Whether you need a commercial sprinkler system for an apartment complex, a factory, or a school, a sprinkler system is a mandatory part of your fire safety program. Fire sprinklers are often your commercial property’s best defense against dangerous fires that could harm your clients or students, your business, and your bottom line. If you don’t install a commercial sprinkler system, your building will not be up to code and a fire can spread quickly and dangerously through your building. Here are some of the main types of commercial sprinkler systems to keep you and your clients safe.
Wet Pipe System
These commercial sprinkler systems are always filled with water, so when a fire is detected there is an almost immediate release of water. Wet pipe systems are used in commercial buildings frequently, particularly those with many floors to protect. This type of commercial sprinkler system is very cost efficient and requires a relatively low amount of maintenance.
Dry Pipe System
These sprinklers use air pressure and water to quickly treat any fires that break out in your building. Air pressure is always in the pipes, which helps prevent freezing of the water in the pipes during cold periods or in warehouses regularly kept below freezing. While this causes a brief delay in water emerging from the sprinklers, it prevents the sprinklers from not working altogether if water is frozen.
Pre-action commercial sprinkler systems use air and water like the dry pipe system. These systems have two separate trigger points to avoid water damage if there is a false alarm. Commercial buildings with easily damageable materials like lots of electronic equipment or many sensitive materials use these. When fire does occur, they will work effectively and quickly to contain the blaze. When fire doesn’t occur, there won’t be a dangerous and damaging false alarm.
Ready to Outfit Your Commercial Property with Sprinklers?
Biles Fire Protection can help with all of your residential or commercial fire safety needs. We have the equipment and expertise to install wet sprinkler systems or dry sprinkler systems at affordable prices. We are well known for our top-notch customer service, quick response times, and reliable support and maintenance. To get a quote for your sprinkler system, fill out our online request form. For more information and to chat about how we can help meet your fire safety needs, visit us online or give us a call at (443) 701-8330. To get more fire safety tips and information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.