What is a Fire Sprinkler System?
Fire protection sprinkler systems are a fully operational fire protection method, consisting of closed or open interconnected pipe work. Residential fire sprinklers are heat-activated; they activate in 90 seconds or less. If a fire breaks out, the air heats rapidly and causes temperatures to rise. Each sprinkler head consists of a bulb filled with an alcohol-based liquid that expands when hot. It crushes the bulb, triggering the water release to extinguish the fire. The sprinkler heads heated by the fire are the only ones that will trigger, minimizing water damage to home areas that were not affected. Since it can take about 10 minutes for the fire department to arrive and begin fighting the fire, the residential fire sprinklers are indispensable in preventing and restricting the fire.
Residential Fire Sprinkler Installation
With residential fire sprinklers, the damage from a home fire can be reduced to smoke and water cleanup as opposed to full reconstruction. To fully reap the benefits, the residential fire sprinkles should be properly installed. At Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning our knowledgeable and fully-licensed technicians can install, maintain, test and repair fire sprinkler systems in residential properties. When it comes to protecting your home from fire hazard, a fully-functioning and operational fire containment system is a must-have for your own security and peace of mind. Contact our company for further information.
Fire Sprinkler Inspection & Repair
It is best to inspect your residential fire sprinklers every year to keep them operating correctly. Fire sprinkler system inspection, along with system maintenance, testing, and repairs must be done by a licensed fire protection technician. At Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning we can provide you with inspection and maintenance services for your fire sprinklers.
There are many sprinkler system types on the market today – from pre-action and deluge to foam-water and standpipe, and your inspection frequency depends on the type of the unit, as well as your local AHJ requirements. Routine inspection is usually required once a year.
In addition to routine inspections, fire sprinkler system maintenance and testing are also important parts of the overall process. A test is a more complex physical check to assure that the fire sprinkler system not only looks like it’s functioning, but actually works as it is supposed to. Routine maintenance and repairs are essential to keep your residential fire sprinklers in great working condition.
In addition to performing the required inspection and maintenance, our technicians from Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning can extend the life of the fire sprinklers, improve their reliability and reduce the total cost of maintenance.
Our experienced technicians can also handle emergencies that have to do with your residential fire sprinklers. Contact one of our professionals if you have any additional questions.