Why Check and Test Your Sprinklers?
Like all expert-recommended fire protection equipment, modern sprinkler systems use state-of-the-art technology. Given their crucial role in protecting individuals and buildings, it is important to ensure that they are regularly inspected and maintained by specialists. In this blog post, you will learn why it is so important to check and rigorously test your sprinklers.
Testing your sprinkler system on a regular basis means making sure that none of its parts are obstructed or damaged. At Guard-X, we recommend hiring a professional to inspect your sprinklers once a year. This thorough check will assure you that your product works properly, and that it will be safe and effective in the event of a fire. Our qualified technicians will be able to identify the slightest abnormalities and make any repairs necessary. A comprehensive inspection includes the following steps:
Emptying the system;
Inspecting all system components;
Checking sprinkler alarms;
Checking sprinkler heads and control valves;
Testing the taps;
Issuing a detailed inspection report and certificate.
Regular maintenance is required during the winter to prevent auxiliary drain freezing. This includes checking all unmonitored control valves, in addition to the air and water pressure of dry pipe systems. Once a month, test all alarms that are not connected to a control centre. Every two months, you should also test water monitoring and drainage devices and inspect electrical valves. Finally, check your tap/faucet monitoring switches and sprinkler monitoring devices every 6 months.
Hire Guard-X to Repair and Maintain Your Sprinkler Systems
At Guard-X, our professional technicians are experts when it comes to installing sprinkler systems and other fire protection equipment for businesses, shops, private homes, condos, and apartment buildings. We are always available, and we travel all over Montreal and Laval. Hiring a professional to maintain and inspect your sprinkler system will provide you with peace of mind. Contact us today to make an appointment!