In this article, we’ll take a step back from looking at individual system components so we can gain a better understanding of fire sprinkler systems as a whole. We’ll discuss the various types of sprinkler systems - including wet, dry, preaction, and deluge fire sprinkler systems - and their intended uses.
Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 9/21/2017 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
In this article we'll look at the history of the NFPA and life safety code to gain a better understanding of the various versions and their differences.
Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 8/31/2017 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
The best way to identify issues with fire sprinkler heads is through regular inspections, testing, and maintenance. But when should you perform and of the aforementioned procedures? How do you know when to test or replace them? In this article, we'll help you answer all of your most burning questions!
Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 8/24/2017 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
Finding the right cover plate for you fire sprinkler is easier than you think. In this blog, learn how to remove your current cover plate, figure out the manufacturer, and find the correct one for your fire sprinkler today!
Posted by Jason Hugo and Courtney Montanye on 11/4/2016 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
How to clean fire sprinkler heads? Great question! Read this blog to learn about the safety and health implications of dirty fire sprinklers, your options for replacing or cleaning the heads, and the BEST option for cleaning fire sprinkler heads.
Posted by Jason Hugo & Cameron Sharp on 5/6/2016 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
Standard response and quick response fire sprinklers both deliver life and property saving fire protection. So what's the difference? Their mission. Learn more by reading the Standard Response vs Quick Response blog.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/28/2016 to How a Fire Sprinkler Works
Tamper switches are an essential component in a modern fire protection system. But what exactly is a tamper switch and where are they used? We've got the scoop in our Introduction to Fire Protection Tamper Switches blog.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/19/2016 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
Can I mount a fire alarm bell outside? Read this informational blog to find the answer.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/8/2016 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
Can I paint my fire sprinkler system's cover plates? The answer is no. Read this blog to find out why and what options are available to you!
Posted by Jason Hugo on 3/12/2013 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
In this edition of the Fire Sprinkler System Components series, we discuss a water flow detector, or flow switch. What is it? How does it work? Why is it there?
Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/26/2013 to Fire Sprinkler Systems
A fire sprinkler's heat sensitivity is a product of it's frangible glass bulb. Learn more about that bulb in this blog post.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/14/2013 to How a Fire Sprinkler Works
A look at the most common, yet extremely rare, fire sprinkler system malfunctions and how the industry has responded.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/31/2013 to Fire Sprinkler Systems