Los Angeles Fire Protection Maintenance
To keep your Fire Protection System functioning properly in Los Angeles you will need to complete routine Maintenance. Without proper fire protection maintenance your fire protection system may fail to operate, just like a car without an oil change. Some components of the fire protection system will be able to be maintained by you, but the majority of maintenance will be required to be completed by a Fire Safety Engineer and/or Fire Protection Contractor.
Maintenance to your fire protection system should be completed by a fire safety engineer and/or a fire protection contractor. The fire safety engineer and/or fire protection contractor is skilled, educated, and well trained to maintain, fix, or repair your fire protection system
The fire protection system is made of many parts, possibly an intricate network of pipes, fire sprinkler heads, fire sprinklers, pressure control valves, and fire alarms. Maintaining a fire protection system simply is a series of tests, inspections, and routine maintenance that is done on your fire protection system to ensure all parts of the system are working and functioning properly.
Maintenance is generally a review of the following parts that make a fire protection system:
· Heat Detector Alarms and Smoke Alarms
· Wet and Dry Pipe Fire Sprinklers
· Deluge Fire Sprinkler Systems
· Fixed Water Spray Fire Protection Systems
· High Expansion Foam Fire Sprinkler System
· Standpipe Fire Protection Systems
· Fire Hydrants, Monitors and Fire Pumps
· Dry and Wet Chemical Fire Protection Systems
· Carbon Dioxide Fire Protection Systems
· Portable Fire Extinguishers
Federal, State, Health, Safety and the City of Los Angeles Fire Codes, Rules and Regulations will require that you maintain your fire protection system and that your fire protection system function properly. Not to mention you will want the fire protection system to be in optimum condition to protect you, loved ones and the building or structure it was designed for.
The fire protection system should have a schedule where tests, inspections, and maintenance will be completed regularly. Check with your fire safety engineer or fire protection contractor for a maintenance list and schedule if you do not already have one.
Your fire protection system in most cases is your only line of defense in the event of a fire, it warns you to evacuate, the fire sprinklers turn on, and sprinkler heads extinguish the fire and stop the fire from spreading. Maintaining your fire protection system helps to ensure you will have proper operation in the event of a fire.
The easiest part of maintaining your system would be to contact a fire safety engineer and/or a fire protection contractor to maintain, test and inspect your fire protection system. The fire safety engineer and/or fire protection contractor are well educated in the routine tests, inspections and know who to properly operate and maintain your fire sprinkler system.