Control Valves and Drains Summary
A well-designed sprinkler system is a highly effective method of minimizing property damage from a fire. But simply installing a sprinkler system doesn't guarantee adequate fire protection. Proper maintenance and testing ensure that the system will function as intended and suppress the fire with minimal water damage.
A few key points:
- Valves allow building staff to perform testing and maintenance on sprinkler systems.
- It's extremely important that all valves and drains have proper identification.
- Indicating valves visibly show when a valve is open or closed.
- A leading cause of sprinkler failure is not returning a valve to its open position once repairs and/or maintenance are complete.
Verisk has trained field staff to evaluate the design, installation, and condition of sprinkler systems anywhere in the country.