Weekly Commercial Real Estate Terms

Sprinkler This indicates whether the building has a sprinkler system and if so, what type it has. A “Wet” system means the pipes are fully charged with water. A “Dry” system indicates that water is not in the pipes; a shut-off valve with a pump regulator controls the water pressure. If a fire starts and at a certain temperature, the solder melts away and releases water into the pipes. “None” means the building does not have sprinkler system. “ESFR” is an early suppression fast response system that will concentrate releasing water only where it senses a fire. “Yes” means there is a sprinkler system, but its type is has yet to be confirmed (wet, dry, ESFR).]]>

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