Fire safety system sprinkler components can get painted over time as painting crews disregard or are unaware of the importance of keeping them clear of any impediments. There is an industry debate on whether or not in-house maintenance crews should attempt to remove paint in these instances. There are no clear NFPA standards for doing so, but if damage occurs, as a result, you will be held liable.
Should this be the case in your building, it is essential that fire safety system professionals properly determine whether the components can be cleaned and how or if they need to be replaced. Avoid long-term issues or worse if a fire should take place in your building and the sprinklers do not work as they should – a costly and critical life-saving mistake.
MJ Daly’s experienced fire safety system professionals can inspect your sprinkler system and its components and guide you through any necessary steps.