What do I do after my automatic sprinkler goes off?
April 25, 2011 1:30 PM Subscribe
What do you do after an automatic sprinkler in your home gets activated?
posted by 0xFCAF to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have automatic sprinklers in my condo, which is great. I've found lots of information about how they are activated by heat, not smoke, how they only get activated individually, and how awesome they are at stopping residential fires.
What I haven't
found is what the procedure is for stopping the flow of water after they activate and the fire is definitely out. Obviously for a fire this is really a secondary concern, but my unfounded paranoia is about the case where the bulb gets broken accidentally (e.g. while carrying a tall awkward object or recklessly painting the ceiling or something - mine are exposed like this one
). Is there a valve somewhere? Should I be looking in the common utility areas of the condo building, or in my individual unit? Do I just have to call the fire department?