Jarrett Fire Protection is equipped to retrofit any building regardless of size or occupancy. Whether your business is growing or codes have changed, it sometimes becomes necessary to update your existing fire sprinkler system. Jarrett Fire Protection understands the challenges involved with retrofitting a building of any age and size.  The disruption of normal business operations, initial investment, and physical barriers are all sensitive issues when making the decision to retrofit your building with a fire sprinkler system.  Careful planning and design are imperative to limit the damage and make your system look aesthetically pleasing.

The underground portion of your retrofit typically starts at the city main located under the existing public street or sidewalk and ends up under building footings to terminate one foot above existing finished floor elevation.  A company with a full understanding of NPFA codes and long established relationships with local utility and road department is required.  New listed flexible piping allows our work to go in tighter work spaces.

As Jarrett Fire Protection completes your project, your building will be as if we were not there working nights and weekends and full daily cleanup when needed.  Typically, the cost of retrofitting an existing building can run in the ballpark of $1.00 per square foot up to $12.00 depending on the type of system needed, occupancy, existing building conditions, and the openness of floor space.  We take pride in finding the most efficient design possible to keep these costs in check.

Our NICET certified engineers will design the system to minimize damage to existing finishes and furnishings and our project managers will work to minimize interruptions to current building occupants. Recent projects include:

  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Day care facilities
  • Churches
  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Warehouses
  • Parking garages
  • Offices
  • Multi-use buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Residential
  • Government/military