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Test Your Quick Fix for Fire Emergencies
Properly installed and maintained automatic fire sprinkler systems help save lives. This is because fire sprinkler systems react so quickly, they can dramatically reduce the heat, flames and smoke produced in a fire.
Superior field service is a fundamental strength of American Fire Company in Valparaiso, Indiana, and has made us the preferred service provider for many customers. We offer the full range of scheduled fire sprinkler inspections and maintenance services, as well as 24-hour/365-day emergency service.
Myths About the Fire Sprinkler
Watch any action movie with an office scene and you’ll most likely see a fire starting in a secluded corner of the office, and immediately the ceiling showers everyone and everything in the room. This is one reason why many people think installing sprinkler systems is like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.
However, the truth is that sprinklers are supposed to go off only at the affected areas, and not everywhere at once. Moreover, it detects heat and not smoke, so even if the fire has already spread, only the heads proximate to the source of heat will go off.
Sprinkler Inspection Points
If you have already installed a trusty sprinkler system in your establishment, and you want to make sure that they are working properly, here are a few points you should be on the lookout for:
- Are systems functional upon arrival?
- Are gauges good and reading correctly?
- Are main control valves open?
- Do control valves operate through full range?
- Are valves lubricated as needed?
- Are there extra sprinkler heads in cabinet?