. During your monthly inspections you should also do a search for leaks.
If you find monthly checks a bit too tedious then you can try to do quarterly checks and combine it with the tips given above. Here are some extra security checks that you should perform every quarter. Fire sprinkler systems contain a supervisory alarm and a water flow alarm. You should inspect every quarter to ensure that they are working properly. Valve seizures can happen and so can broken seams. Thankfully, these are easy to identify, and you should be able to see by turning and touching them whether or not there is a problem. You should check all valves and seams with the water turned off.
The Fire Department
In the event of a fire, you will need the fire department on the scene as soon as possible. You can make things easier for them by ensuring that all the fire department connections such as valves and gaskets on the sprinkler system are not damaged. Make sure that there are no obstructions such as debris or bushes that can prevent the fire department from quickly attaching equipment to put out a fire.
Keeping your home from suffering extensive damage during a fire is easier when you have a sprinkler system. However, you must ensure that the sprinkler system is always working correctly or it will be rendered useless. Making sure that you do monthly and quarterly checks in a timely manner will prevent system failure. Follow the steps discussed above and you should have no problems.
Get in touch with a company like Allied Fire & Safety Equipment Co Inc for more help.