What Are the Most Common Types of Fire Suppression Systems?

If you’re going to install a fire suppression system in your home or business, it pays to learn a little bit more about the different types of fire suppression systems that are available to you. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common types of fire suppression systems that you should consider installing in your home or business.

The first type of fire sprinkler system we’re going to talk about is the wet system. Wet fire sprinkler systems always have water filling their pipes.


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This way when there’s a fire and the sprinklers are activated, there’s water immediately available to suppress the fire. Unfortunately, this system can present the issue of water damage if any of the pipes sustain damage, so be careful to invest in regular inspections.

Another common type of fire suppression system is the dry system. While the structure of this system is almost identical to the wet system, the biggest difference is the content of the pipes. While a wet system is flooded with water all the time, a dry system isn’t flooded until a fire activates the sprinkler heads.

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