Broken Leaking Frozen Sprinkler Pipes? …

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Home, apartment, condos and commercial building owners and management companies should take the time now to ensure that sprinkler systems are adequately protected against pipes freezing. During long periods of below freezing temperatures exposed water-filled sprinkler pipes can freeze expanding the pipe to the point when it will break. Sprinkler pipes tend to freeze before other water pipes because the water is not moving. Most sprinkler systems are wet systems that contain water all the time.

When water freezes inside a sprinkler pipe, it creates an obstruction that can render the sprinkler system useless in the event of a fire. As the ice expands, it increases the internal water pressure in the pipe and causes the pipe to burst. Interestingly, the burst is often in a section of pipe that did not actually freeze.

Alternatively, the expanding ice can cause a pipe, fitting or sprinkler head to crack but the ice will block the flow of water while it is solid. In this case, the actual water damage will not be apparent until the ice melts and water flows out of the burst section.

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Leaking or Frozen Fire Sprinkler Pipes?

Fire Sprinkler Service (973) 784-3119 NJ Fire EquipmentHome, apartment, condos and commercial building owners and management companies should take the time now to ensure that sprinkler systems are adequately protected against pipes freezing. During long periods of below freezing temperatures exposed water-filled sprinkler pipes can freeze expanding the pipe to the point when it will break. Sprinkler pipes tend to freeze before other water pipes because the water is not moving. Most sprinkler systems are wet systems that contain water all the time. When water freezes inside a sprinkler pipe, it creates an obstruction that can render the sprinkler system useless in the event of a fire. As the ice expands, it increases the internal water pressure in the pipe and causes the pipe to burst. Interestingly, the burst is often in a section of pipe that did not actually freeze. Alternatively, the expanding ice can cause a pipe, fitting or sprinkler head to crack but the ice will block the flow of water while it is solid. In this case, the actual water damage will not be apparent until the ice melts and water flows out of the burst section.When was the last time your Fire Sprinkler System was inspected? Call the Fire Protection Experts at NJ Fire Equipment. We have emergency service available 24/7. (973) 784-3119#leakingfiresprinklerpipesnewjersey #frozenfiresprinklerpipesnewjersey #firesprinklerservicenewjersey #firesprinkleremergencyservicenewjersey #njfireequipment

Posted by New Jersey Fire Equipment LLC on Friday, January 12, 2018

Call the Fire Protection Experts at NJ Fire Equipment. We have emergency service available 24/7. (973) 784-3119

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