Answers To Your Fire-Related Questions
FIRE SAFETY FAQS
WHAT IS AN AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM?
It is an active fire protection method that applies the right amount of water in the right place at the right time.
There are four types of Fire Sprinkler systems and they are: Wet, Dry, Pre-Action and Deluge. Wet system is the most common of them all and you can find it in many residential, commercial places and industrial
CAN A FIRE SPRINKLER ACCIDENTALLY GO OFF?
The chances of it going off are extremely remote. The sprinkler heads are heat activated and will not activate in case smoke is present. In case a fire sprinkler activates, the other fire sprinklers will not activate because they discharge individually. They will activate once the temperature reaches the fire sprinkler temperature rating.
SHOULD I HAVE MY FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM TESTED?
YES. Local municipalities require you to test the system at least on an annual basis. Some municipalities can require testing as often as on quarterly basis. Check with Isak Fire Protection Inc. or your Fire Department
SHOULD I TEST THE BACKFLOW ON MY FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM?
YES. Local municipalities require testing and certifying backflows on annual basis. To schedule contact Isak Fire Protection Inc.
THINGS TO KNOW
About 90% of the fires will be controlled with six or less heads.
In case of residential fires, they are usually controlled with only one fire sprinkler head.
In comparison with the fire hose which releases 50-125 GPM, quick response fire sprinklers release 8-24 GPM.
Residences that have fire sprinkler system installed have a 85% less loss then they residences without fire sprinklers.
Damages from a fire sprinkler system are much less then the damages caused by the fire hose line, smoke and fire.
Having a fire sprinkler system can save you on insurance cost so by such savings it would pay itself off and keep you and your property safe.