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When Your Fire Sprinkler System Needs Repairing or Replacing

When Your Fire Sprinkler System Needs Repairing or Replacing

Here are some indicators that your fire sprinkler system is in bad shape.

As time passes, any fire sprinkler system is going to eventually start breaking down and corroding. Some problems can only be avoided for so long until time catches up to you. However, these issues will start off as minor concerns, and you can stop them from escalating into larger problems. That’s why identifying problems early on is in your best interest. Here are some indicators that your fire sprinkler system is in bad shape.

Head or Pipe Damage

Your head or pipe can be damaged for many reasons. It may be the standard wear and tear, or it could be a result of vandalism. Sometimes, it might even be an unfortunate mishap that causes all of the damage.

If you suspect that vandalism is the cause of your problems, you should get a cage put around your fire sprinkler system for added protection.


Corrosion is a common problem for anything that uses water. However, just because it’s a common issue, it doesn’t mean you should take it lightly. Failure to deal with corrosion from water damage can result in your pipes deteriorating. This will cause them to leak.

To identify corrosion, try to determine if there is a smell that is similar to rotten eggs. You can also search for any signs of rust, or see if your water is discolored when it comes out of your pipes.


Water leaking from your fire sprinkler system is never a good omen. Leaks can happen when your equipment is either damaged or defective. Sometimes, equipment that isn’t installed properly can be the issue, or there isn’t enough maintenance being done. Tight fittings are another potential cause.

If you notice any leaks, contact a fire sprinkler system repair company. Professionals can perform an inspection to determine what the source of the problem may be. Then, they can let you know whether or not you’ll need to repair or replace your fire sprinkler system. Professional companies will also likely be able to help you with any repairs or replacements you need, which is a much safer option than trying to remedy the problems on your own.


Anderson Fire Protection, Inc. has the expertise and skill to help your home or commercial property for all your fire protection needs. We have been working in the Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. areas for over 25 years. We are known for our top-notch customer service and high-quality results. If you are ready for fantastic fire prevention and protection services, from fire sprinkler installation to fire alarm design and to consult, give us a call at (410) 796-4915 or visit us online.

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