Servicing fire sprinkler systems as recommended is key to making sure it performs as required when there is a fire emergency. However, the process of servicing or repairing a fire sprinkler system can result in disruptions in your home or office space. A fire protection expert should take you through the entire process. One of the questions most property owners have is regarding the alarm that normally goes off after servicing their sprinkler system and turning the water back on. Why does this occur?
Turning Off The Water Valve
During fire sprinkler system servicing, the water valve needs to be turned off in order to replace the sprinkler head or repair any leaks in the line. Sometimes the fire alarm will register a fire when you switch the water off. Make sure you disable the building’s fire pump as well. Let’s take a look at the step by step procedure you need to follow when servicing a fire alarm sprinkler.