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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Do You Have A Fire Sprinkler Or Suppression System?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Fires are more common than you may think, and even a small fire can leave serious damage in its wake.  Everything from discoloration to odor may result from a small fire that does not even spread very far.  The goal of a sprinkler or suppression system is to limit the spread, and extinguish the fire as quickly as possible.  Some businesses already have them installed, but you may be wondering about getting one for your own business.  Both systems have pros and cons that can inform you on which option is best for you.

Sprinkler Systems

A sprinkler system is made up of a network of ceiling-mounted pipes connected to a water source.  Each sprinkler is sensitive to heat.  When the temperature gets high enough, the sprinklers activate and water flows out.  A sprinkler system is a good method for putting out fires of many types.  Most fires will be extinguished when enough water is introduced.  The negative that comes with a sprinkler system is that there will be a period between when the fire starts and when the system detects high enough heat to work.

Suppression Systems

Fire suppression systems use a combination of dry chemicals, gaseous, foam, and wet agents to suppress and prevent the spread of fire in a building. A suppression system is good for certain types of environments.  One common place you can find one of these systems is in a commercial kitchen, where the probability of a grease fire is higher.  If a building calls for a more delicate solution, there is a suppression system that offers that. 

After a fire in your business, SERVPRO of Norwalk/Wilton has the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your commercial damage remediation needs.  That’s why we should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for immediate assistance.

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