November 20, 2022

How Many Times a Year Do I Need to Inspect My Fire Sprinkler System(s)?

The National Fire Protection Association Standard# 25, otherwise known as NFPA 25, is the nationwide standard that governs the inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems. Formalized in 1992, NFPA 25 has continued to develop, with ever-improving criteria and guidelines, the evaluation techniques pertaining to fire sprinkler inspections, fire pump flow tests, and all aspects of inspecting and testing water-based fire protection systems. Abiding by the regimen of NFPA 25 will establish maximum system integrity to avoid failure, provide specific methods to ensure code enforcement, and provide a fast, effective response in a fire emergency.
The NFPA 25 standard, being enforced by the New York City Fire Department, includes a strict annual, monthly, quarterly, weekly, and (in some cases) daily schedule of items for the comprehensive inspection, testing, and maintenance regimen of all elements pertaining to a building's water-based fire protection system. These items include information relative to system equipment and accessories.

Weekly: Gauges, tank heating systems with supervised low-temperature alarms connected to a constantly attended location, Temperature alarms (not connected to constantly attended location), Water temperature (low-temperature alarms not connected to constantly attended location), Enclosure (during cold weather), Control valves (sealed), Heat (deluge valve house)

Monthly: Gauges (dry and precaution systems), Air pressure -tanks without their air pressure source supervised, Temperature alarms -connected to a constantly attended location, Water level - tanks without supervised water level alarms connected to a constantly attended location, Water temperature -low-temperature alarms connected to a constantly attended location, High-temperature limit switches, Control valves (locked, supervised), Discharge device location/position (spray nozzle), Proportioning system(s)-all, Foam concentrate pump operation

Quarterly: Gauges (wet and deluge systems), Supervisory signal devices (except valve supervisory switches), System valves, Valve supervisory signal devices, Waterflow alarm devices, Waterflow alarm devices (Mechanical), Air pressure tanks that have their air pressure source supervised, Catwalks and ladders, Support structure. Surrounding area, Tank (exterior), Water level tanks equipped with supervised water level alarms connected to constantly attended location, Drainage, Waterflow alarm, Foam concentration strainer(s), Sprinkler systems, Supervisory signal devices, Hose valves, Low pressure alarm, Quick-opening devices, Waterflow alarms

Annually: Hydraulic design information sign, Information signs, internal piping condition, Pipe and fittings, Sprinklers, Sprinklers (spare), Antifreeze solution, Sprinklers and automatic spray nozzles protecting commercial cooking equipment and ventilation systems, Cabinet, Hose, Hose connection, Hose nozzle (and after each use), Hose storage device, Hydraulic design information sign, Hose valves, Hose connection, Piping (constantly attended location), Expansion joints, Hoops and grillage, Painted/coated surfaces, Automatic tank fill valve, Fittings*, Hangers*, braces*, and supports*, Nozzles*, Pipes*, Control valves, Main drain test, Manual release, Strainers, Water spray system test, Water supply flow test, Fittings corrosion, Fittings damage, Pipe corrosion, Pipe damage, Backflow preventer(s), Complete foam-water sprinkler system(s) (operational test), Discharge device location/position/obstruction, Manual actuation device(s), Proportioning system(s), Water supply piping, Water supply

*and after each system activation

Other systems require attention at the 3, 5, and 10-year intervals.

Allstate Sprinkler's inspection and service personnel have all been certified by the FDNY and qualified to meet the criteria for the necessary S-12 Certificate of Fitness. We have customized computer software to verify and ensure that your facility is in compliance with all required codes and make certain that any potential liability and/or fines for non-compliance to NFPA 25 are avoided.

Allstate Sprinkler is Your Authority on the NFPA 25 Fire Inspection in New York City. Please contact us immediately to complete the appropriate paperwork and contracts to satisfy the FDNY's requirements and to ensure compliance with local laws.

About Allstate Sprinkler

Our family business has developed from a "mom and pop" company into a highly regarded fire protection contractor servicing the New York City Metropolitan area. Our commitment is to assist you with all of your commercial and residential fire protection needs. We have built a reputation on the sound principle of providing professional service and high-quality products to all our customers. Our services include but are not limited to the following: complete installations and alterations of fire sprinkler and standpipe systems, prompt correction of all fire department violations, five-year hydrostatic pressure tests, emergency service, and repairs, fire pump testing and installations, fire extinguisher sales, and service, and all fire safety products and equipment.

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