Fire suppression systems are activated by heat, smoke, or a combination of the two.
It is common practice to remove the solenoid when testing and maintaining water-based fire protection systems. While the NFPA does not expressly state that this practice is dangerous, there is ample anecdotal evidence that many inspectors and maintenance workers forget to replace the solenoid after the testing.
As a business owner, fire safety may seem like an unnecessary hassle, yet another regulation that has to be addressed. But the protection of your property and your greatest asset, your people, is not just another box to check.
Renovating a historic building in the heart of a major metropolis always will cause some heartburn for the principals.
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