FIRE SPRINKLER TESTS AND INSPECTIONS
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According to NFPA 25, fire sprinkler systems must be inspected and tested regularly to confirm proper functioning and compliance with national and local safety codes.
How often should fire sprinklers be inspected?
Sprinkler systems are made up of many parts, which should be inspected at various intervals to ensure they are in working order. According to NFPA 25, fire sprinklers should be inspected as follows:
Weekly or monthly – Gauges in dry, pre-action, and deluge sprinklers need to be inspected as much as once a week. Sprinkler pipes for wet systems should be inspected as often as once a month.
Quarterly – Devices such as control valves, signal devices, valve alarm devices, water flow alarm devices, FDCs, and hydraulic nameplates should be tested once every three months.
Annually – Once a year, inspect pipework and fittings, seismic bracing, information signage, and spare sprinklers.
Every five years – The NFPA guidelines require that you inspect all internal pipework of your sprinkler system with an obstruction investigation.
Types of fire sprinkler tests and inspections
If you are in need of a test and inspection of your fire sprinkler system, CFC has got you covered. At CFC, our capabilities include:
- Annual and quarterly sprinkler inspections – Entails checking if the various parts of a sprinkler system are fit for purpose.
- Fire pump tests – Entails checking the pump for discharge, adjusting gland nuts, and checking for unusual noises.
- Annual fire hydrant tests – Conducted to measure the flow in the water system compared to the real world pressure.
- Fire line backflow inspections – Ensures the water flows in one direction.
- NFPA five-year internal inspection – This entails checking for any blockages and servicing the internal pipework where necessary.
As a property owner, it’s imperative that your fire sprinkler never fails in an emergency. Having your sprinkler system inspected on a regular basis can help to detect issues like corrosion and degradation that could cost you more money in repair down the road. At CFC, we offer our customers simple and stress-free plans, allowing you to choose a plan that best fits your needs. To give our customers the best customer experience, we offer e-mail alerts that remind you of scheduled inspections. We also provide our customers with detailed digital or paper reports giving them an idea of what their fire sprinkler inspection entails.
CFC has been trusted for more than 20 years to perform fire sprinkler tests and inspections. With our 24/7 monitoring, you can count on us to respond promptly when you have an emergency. To maintain high professional standards, we employ experienced NICET trained technicians to provide you with top-notch fire sprinkler inspection services. At CFC, we install, inspect, and service numerous brands and models of fire protection equipment. Our technicians are uniformed and background-checked to ensure you’re working with people with the utmost integrity. To give our customers a pleasant customer experience, we use top-notch mobile software to facilitate efficient ticket processing.
Are you looking to submit a request for an inspection, or you have a question? Fill in the customer contact form or give us a call today at (800) 741-6507.
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