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4 Important Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Tips
Fire sprinkler systems are intricate engineering designs designed to help protect your commercial premises and employees. Without properly functioning fire protection engineering designs, you may be putting the lives of your employees and your assets at risk, without even knowing it.
So in order to ensure your sprinkler system functions to its full capacity, keep in mind the following 4 sprinkler maintenance tips:
1. Avoid painting over the sprinkler heads
It is crucial to not paint over a sprinkler head as this may prevent the bulb from breaking in the event of a fire – thus failing to release the necessary water. The paint may also stop the valve from dropping down, even if the bulk has been shattered.
2. Never hang any objects from the sprinklers
Avoid hanging decorations or objects from the sprinkler heads, pipes or sprinkler guards, as this may prevent your sprinkler system from covering the necessary areas – preventing your fire protection design from functioning the way they should.
3. Place objects far away from sprinkler heads
Stacking objects too close to the ceiling or sprinkler heads will also obstruct the range coverage. Instead, spread objects out and avoid stacking them too high – protecting your overheads.
4. Do a monthly sprinkler valve test
It is important to test your fire sprinklers on a monthly basis by opening the test valve and listening for the alarm system to go off. This will save you the hassle of dealing with possible consequences if, in the event of a fire, your sprinkler system fails.
To ensure your sprinkler system functions properly, consider regular maintenance of fire protection components done by professionals – keeping your commercial property intact and protecting the lives of your employees.
Also read: 4 Fire sprinkler myths busted!