According to a recurring National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) study entitled U.S. Experience with Fire Sprinklers, fire sprinklers are one of the most effective ways to stop a fire in its tracks, because they are able to control the fire in 96% of the fires in which they operate. In addition, fire death rates are 87% lower in fires where an automatic extinguishing system (AES) is operating. Unfortunately, fire sprinklers are only present in 10% of reported U.S. fires. The statistics demonstrate that it’s a “no brainer” to include these systems in your property, as long as it is large enough to support the need for these solutions.
We install, maintain, and service all fire sprinkler system types, including but not limited to:
Deluge systems address applications with high fire hazard, such as processing facilities and power plants, and pump water more heavily and quickly than other systems using a common trigger rather than the typical heat sensing element present in many fire sprinkler systems.
Dry systems are the second most common system type and contain pressurized air or nitrogen (generally to avoid freezing) that deploys when fire and/or very high temperatures are detected.
Early Suppression, Fast Response (ESFR) systems are generally used in warehouses with palletized or “high-piled” inventory and are considered a strong alternative to in-rack systems when storage racks frequently move. ESFR heads discharge in half the time as conventional heads, and deploy twice as much water in the same time as a conventional system.
Foam systems are employed in high hazard locations such as airport hangers, and deploy foam instead of water, air, or gas.
In-rack systems that are installed in a warehouse storage rack to contain fires to a specific area in order to minimize cost.
Pre-action systems are generally implemented in locations where sprinkler discharge could cause major damage such as data centers, libraries, and museums. The system operates in two steps, first releasing water held back by a valve, and then activating each sprinkler head individually as needed.
Quell systems are generally deployed in outdoor and frozen storage facilities and unheated warehouses and employ a “surround and drown” method of releasing as much water as possible to saturate an area without requiring anti-freeze or in-rack components.
Wet systems are the most common system type, and hold pressurized water that releases when fire and/or very high temperatures occur.
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
We install, maintain, and service HVAC system components such as chillers, heat pumps, heaters, and rooftop units, and HVAC systems including but not limited to:
Multi-split systems are usually used in offices, restaurants, and shops, and allow more than one indoor space to an outdoor unit.
Single split systems are generally used in small commercial buildings and provide HVAC in a 1:1 ratio of outdoor unit to indoor unit.
Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) or variable refrigerant volume (VRV) systems are most often employed in large academic, commercial, and industrial settings and simultaneously heat and cool various areas at the same time.
Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) or geothermal systems are “two-in-one” HVAC systems used to heat and cool a property. They’re the most efficient, effective, and “green” choice for HVAC systems, although they haven’t been widely deployed because they cost more to install upfront, even though ongoing operating costs are much lower. As a result, most mechanical contractors know very little about these systems. Our team has developed a unique and deep capability with these solutions based on our work with “living” and “green” buildings.
We offer all “traditional” plumbing capabilities including installation, maintenance, and servicing of cold and hot water supplies, drains, garbage disposals, gas plumbing systems, and sewer lines, as well as leak detection and repair.