Fire Sprinkler System Installation
Your fire protection system is your first line of defense when sparks fly, pans flare, or electronics heat up. Whether you operate a restaurant, factory, warehouse, retail establishment, school, or other public building, a fire sprinkler system is one of the most efficient and effective methods of protecting your building and the people inside.
At Fire Systems of Michigan, our fire prevention and protection specialists can ensure you have the right system ready to go in the event of a fire.
Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems We Install
Keeping your business and your people safe requires installing the right type of fire sprinkler system. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for every business. To ensure you have the proper coverage, we’ll help you determine which of the following is best suited for your needs:
- Wet sprinkler systems: These are the most common types of sprinklers installed in businesses and public buildings. Wet sprinklers store water in a pressurized system of pipes. When sensors are triggered and the system is activated, wet sprinkler systems release a steady stream of water over the affected area.
- Dry sprinkler systems: These are similar to wet sprinklers, but they don’t store water or rely on pressurized pipes for operation. This system is ideal in areas prone to pipes freezing and consistent below-freezing exposure to avoid a burst pipe.
- Antifreeze systems and loops: Antifreeze systems are an effective alternative to wet systems. These incorporate antifreeze into the system to prevent freezing.
- Deluge sprinkler systems: Deluge systems maintain the sprinkler heads in an open position, which requires them to be operated manually. However, they’re ideal for use in commercial settings where quick action and the rapid influx of water are ideal for preventing fire spread.
- Pre-action sprinkler systems: Pre-action sprinklers are similar to dry sprinkler systems. When a fire is detected, the pipes will begin to fill. However, the system will require confirmation before triggering water release. This feature helps prevent accidental releases, which can damage areas such as data centers or where water could damage goods.
Advantages of Fire Sprinklers
There are many advantages to installing fire sprinklers in your property. When you install a fire sprinkler, you’ll enjoy these benefits:
- Code and regulatory compliance
- Fast response that can protect your building from damage
- Slowed rate of fire spread which can facilitate safe evacuation
- Inventory and asset protection
- Insurance savings
- And more!
Request a Quote for Fire Sprinkler Installation
Our fire prevention and protection specialists are happy to help our clients protect their businesses and personnel from harm. We will thoroughly assess your needs and recommend the ideal system for your operations.
We guarantee our services comply with all NFPA and regional building codes and regulations.
Our fire protection and prevention experts will help you determine the best and most effective options for protecting your people, assets, and structures from fire hazards.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Fire Sprinkler System Installation Difficult?
For an expert, most fire sprinkler installations are straightforward. We’ll perform a pre-installation meeting and site inspection to determine the ideal system for your needs.
The installation process involves positioning the pipes and connecting the hangers, branch lines, sprinkler heads, control valves, and other components.
What Are the Different Types of Fire Sprinklers?
There are a variety of fire sprinkler systems to suit your fire protection needs, including:
- Control mode fire sprinklers
- Fast response fire sprinklers
- Decorator fire sprinklers
- Wet pipe fire sprinklers
- Dry pipe fire sprinklers
- Low-pressure fire sprinklers
- Suppression fire sprinklers
- Water mist fire sprinklers
Do Fire Sprinkler Heads Go Off Simultaneously?
No. Fire sprinkler heads will only activate in areas where a fire is present. Sprinkler heads in unaffected areas of the building won’t turn on, leaving adjacent areas and rooms undamaged.
Do Fire Sprinklers Go Off By Accident?
Sudden, unintended activation of the fire sprinkler system is very rare. These systems are well-designed and built, so they’ll only go off when a fire is present.
While component failures and accidents can trigger a fire sprinkler system, we minimize this possibility by conducting a thorough post-installation inspection of all fire sprinkler systems we install.
Are Fire Sprinklers Expensive To Maintain?
No! Fire sprinkler systems require minimal maintenance and usually cost less than a few hundred dollars per year to maintain. Routine maintenance involves checking pipes for corrosion and connection, and testing gauges, sprinkler heads, valves, and other components.
Our Fire Protection Service Area
We service fire protection equipment for businesses throughout Southeast Michigan.