Patterson, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 27, 2013
The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., reminds homeowners and building owners that fire sprinkler systems are the only proactive form of fire protection, mitigating the risk to individuals affected by fire, including both occupants of the home or building and responding firefighters. Proper maintenance is required to ensure that this life saving system performs when a fire strikes. With temperatures plummeting over the last few days it is critical to protect fire sprinkler system piping from freezing.
Water leaks caused by freezing and bursting pipes can damage buildings and contents and interrupt your business. NFSA recommends an effective freeze-up prevention program that includes the following elements:
1. Conducting a physical inspection of the facility, looking for freeze-up hazards.
2. Inspection, and maintenance of the fire sprinkler system including:
For more information on maintaining your sprinkler system please visit http://www.nfsa.org.
About the National Fire Sprinkler Association
Established in 1905, the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) is the voice of the fire sprinkler industry. NFSA leads the drive to get life-saving fire sprinklers into all buildings; provides support and resources for its members – fire sprinkler contractors, manufacturers and suppliers; and educates authorities having jurisdiction of fire control matters. Headquartered in Patterson, N.Y., NFSA has regional operations offices throughout the country.
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