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What Is A Pre-action Sprinkler System?

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Our businesses mean a lot to us. After all, they represent a heavy part of our investment and they hold many valuable belongings, so it only makes sense that we would want to protect them.

The last thing that you need to see is your building turned to ashes because of a fire. That’s why you’ll need to have something like a pre-action sprinkler system to prevent that from happening.

What exactly can a pre-action fire sprinkler system do for you? Take some time to read this article and find out!

What Is a Pre-Action Sprinkler System?

When a fire breaks out in your building, you’re going to need more than a bucket full of water to take care of things.

While fire extinguishers are great to have, they’re mostly effective on smaller fires, and you’d have to be present to use them. Furthermore, while firefighters are necessary for these situations, they won’t arrive on the scene instantly, and you’ll need something to minimize the damage.

With a pre-action sprinkler system, you can take care of the job without an extinguisher and without having to wait on the firefighters to do their job. This type of fire sprinkler is designed to be a combination of the popular wet pipe, dry pipe, and deluge options.

How Does It Work?

A Pre-action sprinkler system starts as a dry pipe, meaning no water is held within it. It holds the water back using an electronic valve, and the water isn’t released until it is activated.

This activation is caused by an independent fire detection system detecting a fire in the area. When the detection system is alerted, the valve is removed and water floods the pipes, making it a wet-pipe system.

Now that the water has filled the pipes, the sprinkler heads themselves have to release individually to allow the water to engage the fire. This part is important because, on many occasions, fire sprinklers go off falsely and can cause thousands in property damage.

Using this two-step system, the water will not release unless the sprinkler system itself detects the presence of a fire. This not only ensures that the fire will be taken care of, but automatic triggers will be kept to an absolute minimum, making sure your building is safe at all times.

Putting Your Safety First

Now that you know about the benefits of a pre-action sprinkler system, you need to install a system of your own at your earliest convenience. However, you’ll want to make sure you get your sprinklers installed from a source that you can trust. We’re the right people to help you with your needs.

United Fire is a company that’s dedicated to keeping people and their most precious assets protected from the dangers that fire can cause. We work in many industries and create a wide variety of products including sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, inspection services, and more.

Take a look around our site to learn more about who we are, and call us when you’re ready to request a quote. Let’s make sure you’re putting safety first!

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