It is important to make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to maintain your fire sprinkler system. Do not make the mistake of assuming that as long as the system is there, that it will always work for you when you need it to work the most. In order to ensure that your sprinkler system will work for you, you will need to make use of the following fire sprinkler maintenance tips.
Keep Up With The Professional Sprinkler Inspections
It is a very good idea to make sure that your sprinkler system is inspected by a professional as needed. Generally, you will want to have it inspected every year. To help you remember to do this, you can schedule your yearly inspection around the same time that you would have your HVAC system inspected.
Of course, there might be times when you will have your sprinkler system inspected more than once a year depending on what is happening in the building. For example, you will need to have additional inspections if there is a major change in what your building is being used for, there is a change in the water meter, there was a major change to the water supply such as a drought, or if you have just made a lot of major renovations to the building.
Keep The Sprinkler Heads Clean And Clear
You will want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to keep the fire sprinkler heads clear of debris and dirt. To do this, you will simply want to take a soft damp rag and gently wipe down the head of the fire sprinkler. Make sure that you are not using any chemicals to clean the sprinkler head, as you need to be careful not to accidentally clog any of the little holes in the sprinkler head where water will need to come out of.
Another thing that you will need to do is to make sure that you are keeping an eye on the space that surrounds the sprinkler head. For example, someone else might have absentmindedly stacked some boxes near a fire sprinkler head. This can restrict the usefulness of the fire sprinkler in that location should a fire break out. Therefore, you just want to get into the habit of glancing up to the fire sprinklers to make sure that there are not an objects obstructing their open air space.
With just those few tips in mind, you should have no problem making sure that your fire sprinklers are kept in the best possible shape so that you will be able to count on their effectiveness when you need them the most.