Since March of 2020, many of the fire and life safety inspections normally conducted by The Washington State Fire Marshals Office were suspended by the state agency that licenses the facility (primarily Department of Social and Health Services & Department of Health) in compliance with the proclamations issued by the Governor. It is anticipated that […]
by Aaron Reiter Regular inspections of fire and life safety systems are required for a reason. These systems require systematic attention and maintenance to ensure they are functional in moment of need. You may be familiar with companies, like Signaling System Solutions, that provides these services, but you may be unfamiliar with how many regulatory […]
by Aaron Reiter Fire sprinkler systems in commercial and industrial settings are required to be metal because they will survive longer in fires. While resistant to heat, metal pipes have an Achilles heel, and that’s oxygen. Oxygen, combined with moisture, will progressively destroy sprinkler pipes from the inside, especially in dry and pre-action systems that […]
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Think back to a hollywood movie where a fire sprinkler system went off – either because there was a fire or because the hero activated it to distract the bad guys. What did that water look like? Chances are it was pristine, clear water that looked like the hero could drink if she or he […]
We are in the middle of the summer heat, but it will be October before we know it and the thermometers will start to swing into freezing temps soon enough. Now is the time to schedule a service of your dry-type fire sprinkler systems to drain those low points and prevent pipe breaks. This simple action will help […]
There are very good reasons why kitchen hood suppression systems require inspections and testing every 6 months. Hood suppression is very different from a standard sprinkler system because they need to extinguish grease fires. Hood suppression systems are isolated – separate suppression agent, plumbing, trip sensors, and monitoring circuits. Kitchen hoods can be extreme environments and because […]