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SOURCE Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB)
ORLAND PARK, Ill., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The cold temperatures are upon us. Fire prevention bureaus and building departments can save their communities money in repairs and water damage by reminding local residents and businesses to simply check to be sure their fire sprinkler systems are protected for the colder weather temperatures, especially below freezing.
The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board recommends an effective freeze-up prevention program that includes the following elements:
Overall, building owners with fire sprinkler systems should check them to make sure that dry pipe systems are dry and wet pipe systems are filled and insulated as they were designed. Please have them refer to NFPA 25 standard for inspection, testing and maintenance.
Any questions that the building owner has about ensuring their system is protected should consult with a qualified fire sprinkler contractor, fire prevention bureaus and building departments.
About the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB)
NIFSAB is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting progressive legislation, raising public awareness, and educating code officials and governmental policy makers by demonstrating the proven performance of fire sprinklers in saving both lives and property. For more info, visit www.firesprinklerassoc.org.
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