If you own a business, fire sprinklers are most likely not the first thing on your mind. They sit overhead at all times and should activate due to a fire. This is what you expect the sprinkler system to do during an emergency. The good news is these systems rarely fail while they are in working condition. Sprinkler systems aren’t perfect and do require inspection regularly. Proper inspection at regular intervals will ensure that your system does not fail when needed.
Regular Inspections: The Key To Avoiding Issues
Without a doubt, a fire sprinkler inspection is necessary from time to time. An inspection will help your business avoid potential issues. Inspections can catch problems in the sprinkler system before they worsen. For instance, an annual inspection might uncover damage to the sprinkler heads or a closed valve. Your company’s sprinkler system needs to be operating in optimal condition for the best fire protection. A quick inspection ensures problems are corrected.
What happens if you skip these inspections?
There is a rare possibility that nothing will go wrong if you forgo a fire sprinkler inspection. In fact, your company may never suffer a fire or have to deal with its effects. This is taking a gamble on your business and the lives of those in your building. Regular fire sprinkler inspections not only give peace of mind, but they ensure that your system will always be in good shape and ready to prevent the spread of a fire. The damage a single fire could not only cost your business thousands of dollars, but it could take a life. The liability you place your business under is not worth skipping the required inspections. Don’t assume a fire won’t happen!
Basic sprinkler setups can save your business from burning to the ground. Fires start and grow rapidly, but a sprinkler can cut off the fire before it starts roaring. A system that is compromised in any way may not stop a fire. For that reason, you cannot assume your system is ready to tackle a fire if an inspection has not been recently performed.
The Frequency Of Inspections
Every business should follow the minimum requirements for inspection intervals shown in NFPA 25, the Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.
You Want An Optimal Fire Sprinkler System!
Maintaining your company’s sprinkler system is an easy process. Regular inspections prevent the system from being compromised through wear or malfunction. From there, you will know your business location is safe and protected from harm. It really is that simple as getting your system inspected today!
At Getz Fire Equipment Company, we aim to provide businesses with the best service possible. Contact us today to schedule your fire sprinkler system inspection.