Winter Preventative Maintenance for Fire Sprinkler Systems
Freezing temperatures are inevitable during a Midwest winter. Unfortunately, these low temperatures can cause damage to your fire sprinkler system. If the pipes that deliver water to the fire sprinkler system freeze, cracks and leaks can form, or even worse, a frozen pipe may burst. Furthermore, repairing or replacing damaged components of your system can also be costly. Fortunately, by performing winter preventative maintenance for your fire sprinkler systems, these disasters can be avoided.
Here’s What You Can Do
A few simple steps can help prepare your sprinkler system for winter. Use our cold-weather checklist below to build your preparation plan:
USAFP is Here to Help
USA Fire Protection wants to help you prepare your fire sprinkler system for winter. Proper maintenance is key when it comes to protecting your sprinkler system from freezing temperatures. Here are a few services that USAFP can provide to help.
- Before we experience consistent freezing temperatures, a thorough inspection of your sprinkler system can be performed to look for any signs of damage, leaks, or corrosion. Any issues can then be addressed before freezing temperatures worsen the damage.
- Dry fire sprinkler systems contain drum drips, which are the low point of the system. Drum drips are designed to capture any water that may have entered the dry fire sprinkler system so the sprinklers can perform properly in the event of a fire. Drum drips are susceptible to freezing, so it is important to drain your drum drips regularly during the winter.
- For sprinkler systems that require antifreeze, make sure to schedule an inspection to check that the freezing point of the antifreeze is well above freezing. If it is close to freezing, the bad antifreeze can be replaced before any damage is done.
- USA Fire Protection provides 24/7, 365 emergency service for the Greater Chicagoland (IL) and Milwaukee (WI) areas. In case of an emergency, our team is there to help.
Rain or shine, (or snow), our certified and experienced team of professionals is just one call or click away. Dial 844-MYUSAFP (698-7237) or visit our website to schedule your service today!