How To Get Your Fire Sprinkler Installed

This article goes through the various steps that can be taken by a home or business owner to get a fire sprinkler installed on his/her property by professionals.

When you decide to begin the construction of a new home or office building there will be many factors you may want to consider to increase your safety. You may end up installing fences or a home security system to keep intruders out on a domestic property. You may even construct a panic room as a secondary line of defense. Fire damage may, however be a much more likely problem depending on where you live and for just this reason many people have decided to have fire sprinkler systems installed in their houses. But this begs the question: Where do you start?

The first step in getting your system should be to find the contractors who work in your area. There may be a firm just on the outskirts of the area you are considering that is perfect for your needs in every other way so do not discount any possibilities without investigating. The company you select should ideally be available to conduct inspections, maintenance and repairs on your system down the line so availability to do these things should factor into your decision making process.

Not all sprinkler installation companies will be willing to take on projects of all sizes. Some firms do specialize in larger buildings like warehouses, schools and multistory office buildings. To them, working on a domestic project would not be cost effective as the majority of their equipment would be more suited to sites that are larger. Conversely, a company that deals exclusively in domestic fire sprinkler installation is unlikely to have enough machinery and staff to finish a project that spans several stories and has a fairly speedy deadline. It is important to look at your project objectively and decide where it stands on the size spectrum and select your installation firm to suit.

Once you have selected your installer, you can decide on what type of system suits your needs such as wet, dry or foam. After you have reached a consensus the job can begin. Installation of sprinklers should come after the basic frame of the house, roof and interior walls and before the installation of the purely aesthetic fittings. Much like the other piped systems in the building such as water an sewerage, it will have to be connected to a water supply for it to work. This supply will also need to be checked to ensure it maintains adequate pressure for firefighting purposes.

Even good the most expensive and efficient systems will require upkeep to ensure they function as they should. If your installation team does not mention this outright, you can request general instructions on how best to manage your system. If those instructions do not make sense to you or seem somewhat incomplete, feel free to ask for more advice from professionals in the field. Do your own research as well but be careful as much of the advice you find online may be lacking credibility, outdated or unsuitable to the specific type of system you happened to purchase.