What To Do When You Receive an ECB Violation
Receiving an ECB (Environmental Control Board) violation from the fire department can be overwhelming. But, you don't have to go it alone! Allstate Sprinkler Corp. is here to assist you with all the paperwork, testing, and repairs needed to get the violations removed.
Fire inspectors perform fire safety inspections in buildings throughout the city to help keep New Yorkers safe. The FDNY is responsible for making sure commercial and residential property owners in NY are following proper fire code. If a fire inspector deems finds that your building does not meet the fire code, you will be issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) or Violation Order.
If you receive one of these violations, stay calm, and call us at 718-597-4060.
What are some common FDNY violations?
There are a variety of fire safety violations that can be found during an inspection. Here are some of the most common violations:
- VC1 - Fire Extinguishers
- VC5 - Inspection Record Keeping
- VC6 - Signs
- VC7 - Color Coding
- VC12 - General Maintenance
- VC17 - Certificate of Fitness
- VC20 - 5 Year Testing
One of the most common violations we work to correct is the 5-year test or hydrostatic pressure test. The FDNY can give a violation for the test every five years. Therefore it is imperative that you are ready for the test. The hydrostatic pressure test simulates actual fire department events that take place during a fire. This helps to ensure that your sprinkler system will function as it's supposed to in the case of an emergency.
Preventing FDNY Violations
To avoid the headache of a violation, we suggest routine fire sprinkler maintenance and repairs. Scheduling regular sprinkler system testing, maintenance, and repairs can help resolve any minor issues before they turn into major problems and potentially a violation. Allstate Sprinkler Corp. is recognized as one of the most reliable, responsive, and respected fire sprinkler contractors in New York City. Did you know you can receive a violation for skipping inspections? It is your responsibility to ensure that your property is compliant with NYC fire codes. Don't wait until you are served a violation, take a proactive approach. Contact us today to find out how we can help you prevent a future violation!