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Cold Weather and Sprinkler SystemsFebruary 20th, 2015 | by Vancouver Fire | in Fire Protection Inspections | 0
Your business fire sprinkler system keeps you and your customers safe in the event of a fire, so it’s important to keep it running in the best shape possible. Regular business sprinkler system inspections are the only good way to know that your system is working properly.
Inspection of your business sprinkler system is even more important when dealing with cold weather. Freezing temperatures can make your system malfunction, even if it doesn’t seem like there’s anything wrong. Cold weather causes important elements of your system to seize up, especially if there are problems with insulation or water left in pipes.
Business sprinkler system inspections should be a routine part of your maintenance plans. Without them, your fire protection may be compromised, which is not something you want to discover after it’s too late! Inspections help determine if there are any problems with the system that need to be addressed, and can catch small issues before they turn into big problems. Inspections may even be required as part of your insurance.
Sprinkler system inspections allow you to test your system in a non-emergency situation so you will know it’s ready to do its job if you ever truly need fire protection.
A proper and thorough inspection of your sprinkler system is something that can be easily worked into your budget, especially when you consider the costly repairs involved with fixing damage caused by neglecting to keep up with maintenance. Don’t let small problems turn into big, expensive headaches.
Having your business sprinkler system inspected throughout the year, especially during the changeover of seasons, ensures that it can be relied on when you need it. Call in the professionals to do this important job and know that you’ve taken all the right steps to protect your employees and your business.