A Guide On Servicing Your Houston Fire Safety Equipment
4. Sprinkler Systems
A sprinkler system has individual points that will be activated when heat from a fire is detected. The release of water from the sprinkler heads is intended to douse the fire and dampen the surrounding area in an effort to prevent it from spreading.
Faults That Occur With Sprinkler Systems
Although sprinkler systems are an effective fire suppression method, they are prone to a number of different issues that can cause the system to fail. Most sprinkler systems go unused for years which can result in hidden wear and tear, rust, and corrosion. Water pressure may also drop or pipes burst due to water freezing in them during winter.
The Importance Of Servicing & Maintaining Sprinkler Systems
A fire sprinkler system inspection will identify wear and tear, rust, and other damage that may have taken place with the sprinkler heads, the pipes, or any other component. Any damaged parts will be serviced, repaired, or replaced to ensure that the system is functioning optimally in the event of a fire.
5. Emergency Lights
In many cases, power to a building is lost during a fire. Emergency lighting automatically provides illumination for those evacuating the building as well as fire and emergency services.
Faults That Can Occur With Emergency Lighting
Emergency lights are battery powered and a dead battery is, therefore, the most common fault. The lamps or bulbs also need to be replaced periodically if they have burnt out or are no longer working.
The Importance Of Servicing & Maintaining Emergency Lights
There is nothing that can increase the risk of injuries and fatalities in the event of fire like stumbling around in the dark. A regular service will ensure that all emergency lights are functioning and that evacuees and emergency services will be able to see to provide the assistance needed.
6. Fire Extinguishers
Most fires start small and a fire extinguisher is a perfect way to quell the flames before they spread into a much more serious blaze. Keep in mind that there are different types of fire extinguishers each designed to tackle different types of fires – i.e. fires caused by flammable liquids, oil fires, electrical fires, and solids fires.
Faults That Can Occur With Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers commonly remain unused for years which can result in weakening of the different components, wear and tear as well as rust. Another big problem is tampering – someone may have fired the extinguisher leaving an empty and useless extinguisher.
Why It’s Important To Service Fire Extinguishers
A fire extinguisher within easy reach is the first and most important means to killing a small fire and preventing it from spreading. If your fire extinguishers fail, you are looking at huge fire damage to your premises, injuries, and even fatalities.
Fire Suppression Servicing & Maintenance
Specialty Fire Services are the professionals at installing as well as servicing and maintaining fire suppression systems. We will inspect, repair, and where necessary, replace your fire safety equipment to ensure that you are prepared in the event of a fire on your premises.