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How to Maintain a Commercial Fire Sprinkler System

How to Maintain a Commercial Fire Sprinkler System

Do you have a fire sprinkler system in your place of business or in a building you own? No matter how good your system is it is of no use if it does not work when it is needed. Newark Professional Fire Protection Corporation is the go to company when it comes to commercial fire sprinkler maintenance in NJ. Malfunctions in commercial systems are the number one cause when it comes to large scale losses from a fire. The control valves need to be inspected on a regular basis. It is vitally important that they remain in an open position always. If valves must be maintained or repaired, only the affected area should be shut down and be inoperative for a brief amount of time as possible.

What Steps Should a Maintenance Company Follow?

When a company like Newark Professional Fire Protection Corporation preforms maintenance and/or repairs to a commercial fire sprinkler system they will:

  • Tag the valve to denote that it is shut off.
  • Make sure that your alarm monitoring company is put on notice, as well as the nearest fire department.
  • If necessary, notify your property‚Äôs insurance carrier.
  • Double and triple check that there are no inflammatory materials in the shut-down area.

Testing and Inspection Requirements

Commercial sprinkler systems must be tested and inspected on a regular schedule pursuant to NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems [1], if not more often. You may find that some towns, cities, or other municipalities have their own strict standards pertaining to the testing and maintenance. Typically, there is one or more fire alarms that are connected to your sprinkler system. Before they are tested, your alarm company needs to be notified so they do not dispatch fire and police departments. Not only can Newark Professional Fire Protection Corporation meet all your testing and maintenance needs, they design and install fire protection services as well.

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