One of the major fears that a building owner has is to have a fire break out. Fires are devastating and can destroy everything in a building. This is why being able to suppress a fire quickly is a primary goal for many building owners. One of the best ways to do so is to install a fire suppression system or sprinklers. Here’s how you can properly install one in your building:
Determine the Trouble Spots
The first thing that you should do is to identify where your sprinkler system is going to be. Installing a sprinkler in every room is a good idea, but there are places where you will want to have a heavy concentration of water to suppress the fire. This should be in locations where the fire can blaze harder. This can be because you store flammable products there. There are also building codes that you need to follow.
Figure Out the Specifics
Now that you have a general idea of where the sprinklers are going to go, you will need to think about some specifics. For one, there are two types of sprinkler systems out there. One system has an independent plumbing system that gets water from its own supply. Another uses the same plumbing system as your building. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, and you need to decide which one you will be using. Other specifics include how the sprinklers are triggered and more. You will need to answer these questions in the planning phase. The most important is the budget. You’ll need to decide how much are you willing to spend for fire protection.
Find a Good Team
The next step is to find people to install the fire suppression system. You can’t just go to your local plumber and ask them for these. Some specialists are experts in doing the job. Look around for local contractors who have a solid reputation and have the certification to install one while remaining within your budget.
Get the Right Components
Now, you’ll need to get the components of the system. The central part of a sprinkler system is the piping. It should be easy enough to get a supply of industrial piping in Utah and other states. Good pipes that can handle the high pressure are necessary so that the sprinklers blast the water instead of just dripping it. The other components you need to pay attention to are the sprinklers themselves and the triggers for the system. You will want them to be of good quality and last for a decent amount of time. Look for ones that will last at least a decade so that you won’t end up replacing them early.
A sound fire sprinkler system will be able to stop a fire from spreading quickly. It can cause some water damage, but that is better than getting a burnt-out husk of a building. By following these tips, you can rest assured that your fire suppression system will do its job properly.