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4/11/2015 - Condominium Sprinkler Inspections Scheduled

The Condominium units are equipped with sprinklers and these sprinklers are required by law to be visually inspected annually.

In addition your toilet flappers and hot water heater will be checked for signs of problems (takes approximately 10-15 minutes per unit).

Please plan to have someone home during the times below or give your key to a neighbor and inform the Property Manager so they know who to contact to allow SimplexGrinnell access to your unit.

Mon April 27 Tues April 28 Wed April 29 Thur April 30
Bldg 1-9:00am-1:00pm Bldg 5-7:00am-11:00am Bldg 2-9:00am-1:00pm Bldg 6-7:00am-11:00am
Bldg 2-9:00am-1:00pm Bldg 6-7:00am-11:00am Bldg 3-9:00am-1:00pm Bldg 7-7:00am-11:00am
Bldg 3-1:30pm-5:30pm Bldg 7-11:30am-3:30pm Bldg 4-1:30pm-5:30pm  
Bldg 4-1:30pm-5:30pm Bldg 1-11:30am-3:30pm Bldg 5-1:30pm-5:30pm  

If you have any questions pertaining to this inspection, please contact the Property Manager at 561-638-1622.


Sprinkler Head

Fire Sprinkler Facts

  • Fire sprinklers are individually heat-activated devices. When heated to its operating point (approximately 165°F), a liquid-filled glass bulb will shatter to open a single sprinkler head, releasing water directly over the source of the heat.
     
  • Only the sprinkler head(s) in the area of the fire will discharge water, not the entire system.
     
  • When a sprinkler head is activated, the central alarm system automatically notifies the fire department that there is a fire in the unit. However, a 911 call is recommended as a backup to the central alarm system.
     
  • When a sprinkler head is activated, the sprinkler sprays about 20- 25 gallons of water per minute in a uniform pattern throughout the room.
     
  • Turning off the water to the sprinkler system should only be done by the fire department or authorized maintenance personnel.

Prevent False Sprinkler Activations!

  • The glass bulbs inside each sprinkler head are easily broken. Therefore, fire sprinklers should never be used to hang clothing, decorations, etc.
     
  • Frisbees, footballs, and other objects that could cause a sprinkler head to activate when hit by them should never be thrown in the vicinity of fire sprinklers.
     
  • A significant amount of water damage to your room, personal property, as well as the property of your neighbors, may result from a single false sprinkler activation. Between 100-200 gallons of water can be discharged before the system is shut off.
     
  • The water in sprinkler pipes may be dark and have a foul odor when first released from the system.
     
  • Residents are personally liable for any expenses associated with the damage and clean up from a sprinkler activation caused by negligence.

Following these guidelines could save your life or another's. Ignoring them could be dangerous and costly!

As for the smoke detectors in the individual units, they do not activate the sprinklers nor do they set off the building alarm or notify the fire department of a fire. Instead only the effected detectors beep within the unit to indicate the presence of smoke.


Peter Schulz - Editor - Email C

 
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