March 15th, 2018

Spring Has Sprung (Almost!)

Spring has Sprung (Almost!)

While it looks like we may get hit with a 4th (yes, 4th) nor'easter next week, it is important to be cognizant of a few things when it comes to your fire sprinkler system before, during and after the storm comes.

  • Temperature - make sure areas where water filled sprinkler and standpipe piping exist stay above 40 degrees. This isn't any different than the checks you've been conducting all winter - let's keep it going for the next week or two until Spring decides to stay for good
  • Clearance in front of Fire Department Connections - it is your responsibility to maintain a clear area around your facility's fire department connection at all times. Make sure snow, snow removal equipment or any other items that may obstruct Fire Department access are removed from the area in front and around your FDC. 3' on each side of the connection and 6' above it are good guidelines for clear area. Remember, the faster the Fire Department can locate and connect to your facility's FDC, the faster a fire condition can be controlled.
  • Power loss - if you experience a loss in power before, during of after next week's storm and have a dry sprinkler system, please notify us. The last thing we want to see happen is your system filling with water and freezing because your air compressor is no longer running.

If you have any questions about how you can further ready your fire sprinkler system in the event of a weather emergency, please call our office and one of our qualified staff can assist you. Stay safe and looking forward to warmer weather coming soon!