Five Minutes, Once a Week – Keep Your Sprinkler System From Freezing!
As we’re coming into the winter season with progressively colder weather, your sprinkler system can feel the effects of it which could cost you in the end. Here are a few tips to ensure a smooth winter.
What can I do to prevent frozen pipes if my building has a dry system?
A dry sprinkler system is used in unheated areas such as parking garages. The air that resides in the pipes turns in to moisture through condensation. This moisture collects in a reservoir at the end of a sprinkler pipe, called a drum drip. If the drum drip is not emptied the water can freeze, expanding the pipes and therefore result in an expensive leak.
Drain your drum drips on a weekly basis to avoid frozen sprinkler pipes! Click here to watch a video. If you have any questions on how to drain your drum drips on a weekly basis, give us a call!
What can I do to prevent frozen pipes if my building has a wet system?
A wet sprinkler system holds water throughout the entire system and they are often installed in heated areas. These A wet sprinkler system tend to freeze in areas that are either vacant or inadequately heated.
Ensure that vacant tenancies are kept at an adequate heat to avoid frozen sprinkler pipes. This is the property manager’s responsibility despite a unit being vacant.
Ensure that sprinkler rooms have functioning heaters and are also kept at an adequate temperature.