We service fire sprinkler systems of all types, ranging from wet and dry systems to pre-action and deluge systems.
Fire sprinklers systems have been saving lives and protecting property for over 100 years. They are extremely reliable and are becoming increasingly more affordable. Fire sprinkler systems must be inspected and tested annually to make sure the equipment operates as intended.
Services we provide:
- Installation of new sprinkler systems or retrofits.
- Adding / relocating / replacing sprinkler heads and various system modifications.
- Perform annual test and inspection of fire sprinkler systems, as per NFPA-25.
- Perform monthly / quarterly / semi-annual inspections as required.
- Provide a detailed inspection report noting deficiencies and recommendations.
- Tag system and provide certification if applicable.
While we may not think about fire sprinklers very often, they do save lives and protect property from fire damage.
In fact they are so effective that :
- Sprinklers were effective in controlling the fire in 96% of the fires in which they operated.
- The civilian fire death rate was 87% lower. *
- The civilian injury rate was 27% lower. *
- The average fire fighter injury rate was 67% lower. *
* compared to properties with no sprinklers (according to the NFPA).
So how do fire sprinklers work?
- A fire breaks out.
- The temperature at the ceiling rises (a standard sprinkler activates at 155 °F).
- The liquid filled bulb bursts, or the fusible link melts.
- A plug holding back the water releases.
- Water douses the fire, extinguishing it or containing it until firefighters arrive.
The video below shows how a fire sprinkler operates. A common misconception is that all sprinklers in the building will operate at the same time. In reality each sprinkler is individually heat activated, and usually it only takes 1 or 2 to contain a fire.