When one thinks of defending an object of worth, perhaps padlocks or armed guards come to mind. There are, however, important items of value that require a quite different type of defense mechanism to ensure the items are not destroyed by one of nature’s fiercest foes, fire.
Buildings and People
Some buildings are used for the sole purpose of housing inanimate objects of varying degrees of worth. For example, a row of storage units may contain anything from a child’s toy trains all the way to a father’s expensive bicycle collection. Most people would probably agree that the worth of each collection has its own merits, and genuine sadness would likely occur if either were to be lost in a fire.
However, other buildings are used to house living human beings, and it would be beyond tragic if any of these buildings were to go up in flames. Therefore, wisdom dictates that owners of any building where people live or work should have a sprinkler system installation company put into place the mechanism to help protect people’s lives.
Codes and Licensing
Most cities and states have fire codes written into their ordinances. Periodic tests and inspections help make sure that each sprinkler system functions to the proper specifications that will help protect a building from fire damage. Companies such as Fire Guard LLC employ specialists who are licensed, bonded and insured. Additionally, they understand the laws and help ensure that city, state and fire codes are followed to the letter.
Types of Sprinkler Systems
The best type of sprinkler system for any building depends greatly upon the use of said building. In areas of the country with very low temperatures, it may be advisable to install a dry system that does not leave water continually sitting in the pipes which could lead to freezing and bursting. Pressurized air, instead, fills the pipes until detection activates the system. Within 60 seconds of activation, water is discharged from the sprinkler.
A wet sprinkler system is the most common type installed, though. Water remains in the pipes continually, and activation occurs when heat sensors detect a fire.
It is never too early to become concerned and proactively protect a building. Annual inspections can help detect any update requirements or general maintenance needs.