Winters in New York City can be brutal, especially on your fire sprinkler system. Fire sprinklers are always ready to work since there is water already waiting in the pipe. But, if the pipes that lead to a sprinkler system freeze, it will prevent it from effectively putting out a harmful and dangerous fire. The only way to ensure a sprinkler system will work in case of an emergency is to keep it from freezing in frigid temperatures.
- Make sure the pipes are well insulated. If the pipelines that lead to your sprinkler system are not well insulated, they can freeze. If there are any holes in the insulation, make sure they are fixed.
- Be sure to keep the heating at an optimal and high enough temperature even when unoccupied to prevent interior pipes from freezing.
- Make sure doors and windows are secured that lead to the sprinkler valve and the staircases with sprinklers.
- Have your heating system maintained at least once a year. Go Pro Plumbing & Heating is a locally owned and operated plumbing and heating business and will help prevent frozen pipes. It takes a qualified technician to find the source of the problem and Go Pro's professionals have worked extensively in New York City for many years.