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Which Fire Sprinkler System Is Best for Your Business?

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial fire sprinkler system

Which Fire Sprinkler System Is Best for Your Business?

Hopefully, your commercial property will never be the site of a fire, and you'll never need to worry about your fire sprinkler system. However, in the event of a fire, you need to be 100 percent sure the fire suppression system will work. To this end, you should schedule routine maintenance and schedule periodic inspections. After all, the National Fire Protection Association shares these statistics:

  • Sprinklers cut down property damage by more than 58 percent
  • Emergency sprinklers reduce fire-related deaths by more than 81 percent
  • Sprinklers cut down flames, heat, and smoke produced during fires

Reports from the NFPA show that sprinkler systems are extremely valuable tools for increasing the safety of people and property during business fires.

Suppression Sprinkler Options

There are several types of fire sprinkler systems to consider. Make sure you learn as much as you can about each type of sprinkler to choose the type best suited to your business.

Wet pipe systems hold water continually and release the water when temperatures rise rapidly. They are useful in buildings with controlled climate systems but are not appropriate for buildings that dip below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Antifreeze sprinklers are designed for businesses with cold temperatures. However, a specific mixture of antifreeze must be maintained, or the antifreeze will become flammable.
Deluge sprinklers are designed to quickly drench an area when fires spread rapidly. When one sprinkler head opens, all of the heads open.
Combination sprinklers are non-automatic and are generally regarded as some of the best for property protection.

Other options include dry systems, pre-action valves, and pure standpipe systems. Consider factors such as the temperatures inside your buildings, the type of chemicals or processes of your business, and the costs and ease of maintenance before you choose one system over another.

Get Professional Advice

Fire sprinkler cleanup is generally less expensive and devastating than fire and smoke damage. Contact fire damage cleanup and restoration professionals in Briarwood, NY, to learn more about the best sprinkler systems for your situation.

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