May 07, 2023

The Importance of NFPA 25 Fire Sprinkler Inspections in New York City

In response to repeated, devastating fire damages in New York in the late 19th century, automatic fire sprinkler systems became an incredibly effective means of suppressing and containing fires. Adopted in January 2012 as a matter of New York City law, the FDNY and insurance company underwriters have since implemented this standard. They are committed to aggressively ensuring compliance for all buildings with properly installed, inspected, and tested water-based fire protection systems. This law states that every building owner is legally responsible for ensuring that a licensed entity performs all NFPA 25 inspections, testing, and maintenance intervals. Every building owner maintains detailed records of these inspections for at least 3 years. These records must be readily available for inspection by the New York City Fire Department at any moment.

The National Fire Protection Association Standard# 25, or NFPA 25, is the nationwide standard governing 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 for 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 inspection, testing, and maintenance procedures procure information relative to the conditions of the system's water supply, gravity and pressure tanks, valves, risers, piping, sprinkler heads, fire department connections, alarms, fire/booster/special service pumps, internal obstructions, and conditions of all other system equipment and accessories.

Allstate Sprinkler's inspection and service personnel have all been certified by the FDNY and qualified to meet the criteria for the necessary 5-12 Certificate of Fitness. We have customized computer software to verify and ensure that your facility complies 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 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.

Allstate Sprinkler, LLC is a licensed Master Fire sprinkler contractor with the New York City building department. Our priority is providing our customers with cost-effective, professional, and reliable service. We hope you enjoy our website and join our family customer base.
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