Debunked: Sprinkler System Myths From The Fort Myers Sprinkler System Inspection Experts

Wishing you knew more about your fire sprinkler system? Let our Fort Myers sprinkler system inspection team lay some knowledge on you as we debunk some common misconceptions surrounding these fire protection solutions. 

There are few things that we love more than sharing information about Fire & Life Safety with our biggest fans (that’s you, after you finish reading this blog). And if you’ve ever heard some fake news about fire sprinkler systems, we’re here to set the record straight once and for all with the facts. 

Debunked: Sprinkler System Myths From The Fort Myers Sprinkler System Inspection Experts

Water damage from a sprinkler system will cause more damage than a fire.

It’s a myth! The fact is that the water dispersed by a sprinkler system will create much less damage than fire and smoke damage if the fire is allowed to spread throughout the building. Even fire hoses can damage your property more than your sprinkler system. A fire hose will dispense 80 to 125 gallons of water per minute or more, while many standard sprinklers will release just 20 to 40 gallons of water per minute. 

Fire alarms and smoke detectors provide enough protection. 

We took this one to the judges, and they determined that it’s a myth. While fire alarm systems are a vital part of any comprehensive fire protection strategy, they can only provide an early warning – not extinguish a growing fire. Additionally, some properties may only be equipped with battery-operated smoke detectors, which leads to more significant risks if the batteries are removed or dead. 

Sprinkler systems will leak and cause water damage.Fort Myers Sprinkler System Inspection

If you guessed that this was a myth, you can give yourself a pat on the back because you’re right. While sprinkler system leaks can happen, they’re extremely rare with proper maintenance and regular Fort Myers sprinkler system inspections. 

Do you have a water problem on your hands? We know a capable team that can take care of that for you. 

If a fire ignites, every sprinkler in the building will go off.

If your knowledge of sprinkler systems is based on the last 90’s-era action movie you saw (you know, the ones with the deluge of sprinklers drenching the office building) you may think this is true. But it’s a myth. Modern fire sprinkler systems are able to activate independently, and many fires are controlled by just a few sprinkler heads. This means that overall fire damage is put to a stop, and there’s also relatively little water introduced into the building. 

It’s A Fact: Don’t Skip Your Fort Myers Sprinkler System Inspection

Not only does regular maintenance keep your fire sprinkler system functioning for decades, but it also keeps your people safe and your commercial property compliant with local fire code. Depending on your occupancy type, your sprinkler system may need:

  • Annual fire sprinkler testing
  • Annual testing of fire line backflow preventers
  • Quarterly fire sprinkler testing
  • Semiannual fire sprinkler testing
  • 3rd-year trip testing on dry systems
  • 5th-year inspections on all types of sprinkler systems

DynaFire can handle all of this for you and more. We complete our Fort Myers sprinkler system inspections and related services in accordance with NFPA 25 standard

Don’t wait a minute longer. Contact us today to schedule your next Fire & Life Safety service!

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