Five Types of Sprinkler System Malfunctions
The fire sprinkler systems in our Queens buildings stand quiet sentry until called into action to dowse a fire and perhaps save lives. Fire sprinklers in Queens are effective and low-maintenance systems that rarely if ever malfunction. But when a fire sprinkler system malfunction does occur, the water it distributes can cause as much damage to a facility as a fire can. It’s important, and in many cases it is the law, to perform a regularly scheduled routine of inspection and repair when required. The experts at Allstate Sprinkler Corp. can assist as experts in sprinkler systems in Queens.
Overhead water sprinklers are activated by the heat that the sprinkler head senses in the room. When a room’s temperature reaches a specific measure, the sprinkler will open and spray water. Sprinkler heads are rated for temperature, whether the temperature is from a very hot ambient air temperature or an active fire situation. Know what kind of temperatures your facility is exposed to, and factor those conditions into the choice of sprinkler head temperature activation for that area.
Sprinkler systems in Queens are susceptible to the effects of cold temperatures as well as hot. Fire systems that use water can be severely damaged if the water within the pipes freezes. Anti-freeze chemicals can be added to the water in the system to prevent freezing, and some fire sprinkler systems remain dry or empty (thus obviating any freezing) until a fire is detected.
Constant exposure to water within the system’s metal pipes and fixtures can lead to areas of rust or corrosion in the system that may present a condition for a catastrophic failure of the system. Annual inspections of the system are effective at identifying and moving to repair any faulty system components.
Faults in the sprinkler system may be the result of disuse or improper installation (overtightening connections, etc.). An experienced fire sprinkler installation company in Queens with solid references will stand by their work if these types of failures are discovered.
Most sprinkler systems in Queens fail because of some sort of human interference with the system like tampering with the exposed fire sprinkler heads. Hanging material from the systems pipes, heads, or valves is a direct detriment to the system and may affect its performance when it is called upon. Bumps, strikes, or illegal adjustments to the system can compromise the sprinkler’s firefighting capabilities or cause the system to fail entirely.
All State Sprinkler Corp. are experts in installing, maintaining, and repairing sprinkler systems throughout Queens. We perform:
- Fire sprinkler installation
- Fire sprinkler inspection
- Fire sprinkler repair
- System tests
- Emergency calls
- FDNY violations
Allstate Sprinkler Corp. are experts in sprinkler systems. If you have any questions pertaining to a 5-year sprinkler test, commercial fire sprinkler systems, residential fire sprinkler systems, fire department sprinkler test, fire sprinkler system repairs, sprinkler system violations, or sprinkler systems in Queens, NYC, Bronx, Manhattan, Nassau County, Brooklyn, Long Island, contact Allstate Sprinkler Corp at: (718) 597-4060.
In need of a NYC sprinkler system inspection? The professionals at Allstate Sprinkler Corp. are on the job. For over 40 years, We have built a reputation on the sound principle of providing professional service and high quality products to all our customers. Allstate Sprinkler Corp. is recognized as the one of the most responsive, thorough and reliable fire suppression contractors in NYC.
NFPA 25 Inspection
NFPA 25 requires an internal inspection of fire sprinkler system piping in NYC every five years. This is to be conducted to inspect for the “presence of foreign organic and inorganic material.” Foreign materials can cause obstructions to pipe and sprinklers.
Three levels of inspection
Internal Pipe Inspection
This requires the opening of a flushing connection at the end of one main and removal of one sprinkler head near the end of a branch line. These openings are to be inspected for the “presence of foreign organic and inorganic material.”
Internal Pipe Examination
For ‘at-risk’ systems, NFPA 25 lists conditions in which this type of internal pipe exam is to be performed. This inspection requires internal pipe examinations at the following four points of a fire sprinkler system:
- System valve
- Cross main
- Branch line
This is to be performed if foreign organic or inorganic material is found during an internal pipe inspection. NFPA 25 provides the requirements to conduct obstruction investigations.
Allstate Sprinklers Corp. are experts in a NYC sprinkler system inspection. If you have any questions pertaining to commercial fire sprinkler systems, residential fire sprinkler systems, fire system installations, fire system repairs, fire department sprinkler testing, 5 year standpipe test, sprinkler system inspection in NYC, in Manhattan, Bronx NY, Brooklyn NY, Queens NY, or Long Island, contact Allstate Sprinklers Corp. at: (718) 597-4060.
As a full-service organization, we are committed to assist you with all of your commercial and residential fire protection needs.
We provide complete design-build abilities for the installation, alterations and repairs of both fire sprinkler and fire standpipe systems.
- NFPA 25 inspection and testing services
- Local Law 26 evaluation and compliance
- Prompt correction of all FDNY violations
- 5-year hydrostatic pressure tests of sprinkler and standpipe connections
- Emergency service and repairs
- Fire pump installations, testing and repairs
- Fire extinguisher sales and recharging
- All fire safety related products and equipment.
Fire suppression systems
Fire suppression systems in Manhattan such as sprinklers are the “first responders” to a fire before the real first responders (your fire department personnel) can reach you. A fire sprinkler system is designed to buy time to allow complete evacuation of the site, keep the fire localized to where it began and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the structure, and preserve unaffected structures and inventory from damage or destruction by fire. In Manhattan, where many structures are grouped close together, fire sprinkler systems can prevent a fire situation from burning out of control and involving other buildings and people.
Allstate Sprinkler Corp. are experts in fire department sprinkler testing in Manhattan. If you have any questions pertaining to a 5-year sprinkler test, commercial sprinkler systems, hydrostatic pressure test, residential fire sprinkler systems, a fire sprinkler test, a fire sprinkler systems installation company, or fire department sprinkler testing in Manhattan, NYC, Nassau County, Brooklyn NY, Long Island NY, or Queens NY, contact Allstate Sprinkler Corp. at (718) 597-4060.
Properly installed, maintained, inspected, and functioning commercial fire sprinkler systems in Brooklyn from Allstate Sprinkler Corp. in a building that is experiencing a fire is the first response to a fire before the fire department ever shows up. Large losses of life and property are practically nonexistent in buildings equipped with a properly operating sprinkler system in Brooklyn.
Fire suppression sprinkler systems
Fire Engineering magazine reports that full-scale live fire tests carried out in several countries during the latter half of the 20th century have shown that automatic fire sprinklers can make significant contributions to the improvement of conditions in fire-involved environments in Brooklyn. This is done by lowering temperatures, diluting fire gases, and improving visibility, substantially increasing the time available to occupants of a burning building to successfully evacuate the premises.
Every day, more commercial properties are being protected by these "mechanical firefighters”. In many cases, the activated commercial sprinkler systems in Brooklyn will control the fire. Yet, without direct water contact, sprinklers may not completely extinguish a fire. For example, in a warehouse, inventory may be stored on shelves that block water from the sprinklers reaching the burning material. Firefighters need to be ready with hand lines to extinguish any remaining fires. If a sprinkler system is having difficulty controlling the fire, hose lines working at strategic locations can supplement the sprinkler system to extinguish any remaining fires.
With an operating commercial fire sprinkler systems in Brooklyn, firefighting efforts are facilitated and the risk to firefighters is significantly reduced. The primary tactic in a sprinkler-protected building is to let the system do its job while supporting the system. Firefighting efforts can then be directed toward maintaining the system in a full- operational status, while laying backup lines for additional approaches to the fire.
Allstate Sprinklers Corp. are experts in commercial fire sprinkler systems. If you have any questions pertaining to residential fire sprinkler systems, fire system installations, fire system repairs, fire department sprinkler testing, the hydrostatic pressure test, or commercial fire sprinkler systems in Brooklyn, Manhattan, NYC, Bronx, Queens, or Long Island, contact Allstate Sprinklers Corp. at: (718) 597-4060.
Is your business in Manhattan in need of a hydrostatic pressure test? Many building projects throughout Manhattan and New York City must comply with standpipe hydrostatic pressure testing requirements, and Allstate Sprinkler Corp. can help!
Have you had a violation that needs to be resolved? Our office support staff will make every attempt to make answer your violations in a timely manner. The scheduling of these tests is handled directly with the Fire Department's appointment desk.
Hydrostatic Pressure Test is Every Five Years
The five-year hydrostatic pressure test is one of the most important inspections. It is the only one that looks inside the pipes to make sure that there is no corrosion that could cause a fire sprinkler failure. In addition, the inspection is an internal inspection that is conducted on every other wet-pipe fire sprinkler and all dry-pipe fire sprinklers.
During the check valve inspection, valves are taken apart, checked for debris or corrosion, cleaned, and then property owners in Manhattan are advised of any issues.
Keep Lives Safe
Five-year hydrostatic pressure tests are life-saving procedures. These tests simulate actual fire department events that take place during a fire. We perform these tests as accurately and diligently to assure you that your sprinkler system in Manhattan will always be fire ready.
These tests demonstrate that all the devices and fire pump components perform according to the manufacturers' specifications as well as proving that the water supply is adequate.
Insurance flow tests and fire pump performance tests can deteriorate over time or be affected by impairments to water supplies. Regular testing can identify these problems and ensure that the sprinkler system and fire pump operate when needed.
Allstate Sprinklers Corp. are experts in the hydrostatic pressure test. If you have any questions pertaining to commercial fire sprinkler systems, residential fire sprinkler systems, fire system installations, fire system repairs, fire department sprinkler testing, or the hydrostatic pressure test in Manhattan, NYC, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, or Long Island, contact Allstate Sprinklers Corp. at: (718) 597-4060.