25 Calls for Frozen Fire Sprinkler in NC

Posted: 1/10/2017

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Raleigh, NC -- North Carolina is seeing unusually low temperatures and this is causing a flood of frozen fire sprinkler calls.  Remember to drain your drum drips during cold months to avoid frozen fire sprinklers.

Yesterday, Fayetteville Fire and Emergency Management Department responded to 25 calls for frozen fire sprinklers and plumbing pipes.  The frozen pipes burst in apartment complexes, condos, a group home, medical offices, and a nursing facility.

Once the temperature got above freezing, the ice began to melt, exposing cracks caused by the ice.  The exposed cracks caused a flow of water, damaging each of the properties.

A hairline crack can cause 250 gallons or more of water to flow. 

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