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Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Cleaning sprinkler heads
By Brad Keyes / Special to Healthcare Facilities Today
May 1, 2019
Q: How would I go about cleaning the dust off the sprinkler heads?
A: Use a portable vacuum cleaner. If the dirty heads are located in the kitchen, then you will need warm soapy water and a toothbrush. But you may want to leave that to a sprinkler contractor to do.
Brad Keyes, CHSP, is the owner of KEYES Life Safety Compliance, and his expertise is in the management of the Life Safety Program, including the Environment of Care and Emergency Management programs.
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