Many homeowners resort to DIY projects in order to save massive costs. Of course, that’s an attractive way especially if you are hands on. However, fire sprinkler systems are a different thing and they carry massive risks.
Besides being mandatory for a professional engineer to design and install these systems, they are complex in nature. Any mistake could be tragic. The pre-action system, in particular, is a complex system compared to the dry or wet pipe system. It is more likely the deluge system with its complication.
Take into account the supplemental detection system. The pre-action valve needs its own activation and the sprinkler heads need their own detection. One may ask why employ separate detection systems. This goes back to the main purpose of the system: that is a pre-action sprinkler system. It gets ready for action first.
As we highlighted already, the separate detection system makes it convenient for the system to avoid inadvertent discharge.
The system’s design has to be properly done and that’s the job of engineers. New York Engineers can achieve that in minimal time with minimal costs. The next step would be the installation part which is also complex. There should be a piping network designed from the sprinkler riser to the sprinkler heads. Bear in mind that sprinkler heads are not randomly placed. NFPA standards require the sprinkler heads to be placed in certain dimensions depending on the hazard level of the area being protected. Moreover, aligning the piping network requires rigorous engineering calculations to ensure that the system is a success.
All these installations require professional engineers. You still have maintenance to be cared for. Fire sprinkler systems are sophisticated designs and installations to do on your own. To receive a thumbs up for the system, insurances and NFPA need the signature of a professional engineer who will be held accountable for any system design.
There is no need to attempt DIY on pre-action systems while is always available at your convenience. Our technician will assess your building and then design the system with your consultation.