3 Ways to Prevent Fire Sprinkler Pipes from Freezing
As winter approaches in North Texas, FireTron, Inc. would like to remind our customers to check their sprinkler systems to ensure that fire sprinkler pipes are properly protected and heated from winter temperatures. Less than two weeks ago, a sprinkler system in Plainview, Texas burst after roofers failed to finish installing the roof’s trim before a cold front passed through. Exposed to lowering temperatures, sprinkler system’s pipes burst, leaving the building inundated with water. To ensure accidents like this don’t happen to your business, here are a few quick items to check when the weather turns cold.
1. Check Your Heating System
Prevent the water in your installed sprinkler system from freezing this winter by checking your heating system. Regular maintenance is an important part of running your business, and winter is the most important time to have your HVAC system running properly. While checking the heat, also investigate for cracks in windows, doors, and at roof-lines. Seal all gaps immediately to keep your building warm and safe throughout the coldest months of the year.
2. Keep Temperatures Up
Even if you aren’t in the office on weekends, it is important to keep the heat running at your business. Buildings with wet sprinkler systems should not allow their temperatures to drop lower than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, so switch your thermostat to low instead of switching it off when you go home on Friday night.
3. Schedule a Winter Maintenance Appointment
If you haven’t performed your annual sprinkler system’s annual maintenance, now is the perfect time to have your sprinkler system inspected to ensure everything is functioning properly and there are no chances of fire sprinkler pipes freezing. To set up your winter appointment, contact us online or give us a call at 1(800)-575-TRON.