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Our technicians are experts at installing and servicing the following systems regardless of the size or manufacturer:

  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Fire Alarms
  • Water Based Fire Suppression Systems
  • Dry Chemical Fire Detection and Suppression Systems
  • Clean Agent, CO2, AFFF/HI-EX FOAM
  • Security Systems for your Home or Business
  • Williams Fire Sprinkler is a UL Certified Alarm Service Company
  • Our Fire Alarm Technicians are NICET and/or IMSA Level II certified in Fire Alarms
  • N.F.P.A. #72 requires service and inspection personnel to be qualified and experienced in service and inspection of fire alarm systems. The above referenced certifications are in compliance with their outlined qualifications to perform maintenance, service and inspections on any fire alarm system

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Fire Sprinklers FAQ

How do sprinklers work?

Fire sprinklers are the most visible part of a fire sprinkler system – an integrated array of pumps, piping and detection devices. Pipes hook into your building’s water supply which is pushed, through pumping or pressurization, to upper floors in multi-level structures. Sprinkler heads are the distribution device that sprays water over a fire. Sprinklers are activated by high heat, usually between 165-175 degrees Fahrenheit. When they sense temperatures in that range, they release water over the hot area, dousing the fire.

Are sprinkler activated by smoke?

No, fire sprinklers are heat, not smoke, activated.

Why are fire sprinklers required in so many buildings?

So many municipalities require fire sprinklers because they are a proven way to limit death and extensive property damage. The key to keeping a fire from reaching potentially dangerous and life-threatening proportions is early detection. Fire sprinklers operate automatically in locations where fires start. By releasing water directly to the source of the heat, fire sprinklers keep fires from growing out of control. One or two sprinkler activations can usually limit or contain an outbreak of fire.

Why can’t we just rely on the fire department?

Fire departments are an irreplaceable ally in fighting fires, but they depend on onsite alarms to notify them after a fire breaks out. By the time they arrive, fire could have spread and caused considerable damage. With building fires, a bad situation can get worse more quickly than most people realize. Fire sprinklers should be viewed as an effective first line defense or a “first response’ system.

Do sprinklers ever activate accidentally?

It is extremely rare that sprinklers ever activate by accident. A sprinkler discharge without a fire event is usually the outcome of freezing or structural damage.

Will sprinklers make my building look unattractive?

Today, there are a wide variety of sprinkler heads considered aesthetically pleasing. Sprinkler heads are made in numerous shapes, colors and configurations, including some that stay hidden in the ceiling until they are activated.

Are there insurance benefits for installing a fire sprinkler system?

Yes, there usually are discounts associated with installation of a rated fire sprinkler system. Ask your contractor for the specific description of your system and then call your insurance agent with the information.