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3 Reasons a Fire Sprinkler System Could Malfunction

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Though most fire sprinkler systems work as they should and are effective 96% of the time, there are some instances in which the system malfunctions. You don’t want that to happen in your commercial property, so what can you do? The following are three common reasons fire sprinkler systems malfunction so you can strive to keep yourself out of that situation.

1. The System Has Been Shut Off

It sounds like a no-brainer, but there are some instances in which the fire sprinkler system has been shut off and not turned back on again. Sometimes during maintenance or construction, the professionals need to shut off the system. The problem is, your plumber who’s working on the toilet isn’t typically going to prioritize getting the sprinkler system back on. If you either know or suspect the system has been shut off, take the initiative to ensure it gets turned on again.

2. Components Have Been Damaged

In most cases, this has nothing to do with human error, so you may not be able to prevent it. However, you can fix the issue in a timely manner to keep your building protected from fire. If you know there are some components that have been damaged by a ceiling collapse or other situation, contact the professionals to have your system repaired as soon as possible.

3. Maintenance Has Been Neglected

Every component of your commercial building needs to be maintained in order to work properly, and the same is true for your fire sprinkler system. Schedule regular inspections, but also inspect the system on your own to look for damage. If you have a new system added to an old system, check to be sure they work together correctly.

Learn More About Sprinkler Systems

A fire sprinkler system is an important part of your commercial property. To avoid a malfunction, you should ensure the system is in good working order at all times. Contact Castle Sprinkler and Alarm today by calling 301-517-7349 or sending us an email to learn more.