A fire suppression system is the most vital piece of equipment for keeping the homes and buildings it protects safe from the devastating results of a fire. In order to ensure that you have the best protection, and to prevent a lawsuit should the suppression system fail, maintenance and leak detection are important. Miranda Home Services is certified to test and inspect fire suppression systems to detect leaks and other problems. We use the best testing equipment available to keep you and your property safe.
How to Spot a Problem
Fire suppression systems should be visually inspected often. Signs of a problem include lose ground around the system, water build-up, a visual leak and loss of pressure. If you spot any of these problems, or just want some piece of mind call us to inspect your system today.
How Do You Detect Problems?
Our technicians are trained to use the most up-to-date equipment for inspecting your fire suppression system. We employ both infrared and ultrasonic technology to detect leaks in the system. These units allow us to pinpoint the leak within an inch. We may also use pressure gauges to monitor the pressure in the system. It is helpful if you have records of pressure readings done during routine maintenance.
Why Do Fire Suppression Systems Develop Leaks?
In past years it was almost unheard of for a fire suppression system to develop a leak. In the past few decades the rate of corrosion in a fire suppression system was below .5 mils per year. Now many systems test that the corrosion rate is above 5 mils per year. It is thought that this rapid corrosion is due to thinner gauge pipe, the introduction of microbial agents and more frequent testing required.
What can you expect From Our Visit?
Our technicians will use their equipment to test and inspect your system. This testing can usually be completed within 15 minutes. Once the leak is detected we will be able to repair or replace the problem area using far less excavation than our competitors. Our systems are able to find a leak within one inch, meaning less area will need to be excavated to repair or replace the leaking pipe. We will always sit down with you and go over all of the options you have for repair or replacement. Our goal is to make this inconvenience as smooth as possible.