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The Importance of Fire Sprinkler System Inspections

Introduction


Fire sprinkler systems are an essential part of any home fire safety plan. In the event of a fire, a properly functioning fire sprinkler system can help contain the fire and prevent extensive damage to your home.


However, your fire sprinkler system must be regularly inspected and maintained for it to work correctly.


This blog post will discuss why regular fire sprinkler system inspections are necessary.


How they work


First, it's crucial to understand how fire sprinkler systems work.


A typical home fire sprinkler system is made up of a network of pipes that are connected to a water source.


These pipes are installed throughout the home and lead to strategically placed sprinkler heads. In the event of a fire, heat activates a fusible link in the sprinkler head, which opens the valve and allows water to flow through the pipes and onto the fire.


Importance of Getting them Inspected


Now that we know how they work, let's discuss why regular inspections are so important. First and foremost, periodic inspections help ensure that your system is in good working condition and can do its job in the event of a fire.


Additionally, regular inspections can help you identify problems with your system before they become serious—and expensive—issues.


For example, if a small leak is detected during an inspection, it can be quickly repaired before it leads to significant water damage.


Finally, most insurance companies require proof of regular fire sprinkler system inspections to provide coverage. So, not only are regular inspections necessary for ensuring the safety of your home, but they're also crucial for maintaining your insurance coverage.


Conclusion


Regular fire sprinkler system inspections are vital for ensuring that your system is in good working condition and can do its job in the event of a fire.


Additionally, regular inspections can help you identify problems with your system before they become serious—and expensive—issues.


Be sure to have your system inspected at least once per year by a qualified professional. Give us a call at Green Scene Home Inspections today.

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