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Is your New Jersey, Delaware or Philadelphia building being protected by a fire sprinkler? If not, call Confires! We are the New Jersey fire sprinkler installation experts and have over 30 years of experience providing complete fire protection services for businesses, organizations, government buildings and restaurants throughout the area.
Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems
When you are thinking about fire sprinkler system installation, you have a number of options – each will afford you a slightly different level of fire protection suitable for different types of buildings.
Wet Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems – by far the most common type of fire sprinkler, wet pipe fire sprinklers are found in most homes and standard office buildings. In a wet pipe fire sprinkler, water is kept under pressure and stored throughout the sprinkler pipes and released by heat-activated sprinkler heads. The advantage of having a wet pipe fire sprinkler system is they activate instantly with no lag time after the fire sprinkler heads open.
Dry Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems – dry pipe fire sprinkler systems are similar to wet pipe, except the water is not stored in the pipes. Instead, the pipes are filled with pressurized air or nitrogen gas. When the sprinkler heads open, the gas is released and a valve opens that allows water to flow out through the open fire sprinkler heads. This causes a slight delay (usually only a second) in water discharge, but it is useful in buildings where water could freeze if kept in the pipes.
Deluge Fire Sprinkler Systems – a deluge fire sprinkler system is very similar to a wet pipe fire sprinkler system, except the fire sprinkler heads are kept open at all times – they are not activated by heat. Deluge fire sprinkler systems are operated by a special fire alarm that opens a valve to release the water when activated. Once the valve opens, it must be shut off manually.
Because of the potential for water damage, deluge fire sprinklers are not commonly found in homes or offices. Instead, they are used in places where rapid fire spread is a concern. You will most commonly find deluge fire sprinkler systems near high rise windows, warehouse bay entries or anywhere else where a fire could escape quickly.
Pre-Action Fire Sprinkler Systems – a pre-action fire sprinkler system is basically a combination of a wet pipe and dry pipe fire sprinkler system. Basically, water is not stored in the pipes until a fire detection device detects a fire. At this point, the detection device opens a valve to let the water in before the sprinkler heads open. When the heads open, the pre-action fire sprinkler system reacts as quickly as a wet pipe fire sprinkler system.
Pre-action fire sprinkler systems are best suited for areas that are at high risk for serious water damage in the event of accidental fire sprinkler activation.
If you need fire sprinkler installation in New Jersey, Delaware or Philadelphia, call Confires today!
Fire Sprinkler Repair
After fire sprinkler installation, there’s nothing more crucial to your fire safety than having your fire sprinkler frequently inspected and repaired whenever necessary. At Confires, we have a variety of fire sprinkler repairs and services available, including:
- Above ground fire sprinkler repair
- Underground fire line repair
- Backflow preventer replacement
- Steel, CPVC and ductile iron fire sprinkler services
- Sprinkler valve repair and replacement
- Hydrant repair and replacement
- Fire sprinkler piping repair
- Tamper switch repair and replacement
- Flow switch repair and replacement
- Fire pump repair and replacement
- Pump controller repair and replacement
- Fire sprinkler inspection repair
- AHJ repair
We can also add, move or replace your sprinkler heads. Click here to read more about fire sprinkler inspection in New Jersey.
At Confires, we can service any type of fire sprinkler system, including wet pipe, dry pipe, deluge and pre-action. We offer 24-hour emergency fire sprinkler repair service so we can keep your fire sprinkler operating safely any time, day or night.
Confires’ professionals are ready to support your organization’s fire protection systems and service requests 24 hours a day. Call now for more information.
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