Fire sprinkler systems are part of the core of our company. F.J. Murphy decided to meet an ever increasing demand for fire sprinklers in central Illinois in 1968, and although our markets have expanded, we have continued to offer the very best in Fire Sprinkler systems for both the public and private sectors. By statute, most buildings nowadays must have a fully-functional system in place. Each day there is a growing number of single family residential homes that are depending on the life-safety aspects and also installing fire sprinkler systems. In fact, some 110 Illinois Municipalities presently have a mandatory requirement for Fire Sprinklers to be installed in all new construction projects.
A responsible business wants to be protected from fire. A fire sprinkler system will help save your building and its occupants, detecting a fire before it spreads and help to put it out automatically. Compared to fire extinguishers and other traditional methods of fire control, a fire sprinkler will save lives and prevent the destruction of property. A few very important words about Fire Sprinklers: they far exceed the performance of smoke detectors by immediately stopping the fire at its source. On one hand, while smoke detectors are certainly better than nothing at all, they provide only a notification that a fire is raging…assuming they are operational and someone is present to hear them. On the other hand, Fire Sprinklers also provide notification when there’s a fire, but they simultaneously begin to immediately extinguish the fire at its source. Since their basic operation is very simple, there has never been a loss of life in the U.S. due to a malfunctioning fire sprinkler system. Sprinklers don’t wait for the fire department to arrive, they don’t stand idle while the fire is burning, they are fully automatic and do not need anyone present to turn them on. Further, unlike “Hollywood movies” they do NOT all turn on at the same time; only a single sprinkler head nearest to the fire will activate. If there are significant combustibles, more sprinkler “heads” in the immediate area may activate as needed.
“Trade-offs” in lieu of fire sprinklers, such as fireproofing with different building materials, various drywall thicknesses, etc. while in the construction phase are occasionally offered by others. However, without Fire Sprinklers, typically anything inside (contents and occupants) could be burned to a cinder and yet the structure itself may be left standing after a fire. Fireproofing the structure only creates a big furnace in the interior. F.J Murphy and Son provides the very best fire sprinkler services for any buildings where adequate protection is desired. Concerned about water damage? Think about it: even any slight water damage from sprinklers is far less than the firefighters will deliver from their huge hoses when they eventually arrive…if there’s anything left to save at that point.
Maintenance and Repair
F. J. Murphy offers proprietary ultrasonic and non-invasive testing methods to determine the extent of possible piping corrosion and blockages in existing Fire Sprinkler systems without system disruption. As with anything, a fire sprinkler system is effective only when it works. This means that you have to maintain your sprinklers and have them repaired if they are somehow damaged. With F.J Murphy and Son’s highly skilled STAR technicians, your fire sprinklers will stay in top condition. As the leading provider of fire sprinkler systems in Springfield and Central Illinois, we ensure that your business is well protected.
Inspecting your fire sprinkler system is very important. However, this is not as easy to correctly do as it may seem. This is why you should let F.J Murphy and Son do the job of inspecting your sprinkler system to make sure it works efficiently. Our fire sprinkler services are provided by well-trained NICET experts that understand fire sprinkler systems inside and out. Don’t hesitate to call and make your life easy.
New Construction and Remodels
From office buildings to hospitals and churches to hotels and restaurants, and much more, F. J. Murphy & Son, Inc. offers the expertise, personnel and high-quality materials to ensure an installation that is in compliance with all fire codes and fire insurance carriers.
When installing a fire sprinkler system in your business, we make every effort to minimize the inconvenience caused to your company and its operations during the process. With F.J Murphy and Son’s decades of expertise in building and remodeling fire sprinkler systems, your business will be much safer from the dangers associated with fires since you’ll be dealing with a company that takes its obligations very seriously.
Design and Fabrication
F. J. Murphy has an in-house fire sprinkler design department in addition to a large modern pipe fabrication and welding shop that pre-fabricates sprinkler systems to be shipped to jobsites for installation.
The fabrication shop also possesses the rare ability, equipment and expertise to fabricate and thread very large diameter cast and ductile-iron pipe for underground water services. We actually provide this service for some of our competitors that don’t have this ability.
We provide excellent design and fabrication of all types of fire sprinkler systems. With the ability to fabricate sprinkler systems to fit a wide range of multi-family residential and commercial buildings, F.J. Murphy and Son is your “one-stop-shop” for sprinkler solutions in Central Illinois.
We offer affordable pricing and the best service in the industry. We provide high VALUE….which simply stated is a ratio of price to quality. It’s our belief that’s what any smart buyer wants. Whether you need an inspection, repair, maintenance or design and construction, we are ready to go to work. Don’t hesitate to call and make your life easy.
Questions? Contact us today. F.J. Murphy & Son looks forward to serving you!