With the adoption of the International Building Codes in many cities and counties, the installation of fire sprinkler systems in multi-family residential construction has become increasingly common. Correct installation of these systems is critical, as a failure in these systems can not only result in a life-safety risk for residents, but also can result in significant water damage to homes.
Defects in fire sprinkler system installation may include:
- Leaking sprinkler heads
- Sprinkler system lines not properly protected from freezing
- Improper use of materials and chemicals in the system
- Product failures, including leaks and breaks in the sprinkler system lines