Fire Sprinkler Inspections in Brooklyn

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 NYC, whether it be commercial or residential, are required to have the inspection regimen of NFPA25 performed by a licensed Master Fire sprinkler inspection 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 Brooklyn.
  • 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 an Brooklyn 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 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.

We receive positive reviews from building managers because we respond to your needs. Read our reviews and compare them to others. Transparency and keeping you informed is one of our proudest accomplishments.

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Our Brooklyn Location

About Brooklyn

Facts About Brooklyn

Brooklyn Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch at Grand Army PlazaAbout Brooklyn

Brooklyn is located in Kings County, New York.

  • Population (approx.): 2,301,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.6782°N, 73.9442°W
  • Postcodes: 11216, 11213, 11238, 11225, 11233, 11221, 11205, 11206, 11217, 11212

Things to Do and See Around Town

  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum is the first museum in the United States.
  • Capitoline Grounds (near Hancock Street and Nostrand Avenue) was a baseball park located in Brooklyn, New York from 1864 to 1880.
  • Fulton Park (near Fulton Street and Schenectady Avenue) is a park in New York named after Robert Fulton best known for launching the first commercially successful steamboat.
  • Jewish Children’s Museum (near Eastern Parkway Service Road and Kingston Avenue): The largest Jewish-themed children’s museum in the United States. It aims for children of all faiths and backgrounds to gain a positive perspective and awareness of the Jewish heritage, fostering tolerance and understanding.

Local Transportation

Nearby Airports

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • LaGuardia Airport
  • Teterboro Airport
  • Linden Airport

Local Transportation

  • Kingston–Throop Avenues (near Fulton Street and Throop Avenue): A local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located on Fulton Street between Kingston and Throop Avenues in Weeksville.
  • Kingston Avenue (near Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue): A local station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line of the New York City Subway.
  • Franklin Avenue – Fulton Street (near Fulton Street and Franklin Avenue) is a station complex shared by the BMT Franklin Avenue Line and the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway.

Local Roads

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

  • Fulton Street
  • Nostrand Avenue
  • Kings Highway
  • Bay Parkway
  • Linden Boulevard
  • Coney Island Avenue
  • Jackie Robinson Parkway

Nearby Suburbs

  • Brownsville is 1 mile to the south-east.
  • Bushwick is 1 mile to the north-east.
  • Flatbush is 1 mile to the south-west.
  • Park Slope is 2 miles to the west.
  • Ridgewood is 2 miles to the north-east.
  • Williamsburg is 2 miles to the north.
  • Cypress Hills is 2 miles to the east.
  • Brooklyn Heights is 2 miles to the north-west
  • Yonkers is 20 miles to the north.
  • Queens is 8 miles to the east.
  • The Bronx is 25 miles to the north-east.
  • Staten Island is 11 miles to the south-west.
  • Manhattan is 10 miles to the north.

FDNY Fire Stations

FDNY Stations Serving Brooklyn

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

  • FDNY Engine 283/Division 15 which is on 885 Howard Avenue.
  • FDNY Engine 235/Battalion 57 which is on 206 Monroe Street.
  • FDNY Engine 214/Ladder 111 which is on 495 Hancock Street.
  • FDNY Engine 234/Ladder 123/Battalion 38 which is on 1352 Saint Johns Place.
  • FDNY Engine 217 which is on 940 Dekalb Avenue.
  • FDNY Engine 227 which is on 423 Ralph Avenue.
  • FDNY Engine 222 Battalion 37 which is on 32 Ralph Avenue.
  • FDNY Engine 249/Ladder 113 which is on 491 Rogers Avenue.
  • FDNY Ladder 102 which is on 850 Bedford Avenue.
  • FDNY Engine 230 which is on 701 Park Avenue.

Schools & Parks

Local Colleges

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

  • New York University Tandon School of Engineering which is on 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn.
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Nursing which is on 450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn.
  • New York City College of Technology which is on 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn.
  • Brooklyn Law School which is on 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn.
  • St. Francis College which is on 180 Remsen Street #4305, Brooklyn.
  • SUNY Downstate Medical School which is on 450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn.

Parks

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

  • Prospect Park.
  • Grand Army Plaza which is on Flatbush Avenue.
  • Maria Hernandez Park which is on Knickerbocker Ave &, Starr Street.
  • Fort Greene Park.
  • Brooklyn War Memorial which is on 195 Cadman Plaza West.
  • Sternberg Park which is on Lorimer Street &, Boerum Street.

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