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Sprinkler Errors Cause Water Damages in Your Ridgway Store

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

looking up at fire suppression sprinkler in ceiling Many different things can cause your sprinkler/fire suppression system to engage, causing water damage throughout your store.

Sprinkler Errors Can Cause Water Damage

Your retail store in Ridgway has a fire suppressant system designed to extinguish a fire well before first responders can even arrive. While these sprinkler systems offer security to the business you run in the event of an emergency, they are also not foolproof. They can fail or make errors in operation, causing you to contend with a water incident that is as widespread as the system is throughout your facility.

Many different things can cause your sprinkler/fire suppression system to engage, causing water damage throughout your Ridgway store. You should better understand how this can happen and appreciate the best course of action when you contend with widespread water damage like this in your business.

One of the first ways our SERVPRO professionals have seen these systems fail is by degrading and eroding on their own. Since many of these older suppressant systems are comprised of iron or lead pipes, aging and moisture can degrade the integrity of the material, causing them to fail and eventually spill its contents.

Another possibility is a small fire occurs in a broad area of your store and gets quickly extinguished. This small blaze triggers the sprinkler system to engage, causing a widespread area to contend with water damages and cleanup needs.

There have even been incidents in which sprinkler systems engage a fire that does not exist. While many systems do not instantly turn on with the pulling of a fire alarm, it is this kind of situation where fire suppression networks have engaged erroneously to combat a fire that does not exist. Then our SERVPRO technicians have to respond and begin drying and cleaning the affected areas to mitigate potential lingering damages.

Keeping your store from experiencing water damage might not be a simple task, but having the proper professional assistance to clean up the mess and get your business back on track is beneficial. Trust in our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride water restoration specialists to rapidly respond and help mitigate any damages you face. Give SERVPRO a call today at (970) 240-6970.

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