inspection services

How long ago was your last fire sprinkler inspection? Fire sprinklers are a critical part to your fire protection system and they need to be regularly inspected in order to guarantee that they will be able to keep you protected at all times. If you need to schedule a fire sprinkler inspection in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Delaware call Advantage Fire Protection today!

Annual Fire Sprinkler Inspections

According to he NFPA, you are required to have annual fire sprinkler inspections in order to maintain a safe establishment. It is also suggest to have an inspections performed any time you do one of the following:

Install a backflow preventer or water meter to your existing plumbing system
Drastic changes to the building such as increased square footage, floor plan alteration and increased occupancy

Fire Sprinkler Inspection Process

A full inspection of your sprinkler system conducted by Advantage Fire Protection will include:

A visual inspection from the floor checking for support and clearance of all sprinkler heads and system piping that are readily accessible.
Main drain tests are performed to verify proper water volume and pressure is available for the sprinkler system. Results are recorded for accuracy.
Flow switches are tested by flowing water from the inspectors test connection.
Tamper switches are tested by exercising the valve through the full range of motion and verifying that signals are received at the fire alarm control panel.
Check system gauge calibration date and verify there is adequate water pressure for the system.
Check fire department connections for proper caps and that there are no obstructions.
Inspect spare head box for proper inventory of spare sprinkler heads and wrench.
Verify that all valves are in the proper position and sealed or supervised.
Lubricate all valves.
Check for proper signage on valves.

Preventative Maintenance
Between inspections, there are many things you can do to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Below are listed some of the most common steps you can take...

Never hang anything from your sprinkler heads
Never paint your fire sprinkler heads
Always report damage to your fire sprinkler system to a certified fire protection company
Never place anything within 18 inches of your sprinkler heads
Always make sure your control valves are in the open position

Whether your problem is at home, your office, or your industrial facility, Advantage Fire Protection is there when you need us most and can always be reached by calling (856) 425-1109 or by using the contact us form.