Check Your Sprinklers!
Experts recommend different inspecting and testing techniques of sprinklers from quarterly to semi-annually to annually and beyond. This is all to ensure that your first line of defense against a fire is in working condition to keep your building and its occupants safe. While these scheduled tests and inspections are usually enough to solidify that the sprinklers work, sometimes sprinklers have a mind of their own. By that we mean, every now and then, they go off to prove that they work — consequently creating some indoor showers, and with it, water damage.
It wouldn’t be the first time we were called in to a surprise shower. From furniture stores, to hospitals, our techs have seen how a slight bump on a sprinkler head can make them to go off and cause a water damage. So while sprinklers are great to fight fires, they can also cause pains and extensive clean up.
Make sure when you inspect and check your sprinklers, you do so with great care. And if anything happens, SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough is here to help take the headaches away.