sprinkler-system-maintenanceIt’s easy to forget about your sprinkler system. After all, if you don’t have a need of it (and we hope you never do), it really doesn’t play an active role in the day to day operation of your business. However, it is crucial that you do not neglect this system. Regular sprinkler system maintenance is not only a good idea, it is essential to ensuring that the system will work when you do need it.

There are many different areas of the system that should be inspected, and those inspections should occur at different intervals, including monthly and quarterly. All control valves should be visually inspected, as should all gauges. Control valves must be in the normal open position, and they should be accessible and properly sealed. No leaks should be seen, and valves must be correctly signed to denote what they control within the system.

Hydraulic nameplates should be inspected quarterly, as should alarm devices and fire department connections. The main drain should be tested, as should dry system priming levels. Finally, make sure that the water flow alarm is inspected quarterly.

Without regular sprinkler system maintenance and repairs, you could find that your system does not work when a fire breaks out. This can lead to significant damage, and even loss of life if employees are trapped in a burning building. This is not an area where you can take chances.

Call the team at Select Plumbing today at 888-501-5501 to schedule your sprinkler system maintenance inspection. We can also provide virtually any type of repairs needed for your system.