Things to Consider After Your Sprinkler System is Installed
Once you make the decision to have an effective fire sprinkler system installed into your premises, you can enjoy their life-saving benefits for years to come, granted you follow up on regular maintenance and checks. Sprinklers are an optimal fire suppression system for most properties, such as warehouses, offices and even domestic homes. A qualified, experienced fire sprinkler installer can design and fit the very best system for your property’s dimension, with the optimal sprinkler heads to suit your interiors. From domestic sprinklers to commercial installations, all sprinklers need to be maintained in order to work effectively.
With a reasonable water supply and pressure, fire sprinklers can save lives and properties effectively, dispensing just the right amount of water to extinguish a fire at the source. We can successfully install your sprinkler system here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, protecting your property and the people within it for years to come. If you have recently had a fire sprinkler system installed, there are certain steps to follow in order to keep it working optimally.
Part B of Building Regulations requires that your automatic fire sprinkler system (or misting system) should be checked on a regular basis by a qualified person. If a residential fire sprinkler system has been required to be fitted by your Building Control Officer, your sprinkler system must be inspected at least once every 12 months in order to make sure that it is working as effectively as possible. Commercial sprinkler systems require servicing and visual checks much more frequently than a residential sprinkler system.
Sprinkler systems cannot be serviced by the building’s occupier or the system’s owner. According to part B of the Building regulations, the sprinklers must be inspected by a fully accredited third party. The maintenance should monitor the water supply, components and operation of the system. If your building undergoes major renovations, or other changes take place that could affect the operation of the automatic sprinkler system, then it must be checked efficiently.
Regularly maintaining your sprinklers is not only highly recommended, but it could also save your property from fire damage, and save lives. Like most systems, they can become old and worn from time to time, but with regular checks by a qualified party, they can last for years to come. To find out more about our sprinkler systems, please visit us here.
As previously mentioned, it is highly recommended that sprinkler systems and sprinkler heads be tested once a year at least. According to LPC sprinkler rules, fire sprinklers designed in accordance with the rules and incorporating British Standards EN 12845 should only install sprinkler heads that have been tested by an independent third party.
The Fire Protection Association highlights how many sprinklers heads need to be tested depending on the number of sprinklers installed, which can be found here. Sprinklers can become unserviceable and it is a requirement of LPC Rules that a proportion of sprinkler heads be removed at intervals of no more than 25 years for testing at a 3rd party accredited laboratory.
How We Can Help
Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we understand the importance of installing automatic fire sprinkler systems, and can identify the very best system for you and your property. We can design and install your system to the highest of standards, ensuring it is working as optimally as possible for years to come. Having a sprinkler system will be one of the smartest investments you ever make, saving your property from fire and water damage, as well as saving lives.
To find out more, or to receive a quotation, please give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.