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Sprinkler Systems for Chester Businesses

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

Sprinkler Systems for Chester Businesses

Businesses should have to worry about their day-to-day operations, not about the constant fear of fire damage in their building. One of the best ways to minimize potential damage, along with good practices and proper knowledge of fire extinguishers, is a sprinkler system. Sprinkler systems are highly-effective fire suppressors and can save a business from total loss. Here are a few things to know about sprinkler systems.

Sprinklers are Activated by Heat

It is a common misconception that sprinklers act as smoke detectors do and do just that: detect smoke. This is false, as sprinkler systems are activated by the heat generated around flames. This ensures that only certain areas are doused to minimize water damage to other parts of the building. The nozzle head, combined with water pressure, will spread enough water to the origin of the flames to fully put out the fire and save the building.

High-Pressure Water

Sprinkler systems deploy highly-pressured water when in use. The volume of water helps contain as well as put out the fire. There is no delay from activation of the system to the release of water, so as soon as they detect anything awry, water is immediately spread to affected areas. 

Minimizing Damage

For some people, the first thing they think of when they hear ‘sprinkler system’ is: water damage. The truth is, while sprinklers can cause water damage, they also save businesses thousands or even millions of dollars in fire AND water damage. When sprinkler systems activate, only the spouts around the heat will shoot water and are efficient when it comes to containing and eliminating fire. This limits the damage to only areas affected by the fire. The amount of water damage caused by sprinklers is much less than the water damage caused by fire hoses. 

Any fire disaster can cause damage, but with a functioning sprinkler system, the amount of damage can be drastically reduced, saving your business time and money. If your business requires fire cleanup, call  SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties at (618) 464-0300.

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