Do Home Sprinkler Systems Need Maintenance?
Home sprinkler systems are often installed in high-rise apartment buildings and many other types of residential and domestic structures. They provide great peace of mind in the event of a fire, as they can extinguish fires on your property fast and effectively, decreasing the amount of damage that a fire might cause. But, what about maintaining them? Find out more information from a professional sprinkler installation company.
How Often Do Home Fire Sprinklers Need Servicing?
Fire sprinklers in homes and businesses should be serviced at least once a year. Because this is a legal requirement, you must have these systems serviced if they are on your property. Or if it is your responsibility to do so. The British Standard BS9251:2014, which contains the standards for all types of fire sprinkler systems, establishes the legal obligation.
It’s not only a legal need to have your fire sprinkler system repaired, but it’s also an important component of ensuring that it will work properly when it’s needed. Regular inspections of these systems are required to ensure that everything is in functioning order. So, to keep your family safe and to be in compliance with the law, install residential fire sprinklers and have them maintained every 12 months.
What Do Servicers Need to Look For?
Now, that you know when your fire sprinkler system has to be repaired. And why it’s so vital. It’s time to learn more about what’s included in the standard service.
These duties are critical for ensuring that the sprinkler system continues to function successfully in the case of a fire, as well as that the automatic triggering mechanism is working properly. Checks include:
- Examining all home fire sprinkler heads for damage or obstruction; ensuring they can efficiently cover the areas.
- Verifying that no leaks or corrosion has occurred throughout the home sprinkler system and confirming all system pressures.
- Running flow tests to confirm the water supply is working properly and inspecting all system valves.
If any of these tests reveal that the system isn’t working as it should, your engineers will be able to correct the problem and fix the fire sprinkler system.
In preparation for the servicing, there are certain things you can do to ensure that the testing runs smoothly. For example, do not turn the system off; ensure the control valve stays in an open position in case there is a fire detected. Also, make sure that there are no objects hanging from sprinkler heads and that they are not damaged before the installation experts come around. Make sure you use a reputable installation company that are third party accredited.
RAD Fire Sprinklers
Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we promote and install fire sprinklers in buildings across the UK, including care homes and high-rise buildings. We understand the benefits of home sprinkler systems and how to properly maintain them throughout the year.
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