Our team at Fire Chief has always had one focus in mind: Your safety – and the safety of those who trust you to keep them and their assets protected 24/7.
In addition to the fire safety products that we offer today, and all of the services that we provide for the proper equipment, installation, operation, and warranty service, Fire Chief also offers professional assistance in the maintenance and restoration of fire sprinkler systems.
As leaders in the field of fire safety equipment in the Seattle / Spokane area, we encourage all of our clients who have purchased and/or had us install a sprinkler system to realize the importance of maintaining the equipment’s durability and integrity in years to come.
Simply said: installing a sprinkler system alone does not remove the threat of a major fire.
WHY MAINTAIN A FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM?
There are many reasons why our clients chose Fire Chief to monitor and maintain their Sprinkler System yet there are two that rise to the top of the list: corrosion and cost.
Corrosion: The Impacts of Failed Fire Sprinkler Systems
Be it Generalized Corrosion (Rust) or Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) – either issue can cause a sprinkler system to completely fail.
The effect of these issues (be it minor or major) could include yet not be limited to:
- Personal injury or death
- Loss of property
- Loss of production
- Temporary shutdowns (that are often unplanned
- Increased maintenance bills
- Exterior rusting and condensation
- Pinhole leaks
- Rotten Egg Smell
Costs: The Expense to Replace A Fire Sprinkler System
It is a far smarter investment today to monitor one’s fire sprinkler system than to incur the thousands of dollars to replace a system – to say nothing about the damage that a failing system could cause.
Sample cost analysis: Provided by the American Fire Sprinkler Association
- New construction $1-$2 / ft2
- Retrofits $2-$3 / ft2
- 100K ft2 (9300m3) = $100K-$200K new construction
- 50K ft2 (4650m3) = $100K-$150K retrofits
- Pinholes $800 – $1200 to as high as $5000
FIRE CHIEF FIRE SPRINKLER SERVICES
As your partner in fire prevention, Fire Chief offers a variety of services to support the sustainability of your fire sprinkler products and facilities. From emergency services, to quarterly inspections, to our comprehensive annual reviews, our technicians will inspect your pipe fittings, sprinkler heads, alarm and mechanical devices, and much more; all of which may include these Fire Chief fire sprinkler services:
Monitoring ~ As a Certified Potter Corrosion Contractor, Fire Chief offers a wide array of cost-effective, proven solutions to monitor your investment. From monitoring the fire sprinkler riser with the Potter Corrosion Monitoring Station (PCMS-RM) to the Potter Corrosion Monitoring Probe (PCMPK) that will alert us when there is a problem that needs to be serviced, we will monitor and protect your fire sprinkler system every step of the way.
Testing ~The functionality of your sprinkler system may encounter various forms of corrosion from oxygen to microbiologically influenced corrosion. As authorities in fire sprinkler installation and service, Fire Chief is professionally certified to test for corrosion problems that may include yet not be limited to tubercles, black water, pinhole leaks, and rotten egg smelling water. With our fire sprinkler testing programs, we can help extend the life of your sprinkler systems.
Treatment ~ When it comes to corrosion treatment, we always take a proactive approach. We understand the need to protect and extend the life of your investment and we meet those demands with industry-leading technology.
At Fire-Chief, we trust and use a variety of Potter Corrosion Solutions that include yet are not limited to:
- Pipe-Shield ®Corrosion Inhibitor: contains existing corrosion and forms a protective barrier to prevent further corrosion
- Potter Pipe-Shield®: protects the environment with stringent regulations and with longer life and less maintenance
- Potter’s Nitrogen Generators: offer the best value in nitrogen protection for dry and pre-action systems
For a complete and complimentary review of your fire sprinkler system and the services that we can provide to sustain their life-cycle, contact Fire Chief today.