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how to protect your fire sprinkler system from freezing

How to Protect Your Fire Sprinkler System From Freezing

Nowadays, more and more homes are installing a fire sprinkler system to protect themselves and their belongings. Domestic sprinkler systems are a great way to prevent an outbreak by smothering the flames where there is a fire. The specific sprinkler head will release just the right amount of water to deal with the blaze. However, as stationary objects, the internal pipes have the ability to freeze where the temperature drops below a certain point. There are ways to combat this issue though and it is important to protect your sprinkler system no matter the weather.

 

But what are the basics? It is important to understand how your fire sprinkler system works and operates before making changes to your home. In a reliable sprinkler system, water will always be running through the pipes, in case of emergencies. And much like water in a freezer, there is a possibility that it will freeze in volume if the temperature is below a certain degree. However, this is either 0°C or 32°F so the risk is low in residential buildings. It is still important to monitor the temperature in case of any risks.

 

Regularly Maintain

In your own homes, you can carry out checks throughout areas that are connected through the sprinkler system design. Unheated spaces, such as attics, conservatories and garages, should be regularly checked to make sure the temperature does not drop too low. Consider working with a professional sprinkler system installation company. RAD Fire Sprinklers offer a residential fire sprinkler testing service, to ensure all systems are running smoothly throughout the year. Our professionals will verify both that the system is fully operational and that the pipes are properly maintained. For more information, give us a call on 01892 680090.

 

It might be worth considering installing a water flow or freeze alarm that will alert homeowners to potential problems. 

 

Insulation

Make sure you insulate these rooms and the pipes through the winter months. You could do this by using heating implements such as space heaters or radiators. Also, before installation, work with a professional sprinkler company on where the heads should be placed. If they are directly next to a window, this could affect its temperature throughout the year. To properly insulate your colder rooms, it might be worth considering fitting in double or even triple-glazed windows, to fully seal the room. It makes sure there isn’t an excess of cold air blowing in.

 

Our Services

Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we promote the installation of residential fire sprinklers throughout the London and South East area. No matter what the build is (care homes, high-rise flats, schools etc.), we believe at RAD that there are so many benefits to a fire sprinkler system:

 

  • Saves Lives
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Cost-Effective
  • Reduced Insurance Costs

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