Higher Fire Deaths Show Need for SprinklersWinter is here, which is actually a perfect time to inspect and update your fire prevention system. The first thing to check for is to assure that any dry pipes are properly equipped to handle freezing temperatures this season. Are all low point drains bled down? If not, start doing this weekly to prevent the pipes from freezing.


Air driers should be functioning properly. Valve closets also need to be maintained at 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Also make sure that the antifreeze you’re using is appropriate for the system you’ve currently got installed. For all indoor pipes, assure the insulation is still up to scruff and heating systems are functioning. Any wall openings or gaps need to be closed up to prevent heat from getting out and cold from getting in.

Swivels need to be lubricated properly and perhaps most importantly, check your fire department connections. For more standards, be sure to check out the NFPA 25, “Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems.”


Winter is one of the harshest seasons for fire safety. We’re all cooking huge meals indoors, candles adorn every surface, heaters are on full-blast, and holiday lights are strung about the house. Just because it’s cold and wet outside doesn’t mean it’s time to let up on your fire safety standards. Constant vigilance is key.

Stay vigilant and contact Davis Ulmer Sprinkler Company today for all of your residential and professional fire safety system needs. Our experts are happy to help! We have been providing fire protection systems to customers in the New York area since 1946.  We have the knowledge and experience to provide you with a turnkey fire protection system that will help protect you and your loved ones.  Contact us today for more information.

Source: http://www.axa-matrixrc.com/documents/maintain_water_based_fire_protection_systems.pdf