If you own a business, having some form of fire sprinkler service is a necessity. It’s not only required in order for you to have people come in and out of your business, it’s also important to have one to keep your employees safe. Even if you don’t think a fire alarm system is necessary, working with a group to have fire sprinkler installation performed is a good idea to take preventative precautions.
Each business has different needs from fire alarm services. Fortunately, there are numerous types of fire sprinkler systems, each with its own specific style and use. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
Wet Pipe Sprinkler
The most common type of sprinkler is a wet pipe sprinkler. The wet pipe sprinkler constantly has water running through it. It allows for quick reaction to a fire. The sprinkler is cost-efficient and low maintenance. Many high-rise buildings or office buildings with a few floors tend to have this type of fire sprinkler installed.
Dry Pipe Sprinkler
Unlike wet pipe sprinklers, dry pipe units are filled with pressurized air that is released prior to water. They are ideal for buildings with low temperatures because there is a minute delay for the water after the air is released. Since the water isn’t released right away, there is less of a chance that the building’s pipes will freeze. Warehouses that are located in cooler climates are ideal for this type of sprinkler system.
Much like dry pipe sprinklers, pre-action sprinklers are filled with air and slowly release water. The pre-action sprinkler can be set to prevent water from coming out in case there is a false fire or a system malfunction. This type of sprinkler is perfect for those offices or buildings that are high in electronics. For example, this would be a good system to have in a library or a bank.
Fire sprinkler installation is a key task when owning a business. It’s also extremely important to keep the systems maintained and updated. From 2006 to 2010, lack of maintenance caused 44% of potentially wet or dry chemical system failures. By having a system and keeping it maintained, not only will your employees be safe in case something were to happen, your customers and clients will always feel safe walking into your building.