Fire protection systems always need to be monitored throughout the year, but it becomes increasingly important during winter because there are more ways your system can be compromised during this time of the year. One area that needs to be given attention is your fire sprinkler system. When your sprinklers aren’t working, it could take much longer to extinguish fires, meaning you could see an increase in property damage, and worse, people can be put at greater risk during fire emergencies. Therefore, winterizing your sprinklers is of critical importance, and we’re going to tell you how to do it. Keep reading to learn how to keep your fire sprinkler system winterized.
Stay on Top of Regular Maintenance
This first step isn’t only applicable during winter, but at all times of year. Staying on top of standard maintenance procedures for your fire sprinkler system will help prevent problems from getting out of control, should they arise. Find a professional fire protection company to come take a look at your sprinklers to be sure that everything is in good condition.
Keep Your Building Heated
During winter, temperatures can drop drastically, making your fire sprinkler system more prone to freezing. To protect against the possibility of freezing, you should keep your building at a sufficiently warm temperature. There should also be a backup heating option at your disposal, just in case your building suffers a power outage.
Sometimes, it’s not feasible to keep certain areas of your building warm enough to prevent pipes from freezing. In this situation, you should give your pipes insulation that protects them from the harsh cold that the winter brings.
Inspect and Drain Pipes If You Have a Dry Pipe System
For businesses that use dry pipe systems, it’s important for you to check on your pipes every couple of days. Most notably, you should look at the low points because they are more vulnerable to collecting condensation and moisture. These low points need to be drained so that the moisture isn’t allowed to accumulate too much.
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