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Water Damage Caused by a Failure of Fire Sprinklers

9/18/2021 (Permalink)

Fire sprinkler going off The combination of automatic sprinklers and early warning systems in all buildings could reduce overall injuries and loss of life.

Fire sprinklers protect your Greenville, SC home or business from an unexpected fire; they prevent extensive fire damage to your property and can decrease the intensity of the fire, allowing everyone in the building to safely evacuate. However, a malfunction of their system could cause a lot of damage. Here are some of the reasons why fire sprinklers systems may fail.

Improper Installation

Leaks can occur when sprinklers are not properly installed. Make sure you contact a qualified company for their installation.


Sprinkler heads are activated at certain temperatures and some will set off when temperatures are too high. When installed, they should be tested in the hottest room of the building to see if the sprinkler will go off.


Sprinklers can freeze if certain precautions are not taken. A proper installation and good maintenance of the system are required to prevent sprinklers from freezing. It is recommended to have them check by a professional regularly to avoid any of these problems.

Fire sprinklers are a great way to protect your commercial building or home from fire damage, but they can also lead to severe water damage. If there is standing water damage in your Greenville, SC property caused by a failure of the sprinklers, call SERVPRO of East Greenville County, we will be happy to help.



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