You Could be Breaking the Law… With Your Sprinklers
Before you panic, relax. Unless you have an emergency fire sprinkler system, you’re probably in the clear for your garden. But a lot of people don’t know about their city’s requirements for regular fire sprinkler inspections. For example, buildings that are labeled as high-rises, hospitals, daycares or nursing homes are subject to regular inspections in Fort Worth, Texas. Buildings of a certain size or in certain locations can be subject to fire sprinkler requirements too.
In Fort Worth, inspections must be made by specially licensed companies. These are usually done through an annual inspection and a more thorough inspection every five years. Depending on your building’s requirements, Ideal Partners can do annual, semi-annual, quarterly, five year, monthly or weekly inspections on your building.
In the annual checkup, Ideal Partners will inspect/test your fire sprinkler system to ensure it is operating properly. These inspections are logged with the Fort Worth Bureau of Fire Prevention, which is the regulatory body that ensures the inspections are done.
For the five-year inspections, Ideal Partners will ensure that the various pressure systems have not been compromised and are still operational. Their techs will conduct various tests that ensure system readiness in the event of a fire.
If you’re dealing with an emergency, like damage to your fire sprinkler system, Ideal Partners can also make repairs to the existing system, even if it isn’t time for an inspection yet. Ideal offers free estimates for all of their fire protection services on their website.
Apart from the legal requirements, there are other benefits to having a fire sprinkler system in place. Most importantly, your company or home gains the quickest emergency response system to effectively protect your family or employees from a potential fire hazard. Additionally, many insurance companies offer discounts for buildings that have sprinkler systems.
If you think a fire sprinkler system may be right for you, call Ideal Partners for a free estimate and an evaluation as to whether your home or office is an ideal candidate for the installation of a fire sprinkler system.