Commercial Fire Protection Services in WI & Illinois

Southport Engineered Systems designs, inspects, installs and repairs state-of-the-art fire protection systems for commercial and municipal facilities in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Fire prevention is an essential facet of a facility's mechanical and safety systems. Don't trust a cut-rate engineer to design your fire suppression system. Turn to the experts at Southport Engineered Systems for trusted fire protection.

Fire Protection System Design In Wisconsin

We design, fabricate and install turn-key commercial fire suppression systems for any new or existing facility. With decades of collective industry experience, our team can identify and address potential problem areas of your facility to ensure you have adequate fire protection. Our fire suppression systems are composed of:

  • .NFPA 13 Water Systems
  • .Fire Alarms
  • .Backflow Prevention & Cross Connection
  • .Fire Pump Controls
  • .Antifreeze Sprinkler Systems

Types of fire Protection Systems:

Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems:

standard in most buildings. Water in the system's pipes is released when the sprinkler heads are opened.

Dry Pipe Systems:

have air inside the pipe and water is released after a slight delay. They are common in Wisconsin and Illinois where the water in pipes can freeze.

Pre-Action Sprinkler Systems:

wet and dry pipe technology. The system senses smoke or heat and activates a pre-action valve which lets water flow into pipes, creating a wet pipe system.

Deluge Fire Systems:

are used in areas where fire could spread rapidly. Deluge systems unleash a large amount of water in a small amount of time to quickly extinguish flames.

Fire Protection System Installation

Commercial fire suppression systems cannot be installed by average contractors. Southport employs a licensed team of fire sprinkler contractors who fully understand the nuances of NFPA regulations and commercial fire suppression systems.

Fire suppression systems must meet a combination of SPS and NFPA codes that are federally mandated and dictate everything from how a sprinkler head can be installed to how fire extinguishers can be mounted. SPS codes vary from city to city and dictate a facility’s required safety protocols. At Southport, we guarantee your fire suppression system will be up to code and safe in an emergency.

Fire Sprinkler Repair In Wisconsin

Your commercial fire sprinkler system is worthless if it isn't working properly! Turn to Southport Engineered Systems for fire sprinkler system repairs. We will protect your facility long after we’ve built and installed your commercial fire protection system. Our team of certified inspectors and engineers will repair, test and upgrade your fire protection equipment to ensure it’s always ready in an emergency. Our commercial fire suppression services include:

  • .Retrofitting & Remodeling
  • .Emergency Back-Up Power & Lighting
  • .Service & Maintenance
  • .Equipment Inspection

Warning Signs It's Time for Fire Sprinkler Repair

Regular fire sprinkler inspection is the best way to guarantee your sprinkler system will perform properly in an emergency. Our engineers assess the condition and function of your commercial sprinkler system. Common fire sprinkler warning signs include:

  • .Water marks on ceilings or walls:Fire sprinkler joints can be loosened by the high pressure over time, resulting in leaks.
  • .Damaged sprinkler heads:Loose, crooked or broken sprinkler heads.
  • .False alarms:Fire sprinkler systems going off randomly is a red flag. Trapped air may be causing your sprinkler system to perform erratically.

Fire Sprinkler Inspection In Wisconsin

Our inspectors and engineers are certified and up-to-date on the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and work with you to develop a regular fire sprinkler inspection schedule to keep your facility operating safely. We follow all mandated procedures for thorough fire sprinkler inspections as outlined by NFPA 25, including replacing or testing:

  • .Sprinklers that have been in use for 50 years.
  • .Quick-response sprinklers and early suppression fast-response sprinklers that have been in use for 20 years, or testing them every 10 years.
  • .10 year old dry sprinklers.
  • .Sprinklers in harsh environments every 5 years. (Ex: corrosive atmospheres, corrosive water supplies, Chemically reactive harsh water environments)
  • .Sprinklers in a representative sample if any sprinkler fails to satisfy test requirements.
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