How to Maintain Your Sprinkler System Effectively
Installing a fire sprinkler system during building construction or converting an existing system to an existing building is one of the most effective means of assuring safety in the case of a fire. Retrofitting might be costly, but safety and peace of mind rewards are typically worth it. In new houses, however, a system may be a minimal expense to endure and a valuable asset to have over time if maintained in working order via regular maintenance.
Proper fire sprinkler system maintenance requires training and close attention to detail. As the owner, you may be able to perform some basic maintenance tasks on your own in between regular visits by a certified technician. The first goal of maintaining your system would be to ensure that all building occupants are aware of its function and treat it as such. It is not permissible to paint or hang decorations on the sprinkler head itself and should communicate these ground rules to any decorators or other workers who are not frequent users but may need to make aesthetic alterations to the space. Sprinkler heads should also be kept from unnecessary contact, as an accidental pat may land with enough force to damage something internal without the user’s knowledge.
Even without human intervention, a sprinkler head may get clogged by dust, spiderwebs, and other minute particles; therefore, they should be thoroughly examined at least once a month to ensure that they are clean and can support the free flow of water in the case of an emergency. When doing these checks, keep an eye out for any overall variations in the appearance of your system. If you see anything out of the ordinary and are concerned, contact the Company that installed the system for maintenance or another trustworthy organisation if they are unavailable.
The first step in the process of professional maintenance will be the arrival of your expert, who will conduct an inspection of the area that the system occupies to look for anything that might impede the performance of your sprinklers. The technician will examine each sprinkler head to confirm that it has been correctly installed, that it is operational, and that it has been labelled. This will also be done for the valves that are related to it. A test will be done to determine whether or not the water pressure that is provided to the sprinklers is adequate to put out a fire.
The sprinkler alarm is an essential component of the device’s usefulness, and if it fails, the rest of the system will be worthless to you in a crisis. Therefore, your specialist will also thoroughly examine this portion of the sprinkler system. After performing these and other tests, they will provide suggestions on how to resolve any faults with your sprinkler system and will document the results of the inspection for future reference. With regular maintenance, your fire sprinkler system will keep your property safe for many years.
This article outlines some strategies a user may take to maintain or upkeep a fire sprinkler system. These should be done in combination with expert inspections and maintenance regularly.