Wednesday, December 19, 2018

What Causes Your Fire Sprinklers to Fail

There are many reasons why your fire sprinkler may fail. As local experts in fire sprinkler systems, the experts at Bison Fire Protection can help you avoid the common pitfalls which may lead to a compromised and failing system.

The Canadian prairies, where we operate, experience all four seasons (often to the extreme). Whether temperatures are below freezing, or summers that are hotter and drier than usual, we’ve seen it all - and so has your fire sprinkler system. That’s why it’s important to be aware of what could cause your fire sprinkler system to fail.

Common Problems That Could Cause Your Fire Sprinkler to Fail


Since fire sprinklers are activated by heat, if the temperature in your building becomes too hot it may have a significant impact on your sprinkler performance in a time of emergency.

Make sure to take how hot your building gets during the summer months so you can determine the right temperature for your fire sprinklers to activate.


Many of us in the prairies know the horrors of a frozen pipe; whether it’s in your home or your business, taking precautionary measures will help make sure your pipes don’t freeze this winter.

If the water in your pipes freezes it may cause them to expand, burst, crack, or start leaking once the pipes begin to thaw. The easiest way to avoid frozen pipes is to have your antifreeze levels checked annually, maintain drum drips on your dry system, and make sure your heaters are turned on during the winter months.


Corrosion is a serious problem which can have a massive impact on the functionality and reliability of your fire sprinklers. Corrosion can lead to damage, leaks, blockages, and damage to your sprinkler system, so it’s important to know how and where it’s happening, and to call a professional for assistance as soon as possible.

Improper Installations

Unfortunately, not every installation is the same quality. If your fire sprinkler isn’t installed properly, or it isn’t properly maintained, it may lead to serious mechanical problems.

Luckily, the easiest way to avoid this issue is to work with qualified fire protection experts like the ones at Bison Fire Protection.

Don’t Let Your Fire Sprinkler Fail You

Bison Fire has worked with many businesses throughout the Winnipeg area, with additional offices in Brandon, Thompson, Kenora, Saskatoon, and Regina.

If you’re looking to know more about how to protect your investment from fire damage, contact the experts at Bison Fire Protection by calling 866-441-3473 today to schedule an appointment with a fire safety experts.




Posted by Rob Read at 10:02 AM


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