Yes! Although members of the general public are generally not knowledgeable enough to inspect, test, or maintain a fire sprinkler system, there are a few simple ways in which they can help:

  1. Never paint any fire sprinkler.
  2. Never hang anything from any part of a fire sprinkler system.
  3. Never stack items close to fire sprinklers. (Tops of storage or furniture should be at least 18 inches below fire sprinklers.)
  4. Always report damage to any part of a sprinkler system immediately.
  5. Always make sure control valves are in the open position.