Fire Sprinkler Services
Fire sprinkler systems are your business’s first line of defense against a fire. Though they may not stop all the damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association, buildings with a sprinkler system often suffer 60% less damage than buildings without them. Considering the devastation a fire can cause, that can be a significant savings during the rebuilding process.
A sprinkler system is of little value, however, if it’s not working correctly. At Fire Pros, we can make sure your fire sprinkler system is installed properly, well-maintained, and ready when your business needs it.
Our fire protection company works with businesses throughout West Michigan. With our experienced team and dedication to quality, you can count on Fire Pros to keep your business and personnel protected.
Fire Sprinkler Installations
Fire sprinkler systems contain many components, from pipes and sprinkler heads to valves, pumps, and control systems. To work together properly, all these parts must be sourced from reputable manufacturers, integrated into a cohesive, well-designed system, and installed properly.
At Fire Pros, we have the experience and equipment to provide a quality, professional fire sprinkler installation that gives your business the best possible protection. We’ll evaluate your facility and design a fire sprinkler system that meets all your requirements at a cost-effective price.
Fire Sprinkler Repairs
When you have a problem with your fire sprinkler system, you can count on Fire Pros for a fast response and quality, professional repairs. We service all fire sprinkler systems, and we can diagnose and repair even the most complicated problems.
Contact us today to schedule fire sprinkler repairs at your business.
Fire Sprinkler Inspections
Routine inspections and maintenance are the only way to ensure your fire sprinkler system is working properly and up to code. We offer complete inspection and maintenance for all types of fire sprinkler systems, and we use a multipoint inspection process designed to catch any problems early.
Our fire sprinkler inspections comply with NFPA 25 requirements and include:
- Inspecting your fire sprinkler system and its critical components
- Testing the performance of the fire pump and checking it for leaks or damage
- Lubricating bearings, bushings, shafts, couplers, and other moving components
- Measuring the water flow rates from the pump and sprinklers
- Testing fire alarms and sprinkler activation
- Inspecting the electrical system, control circuits, and communications interface
- Performing trip tests of the dry pipe, deluge, and pre-action sprinkler systems
- Performing quarterly testing of water flow rates
At Fire Pros, our inspections and maintenance can keep your business in compliance with all state and local fire codes, insurance policy requirements, and NFPA requirements.
We also feature cost-effective, convenient inspection contracts that can keep your fire sprinkler system up to code at all times. They include annual maintenance visits, quarterly flow tests, and other valuable services.
Pros & Cons of Fire Sprinkler Systems
The benefits of fire sprinkler systems include:
- Reduced property damage
- Environmental advantages
There are a few drawbacks to installing fire sprinkler systems, including:
- Water damage
While fire sprinklers are relatively expensive and require frequent maintenance, it’s best to keep your property safe and protected from potential fire damage.
Contact Fire Pros online to schedule fire sprinkler installation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Sprinkler Systems
Are fire sprinkler systems effective as a form of fire protection?
Yes. Fire sprinkler systems are an effective form of fire protection and are the most widely used fire protection system today, due to the benefits of reduced damage and saved lives.
How do fire sprinklers work?
The pipes for fire sprinkler systems contain highly pressurized water. Once the mechanism in the fire sprinkler head has been triggered, the water will only be able to be turned off by an emergency responder.
Each sprinkler head has a little plug to hold back the pressurized water in the pipes. However, when the temperature rises above 165 degrees Fahrenheit, the plug is released. How the plug is released depends on the type of fire sprinkler system installed.
Some systems have a special solder for the sprinkler head that melts in high temperatures. Other systems may have a glass vial that contains fluid that will expand to break the glass in high temperatures.
How often should my fire sprinkler system be inspected?
The NFPA recommends that your fire sprinkler system be tested and inspected by professional fire protection technicians at least four times per year.
Do fire sprinklers detect or react to smoke?
No, most commercial fire sprinkler systems react to heat, not smoke. When a predetermined heat level is reached inside an area or facility, a glass bulb or metal fusible link breaks or pops off, and the sprinkler head releases water to suppress a fire. Only the head closest to the fire reacts first.
It should be noted that there are fire protection systems that react to smoke, but they’re typically installed in high-hazard areas.
What are five-year sprinkler inspections?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires inspections every five years. During the inspection, a certified fire safety contractor examines the sprinkler’s pipes, ensuring there are no blockages that might prevent the free flow of water during a fire.
Sprinkler system inspections performed by the skilled technicians at Fire Pros include checking all critical components for signs of damage. We also examine the electrical system, lubricate moving parts, perform valve trip tests, measure water flow rates, and more. Most inspections are completed within a day.
What are the four types of commercial fire sprinkler systems?
Wet pipe, dry pipe, pre-action, and deluge have unique applications and activate differently, but all help prevent flames from spreading and reduce fire damage.
Do commercial fire sprinklers need electricity to work?
Fire sprinklers rely on water pressure to work. Some advanced fire sprinkler systems use electricity for certain valves and pumps; others integrate with fire alarm systems. However, most commercial fire sprinkler systems don’t rely on electricity.
Can fire sprinklers go off accidentally?
It’s rare for commercial fire sprinklers to accidentally go off, as built-in safety measures prevent accidental discharge. Routine maintenance ensures the system’s reliability in the event of a fire in any business industry.
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