Though a home, office, or business premise will catch fire only rarely, the fire can cause great losses. In addition to causing loss of property, destroying valuable documents, the fire can also cause injuries and loss of life.
The probability that there will be a fire in a particular property depends to a large extent on the items which are kept and the activities on the premises. If the items in the property are highly inflammable, most property owners are installing fire prevention devices and also fire extinguishers, sprinklers which will extinguish the fire quickly as soon as it is detected.
Fire safety guidelines stipulate that the property owner should regularly check the fire extinguishing equipment to ensure that it is working properly. Sprinklers are used extensively for extinguishing fires since they will sprinkle water on the flames to prevent spreading.
Usually, the sprinklers are connected to the fire or smoke detection system so that they are automatically activated as soon as the fire is detected. In case the fire sprinklers are not working, the user should check whether the electrical system especially the power connection is working and is grounded. There could be other problems like holes or connectivity problems that cause leakages. Loose components may cause noises.
Should You Need To Hire A Professional Fire Sprinkler Repair?
After a problem in the fire, the sprinkler is detected the property owner may try to fix it himself to save some money, especially if he thinks that it is a minor problem. In other cases, the person may have a busy schedule and may not wish to disrupt his schedule by calling a professional for the repair of the fire sprinkler. However, fire sprinklers have a complicated design so most property owners do not have much experience in troubleshooting and fixing their problem. So though they may spend many hours trying to fix the problem, often they are not able to do so.
In contrast, the professionals are well trained in the different designs and brands of fire sprinklers available. They also have the tools to quickly diagnose the problem in the fire sprinkler and also fix it quickly. So hiring a competent professional offering sprinkler repair service will help the homeowner save time, which he can use for other activities like exercising or relaxing. Additionally the professional will sometimes offer a warranty on the repairs, and repaired sprinkler can be used for a longer time.
How To Decide If You Need To Repair Or Replace Your Fire Sprinkler System
Usually, most of the available sprinklers have a manufacturer warranty of at least a few years. After the warranty period is over, repairing the sprinkler is expensive. Additionally, there is no guarantee that there will be no problem with the repaired sprinkler later.
So if the sprinkler is malfunctioning, the property owner should ask the repair person for a quote for repairs as well as a new sprinkler system. If the costs are comparable, it is better to purchase a new model which will have a warranty for a few years.