Fire Sprinklers To Protect Your Greater Puget Sound Area Home Or Business
Fire sprinkler systems are integral to your fire protection plan. When your sprinkler system is set off by the heat from a fire, it sprays water on the blaze, working to extinguish or reduce its size while also making materials wet and slowing the advance and spread of the fire. This also allows more time for people to evacuate and firefighting crews to arrive. If the fire is not extinguished by their arrival, it will at least be contained, making the firefighters’ work safer and easier and minimizing the damage to your facility.
Northwest Fire Sprinkler Saves Lives!
Northwest Fire Systems responded to a service call on the evening of Oct. 5th at a Bellevue assisted living facility. The Sprinkler system put out the fire prior to the fire department’s arrival. The facility on-site liaison heard a small explosion when a hair spray can in a cardboard box left on the stove ignited, spreading smoke down the hall. The liaison grabbed the fire extinguisher. As she pulled the stem to activate the extinguisher, the pendent sprinkler activated and put the fire out in her presence. The fire sprinkler limited damage to the kitchen area and damp carpet in the corridor on the floor of the incident.
What Are The Benefits Of Automatic Fire Sprinklers?
Automatic fire sprinklers can:
- Reduce the temperature
- Dilute dangerous gases from fire
- Allow more time for occupants to escape
- Make the area more visible and thus, safer
Our installation team is the best in the business! With decades of experience, our union trained sprinkler fitters specialize in:
- Pre-action sprinkler systems
- Deluge sprinkler systems
- Standpipe systems
- Wet sprinkler systems
- Dry sprinkler systems
Maintenance & Inspection Are Key
You need to have your fire sprinkler system inspected and tested regularly to ensure it meets national and local codes and regulations and that it is functioning properly and is ready for an emergency situation. Regular maintenance of your fire sprinkler system will keep it operating like it is supposed to. Any parts of your system that may have become weakened over time or are in danger of breaking down will be found, allowing for repairs now as opposed to later.