Fire Sprinkler Inspections in The Bronx

The National Fire Protection Association’s Standard # 25 for inspections, testing and maintenance of a fire sprinkler system was adopted by New York City in 2012. The requirements of NFPA 25 are relevant to all city buildings that are sprinklered,  including plenty that were previously exempt and now must comply.

FDNY Enforcement of Fire Sprinkler Regulations

All sprinklered facilities throughout the Bronx, whether it be commercial or residential, are required to have the fire sprinkler inspection regimen of NFPA25 performed by a licensed Master Fire sprinkler contractor and holder of an FDNY Certificate of Fitness.

FDNY regulations may be confusing and difficult to decipher for those without fire sprinkler expertise. Nevertheless, these inspections and testing requirements are mandatory, and violations are regularly issued.

NFPA 25 is designed to standardize, clarify and enhance the types and frequency of fire sprinkler inspections that are required. Various categories of inspections and maintenance must be performed at regular intervals ranging from weekly visual checks to a thorough internal obstruction inspection every five years.

What to Expect When You  Hire Allstate Sprinkler to perform NFPA25 Inspections

We’re here to help you understand and fully comply with all FDNY inspection requirements. There are four basic levels of NFPA25 inspections:

  1. Weekly
  2. Monthly
  3. Quarterly
  4. Annually

Each frequency of inspection has different requirements, but all are mandatory according to NFPA 25, and accurate records of all inspections are required.

Weekly Inspections

NFPA 25 has numerous points for weekly visual inspection. It expects building occupants or owners to perform these weekly inspections. This may also require a weekly fire pump churn test, if applicable.

You can perform the weekly visual inspections yourself, or Allstate Sprinkler can perform them for you. Maintaining records of these inspections can significantly help you if you receive a violation. We maintain all records of every fire sprinkler inspection in NYC and the surrounding areas, and can provide both hard copies and digital records upon request by the FDNY.

Monthly Inspections

Monthly inspections are more in depth than the weekly regimen and we maintain all records of these on file to comply with FDNY requirements.

In addition to the weekly inspection regimen, the monthly inspection includes, but is not limited to the visual inspection of the following components:

  • Control valves’ locks and/or tamper-evident seals and switches.
  • Air pressure and temperature alarms.
  • All gauges, including wet, dry, pre-action and deluge systems
  • All alarm valves.
  • Automatic tank fill valves.
  • All dry pipe valves and their heated enclosures.
  • Spare parts cabinet including replacement/spare sprinkler heads with the correct temperature rating and sprinkler head replacement wrench.
  • Tank water level(s) and temperature.
  • Fire department connection(s).
  • Backflow device.
  • Booster and jockey pumps.

Quarterly Inspections

Quarterly inspections include all of the monthly inspection requirements in addition to a much more detailed visual and hands-on testing regimen. The quarterly fire sprinkler inspection now includes confirming adequate pressure readings and testing water flow and tamper switches. Post indicating valves and priming levels must also be tested and drain tests for backflow devices need to be performed. The fire sprinkler riser will also be inspected to ensure that the hydraulic nameplate, if applicable, is attached and legible.

Annual Inspections

The annual inspection includes all monthly and quarterly points but has a few additional requirements. All components of the system(s) are visually inspected, potential obstructions are identified, and an assessment is made to determine if the requirements of the system have changed. Each sprinkler control valve is tested, pumps are operated and water flow is measured.

Every fifth year, an internal obstruction assessment is performed during the annual test.

Common Questions About Fire Sprinkler Inspections

  • Q: Do I Have a Reliable Fire Sprinkler Company Near Me?
  • A: Yes! We’re a family-owned business and proud to be an integral part of NYC for the past 50 years. With over 5,000 satisfied customers and outstanding outline ratings, we are proud to serve and live in NYC.
  • Q: What If the Fire Department Cites Me for a Violation?
  • A: We perform emergency repair calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have your system repaired immediately, you can often have the fine reduced or eliminated and avoid further violations.

Allstate Sprinkler Is a Bronx Institution

We’re the leading fire sprinkler service in the greater New York area. Why?

  • Five decades of experience.
  • We are well respected by the FDNY.
  • Our inspection team is fully certified and experienced in an extensive apprenticeship program.

Other fire sprinkler contractors simply don’t have the experience or the commitment to customer satisfaction that we provide. We’ve grown from a mom-and-pop operation into NYC’s most trusted fire sprinkler professionals because no other company shares our dedication to customer satisfaction.

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Our Main Location In The Bronx

About The Bronx

Facts About The Bronx

bronx terminal marketAbout the Bronx

The Bronx is located in Bronx County, which is in the state of New York.

  • Population (approx.): 1,385,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.8448 N, 73.8648 W

Things to Do and See Around Town

  • Our Lady of Solace’s Church (near Holland Avenue and Morris Park Avenue) is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
  • St. Dominic’s Church (near Morris Park Avenue and Unionport Road) is a A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
  • Morris Park Racecourse (near Hone Avenue and Rhinelander Avenue) was an American thoroughbred horse racing facility from 1889 until 1904.
  • Bronx Zoo (near Jungleworld Road and Bronx Park South) is one of the largest metropolitan zoos in the world, with some 4,000 animals representing about 650 species from around the world.

Local FDNY Fire Stations

FDNY Stations Serving the Bronx

If you happen to have a spot of trouble, for example if your fire sprinklers went off because of a fire in the basement, you’ll be getting a visit from the FDNY. There are several stations around the Bronx such as:

  • FDNY Engine 48/Ladder 56/Div. 7 which is on 2417 Webster Avenue.
  • FDNY Engine 64, Ladder 47 which is on 1224 Castle Hill Avenue.
  • New York City which is on 1518 Williamsbridge Road.
  • FDNY Engine 90/Ladder 41 which is on 1843 White Plains Road.
  • FDNY Bronx Central Office which is on 1129 East 180th Street.
  • FDNY Squad 61, Battalion 20 which is on 1518 Williamsbridge Road.

Local Transportation

Nearby Airports

  • LaGuardia Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Teterboro Airport
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport

Local Roads

With an intricate network of roadways, you can get across NYC to home or work,

  • Bronx River Parkway
  • Cross Bronx Expressway
  • West Side Highway
  • Sedgwick Avenue
  • Henry Hudson Parkway
  • Hutchinson River Parkway
  • Mosholu Parkway
  • Pelham Parkway
  • White Plains Road
  • Bruckner Expressway

Points of Interest

Nearby Suburbs

  • Van Nest is to the north.
  • Parkchester is to the south-east.
  • Morris Park is to the north-east.
  • East Tremont is 1 mile to the west.
  • Fordham is 2 miles to the north-west.
  • Tremont is 2 miles to the west.
  • Morrisania is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • Hunts Point is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • University Heights is 2 miles to the north-west.
  • Yonkers is 6miles to the north.
  • Queens is 14 miles to the south-east.
  • Staten Island is 23 miles to the south-west.
  • Brooklyn is 14 miles to the south.
  • Manhattan is 6 miles to the south-west.

Stadiums Nearby

There are many stadiums from which to check out concerts and sporting events year-round. Here are just a few you may want to check out.

  • Jack Coffey Field which is on 441 East Fordham Road.
  • Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium which is on 533 West 218th Street.
  • Van Cortlandt Stadium which is on North, U.S. 9.
  • Yankee Stadium which is the home field for the New York Yankees and is on 1 E 161 St, Bronx, NY 10451.

Secondary Schools

With a strong education system to serve the youth of New York, there are many schools in and around the Bronx.

  • Herbert H Lehman High School which is on 3000 East Tremont Avenue.
  • Westchester Square Academy which is on 3000 East Tremont Avenue.
  • Validus Preparatory Academy which is on 1595 Bathgate Avenue.
  • Fordham High School-The Arts which is on 500 East Fordham Road.
  • Mott Hall Bronx High School which is on 1595 Bathgate Avenue.
  • Monsignor Scanlan High School which is on 915 Hutchinson River Parkway.

Parks

Parks are a great way to take the family out for some inexpensive fun.

  • Van Nest Park which is on Van Nest Avenue.
  • Wood Park which is on Wood Avenue.
  • Owen F. Dolen Park which is on 2551 Westchester Square.
  • Virginia Park which is on 1878 Cross Bx Service Road South.
  • River Garden which is on 1086 East 180th Street.
  • Mohegan Triangle which is on E 179th St &, Mohegan Avenue.

Museums

With a plethora of museums a short drive from anywhere, hours of fun is sure to be had for all the family.

  • Enid A. Haupt Conservatory which is on Haupt Conservatory, Bronx Park Road.
  • Bronx Council on the Arts which is on 2700 East Tremont Avenue.

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