When the homeowner needs to install fire sprinklers in their homes, the options can be numerous. Your residential building’s automatic fire sprinkler system is the first line of defense if fire starts, so they’re a vital fire safety measure in your home. Fire sprinklers can control a fire at its core and keep it small while protecting your family members from harm.
Fire sprinkler types
There are four main types of fire sprinkler systems:
- Wet pipe
- Dry pipe
The most common type in residential buildings is a wet pipe fire sprinkler system, where cold water is stored under pressure in the pipes and is discharged immediately by sprinkler heads when the preheat level is reached. They provide full house coverage.
Other types are used in unheated/unoccupied buildings, warehouses, high-rise buildings, offices and shopping centers. Sprinklers that eject water mist instead of water, are another alternative.
Two types of residential fire sprinkler systems are allowed under the NFPA 13D standard: stand-alone systems, where the sprinkler system is independent of the home plumbing system; and multipurpose systems, where the sprinkler system is combined with the cold water plumbing. NFPA 13D is a residential sprinkler design standard focused on one- and two-family dwellings and manufactured homes. The purpose is to provide an affordable sprinkler system in homes while maintaining a high level of life safety. Each home (its interiors, people and items) is unique and requires customized planning and installation of fire sprinklers in order to ensure the complete safety of the home’s contents. To find out more information, contact professionals from Brea/Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.
Fire Sprinklers Inspection & Repair
Our experts ensure that residential fire sprinkles fit regular fire sprinkler inspections, as well as follow maintenance and testing timelines. When you follow the mandatory fire sprinkler system inspections and testing, as well as fire sprinkler maintenance schedules set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), you ensure your system’s unmatched operation. It was designed to minimize the risk of damage and loss of life should there ever be a fire hazard.
If you ever need to examine and repair existing fire sprinkles at your home, at Brea/Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning we provide:
- 24/7 emergency service
- We will diagnose fire sprinkler issues and keep it working properly through necessary maintenance and repairs
- Our service trucks are fully loaded with a lot of common items needed for repairs, so we will ensure that emergency repairs are performed in timely manner
- Our service technicians have unsurpassed industry experience and have gone through the most cutting-edge training available.
Fire spreads fast, threatening property and life with devastating effects. With a regularly inspected and well-maintained fire sprinkler system, fires can be controlled or extinguished. Our technicians from Brea/Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning specialize in installation, testing, inspection and maintenance of all types of residential fire sprinkler systems and components. There is no “small emergency” when it concerns our customers’ needs and expectations. Contact us today for further consultations.