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When you’re looking for fire sprinkler companies in NYC & New York, there is a lot to keep in mind. Fire prevention is an important subject, and it simply cannot be taken lightly. Whether you are protecting a home, a business, or even a warehouse or storage space from fire, you want the best available services. That’s why you need to contact one of the best fire sprinkler companies in NYC & New York.

Allstate Sprinkler Corp. is one of the top fire sprinkler companies in NYC & New York. It provides every service related to fire sprinkler systems. This includes installing new systems, replacing damaged parts, and conducting fire safety inspections. The company is dedicated to making sure your space is up to fire safety codes. Allstate Sprinkler Corp. also aims to provide the best possible fire prevention and sprinkler services, making it one of the leading fire sprinkler companies in NYC & New York.

How Prevention and Detection Make Allstate One of the Best Fire Sprinkler Companies in NYC & New York

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Allstate Sprinkler Corp. rigorously checks and tests its sprinkler systems to ensure they are in line with the regulations laid out by the National Fire Protection Association and the New York City Building and Fire Departments.

As one of the leading fire sprinkler companies in NYC & New York, Allstate Sprinkler Corp. has installed all kind of sprinkler systems, from industrial to residential. It knows exactly what your building needs to keep it safe in case of an emergency.

Of course, being prepared for a fire involves more than ensuring all the proper parts are in place. Maintenance is also vital. That’s why Allstate Sprinkler Corp. also conducts maintenance inspections. The experts will make sure your sprinkler system is up to date, up to code, and working properly. Services like these that have earned Allstate a reputation as one of the top fire sprinkler companies in NYC & New York.

If you are in need of the best services offered by fire sprinkler companies in NYC & New York, contact Adam at 718-524-3174 or adam@allstatesprinkler.com.

Fire Sprinkler Systems for High-Rise buildings require careful installation and proper maintenance to ensure that they perform when needed.

AllState Sprinkler Corporation is dedicated and experienced in installations of High-Rise Building Sprinkler Systems in the entire tristate area.

There are complex building structures throughout New York City and with the New York City Building and Fire Departments’ strict requirements, High-Rise Building Sprinkler System design is a highly distinctive business. At Allstate Sprinkler Corporation, they meet all the qualifications to design a cutting-edge fire sprinkler system that is specific to your High-Rise building.

AllState Sprinkler Corporation uses any 0f their proven products for High-Rise Sprinkler installation systems to develop a personalized sprinkler system design for your unique structure. They have the technology to perform and calculate hydraulic requirements and generate a materials list from a set of drawings. Safety with chosen equipment is never a concern because Allstate Sprinkler Corporation vehicles and job-site “gang” boxes contain the most modern tools and technology so that they can perform all parts of the installation process, including threading, grooving and welding in a safe and accurate manner.

At Allstate Sprinkler Corporation, they have experience in both the technical aspects as well as legal requirements for fire sprinkler systems. Every property or business owner in NYC wants a safe place for their occupants, AllState Sprinkler Corporation understands that keeping up with all the legal codes and regulations can be a difficult task on top of everything else. That’s why they provide you with peace of mind knowing all your High-Rise fire sprinkler needs are in the hands of top experts.

Local Law 26 mandates retroactive requirements for fire sprinkler systems. What this means for you and your office building that is 100 feet or more in height is, that your company must install sprinklers throughout the building and submit a certificate of compliance prepared by an architect or engineer to the Department of Buildings by July 1, 2019.

Let Allstate Sprinkler Corporation help in making sure your property is up to compliance. With our strong expertise and a knowledgeable staff, your High-Rise fire sprinkler system will be properly taken care of every time.

Allstate Sprinkler Corporation are the “go-to” experts in High-Rise Fire Sprinkler Systems.  If you have any questions regarding a fire sprinkler systems installations, 5-year sprinkler test, commercial sprinkler systems, residential fire sprinkler systems, hydrostatic pressure testing, or fire sprinkler testing in Westchester, Long Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn,  Manhattan, Staten Island or Queens,  please contact Allstate Sprinkler Corporation  at (718) 524-3174.

Searching for a reputable Fire Sprinkler Company near to your home or business may prove more difficult than you might think.

Realize that there are many companies out there which *claim* to be knowledgeable in all of the important codes and laws you are required to keep on top of – and it’s a very expensive lists of violations you can receive if they are not.

Don’t take that chance.  When in need of a good Fire Sprinkler Company near you, look no further than AllState Sprinkler Corporation.

Whether installing or providing regular maintenance AllState Sprinkler Corp. can provide that extra confidence you need to be sure your business is safe and remains that way so that any inspection required – your business is covered. You can be confident in knowing that Allstate Sprinkler Corporation has faced every emergency scenario. Their vehicles are stocked with as many different sprinkler components that may assist in making a permanent or at least a temporary repair if material needs to be ordered. You can be assured of their professionalism and experience.

Allstate Sprinkler Corporation is recognized as one of the most reliable, responsive & respected fire sprinkler contractors in the metropolitan area.  As a full service organization AllState Sprinklers Corp. is committed to assist you with all of your commercial and residential fire protection needs.

Services include, but are not limited to the following: complete design-build abilities for the installation , alterations and repairs  of both fire sprinkler and fire standpipe systems; NFPA 25 inspection and testing services; Local Law 26 evaluation and compliance; prompt correction of all FDNY violations ; -5- year hydro-static pressure tests of sprinkler and standpipe Siamese connections; emergency service and repairs;  fire pump installations, testing and repairs; Fire Extinguisher sales and re-charging; and all fire safety related products and equipment.

At Allstate Sprinkler Corporation, they  have vast experience in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard Law #25.  This law requires building owners to ensure their facility’s fire sprinkler system is capable of handling the storage arrangements present when a change in hazard level occurs.

Along with a well-trained staff of over 100 employees, AllState Sprinkler Corporation has customized computer software to help assure that your facility is in compliance and that the inevitable fines and potential liability for not adhering to NFPA 25 can be avoided.

Allstate Sprinklers Corp. are experts residential fire sprinkler systems. If you have any questions pertaining to the residential fire sprinkler systems in New York City, Manhattan, Long Island, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Queens, NY, Bronx, NY, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Allstate Sprinklers Corp., contact us at (718) 524-3174.

 

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 11:31PM

The bitter cold that is locked into the Tri-State has led to all kinds of issues, from mass transit problems to buildings with no heat.

But another major problem that is popping up, and will likely continue to get worse as the cold continues, is frozen pipes, which means plumbers are some of the busiest people during this deep freeze.

Eyewitness News caught up with plumbers Kevin Guyon and Luis Sanchez at Martina Restaurant on East 11th Street. On Tuesday morning, a worker found water cascading through the ceiling in the basement, all coming from the restaurant bathroom.

“Never thought it would have been the sprinkler system,” executive chef Nick Anderer said. “But sure enough after we explored everything up in there, the sprinkler head had come down and it was just gushing right out from an open sprinkler head.”

There is a big and noticeable difference between the broken sprinkler head in the restaurant basement and a brand new one, and that is the new sprinkler head’s inclusion of a heat sensor. Guyon, who works for the Allstate Sprinkler Corporation, says a build up of ice is what caused the sprinkler to malfunction and send water gushing out.

“It expands the sprinkler head and it diffuses,” Guyon said. “And then once the temperature rises again, the water starts to come out.”

“It’s like a tape. Wrap it around. It’s like a wire,” Sanchez said. “You wrap it around the pipe so it can keep it warm.”

“Make sure you have heat, plenty of heat,” Guyon added.

All in all, a sprinkler head with a heating coil is a simple solution to help prevent a major nightmare during the cold months ahead.

A commercial fire sprinkler system in an office, commercial building, and now even in some homes (especially apartment buildings) is a life-saving addition that is often now required by building codes on Long Island. At Allstate Sprinkler Corp., we specialize in commercial fire sprinkler systems throughout New York State, including Long Island.

What are special hazard sprinkler systems?

A sprinkler system typically is designed to broadcast water over a large area to dowse a fire. It is effective and prevents a fire from further damaging the building or its contents. But what is a “special hazard” sprinkler system?

Special hazard fire sprinkler systems protect installations or inventory that is of exceptionally high monetary (or another type) value. Museums, libraries, archives, art galleries, and record-keeping facilities use special hazard fire sprinklers to prevent fire but protect from damage to the building’s inventory. Data centers, telecommunications rooms, healthcare facilities, machine rooms, etc. all have special hazards that a fire sprinkler contractor and installer has to consider when designing a new system or updating an old one.

Special Hazard Fire Protection systems are:

The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) is an organization of manufacturers, suppliers, and designer-installers, dedicated to providing this higher level of fire protection. The FSSA identifies these benefits of a special hazard fire protection system:

  • Quickly detect an emerging fire or heat condition
  • Suppress fires when sprinklers are not appropriate as the first and only means of fire protection
  • Protect people
  • Mitigate business interruption
  • Limit the loss of assets, information and revenue
  • Require uniquely trained and qualified personnel to design, install, service, repair and maintain these systems

Special Hazard Fire Protection systems provide detection and control coupled with a fire sprinkler system. Some common fire sprinkler agents used in these systems include:

  • Clean Agents
  • Inert Gases
  • CO2
  • Water Mist
  • Foam
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Dry Chemical

Who knows what’s needed?

Allstate Sprinkler Systems are fire sprinkler contractors providing residential fire sprinkler installations, commercial fire sprinkler installations, fire sprinkler inspections, fire sprinkler repairs and services for buildings in New York City, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Midtown, Wall Street, Westchester County, Rockland County, Putnam County, and Long Island. Along with commercial fire sprinkler systems, Allstate Sprinkler Corp. also carries a large selection of fire safety equipment, including smoke detectors, fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, and first aid kits. Contact us today at 718-524-3174.

Sprinkler systems in major office buildings in New York City are complex, specialized, and they save lives. They’re also part of the New York City standard fire code. With all this to consider, Allstate Sprinkler Corp. is the go-to team in Manhattan for commercial and residential fire sprinkler installation, inspection, and repairs.

FDNY Violations & Testing

Has your commercial or residential building in Manhattan been served with a violation from the New York City Fire Department? Allstate Sprinkler Corp. will assist you with all the necessary paperwork, scheduling, testing and repairs to satisfy the conditions of these violations.

Our management staff offers an unprecedented level of experience handling these violations. We have a continuous and close working relationship with the New York City Fire Department and their fire sprinkler unit.

Common FDNY Violations

To avoid receiving a violation, you should schedule regular inspections for your fire sprinkler system. Some of the most common violations are:

  • VC1- Fire Extinguishers
  • VC5- Inspection Record Keeping
  • VC6- Signs
  • VC7- Color Coding
  • VC12- General Maintenance (Spare Heads etc.)
  • VC17- Certificate of Fitness
  • VC20- 5-year testing

Allstate Sprinkler Corp can help with all your fire sprinkler testing and inspection needs.

Have you been issued a violation? Find out what to do when you receive an ECB violation.

Fire Sprinkler Testing

We perform 5-year hydrostatic pressure tests on a daily basis with New York City Fire Department personnel. Our testing crews work on sprinkler and standpipe systems supplied by gravity tankspressure tanks, or street-level city water supplies.

Five-year hydrostatic pressure tests are life-saving procedures. These tests simulate actual fire department events that take place during a fire. We perform these tests accurately and diligently to ensure that your sprinkler system will always be fire ready.

Fire Sprinkler Repairs

Allstate Sprinkler has an extensive repair division of skilled mechanics. New York City is always under repair. We have the experience to repair the smallest leak or the largest pipe break whether it is above or below ground. To keep your fire sprinkler systems in proper working order, Allstate Sprinkler Corp offers a variety of fire sprinkler repair services.

Fire Sprinkler Mechanical Repairs

To stay compliant with FDNY fire code and NYC building codes, you should repair any mechanical failures immediately. This may include repairing valves, sprinkler heads, standpipes, fire hydrants, water tanks, fire hoses, and fire pumps. Our repair division can help detect and repair the problem.

Fire Sprinkler Plumbing Repairs

Allstate Sprinklers can help repair frozen fire sprinklers or standpipe lines, ruptured fire sprinkler lines, leaky fire hydrants or firehouse connections, rusted valves and sprinkler heads. Avoid FDNY violations; hire a licensed fire sprinkler contractor to repair your system in Manhattan.

Who We Are

Allstate approaches their business with values like:

  • Respect: Listening to and appreciating another person’s point of view
  • Integrity: Keeping our promises
  • Responsibility: Taking ownership for every decision
  • Quality: Meeting or exceeding internal and external requirements
  • Loyalty: Being faithful to the well-being of the people of our organization

For the past forty years, Allstate Sprinklers has operated with the work ethic of three generations of family, the expertise and dedication to protecting the buildings of New York City, and servicing our customers with outstanding knowledge and products.

Call us at 718-524-3174

By definition, it is impossible to make any building completely fireproof. But, let’s give this a little bit of thought; because we all need to be sure we are taking the proper steps in order to prevent fire hazards within our home and workplace.

Whether you’re working at a hospital, real estate management firm, or a school, there is always a risk of fire. It’s important to take the right precautions in order to prevent a fire.

Fire prevention in your workplace consists of 4 steps:

  1. Implement a program that includes proportion, prevention, and recognition of fire hazards.
  2. Make sure you practice proper handling of combustible and flammable material.
  3. Maintain safe housekeeping practices that reduce the risk of fire danger.
  4. Always keep adequate fire sprinkler in your work area to extinguish fire before it goes out of control

 

General Safety Measures

  • Don’t pile or lay any material in a way that covers or blocks access to firefighting equipment
  • Make sure to use only approved containers for the separation and disposal of combustible refuse. Remember to always replace the lid.
  • Never store flammable materials within 10ft. of a building or other structure.
  • Stack and pile all materials in orderly and stable piles
  • Never let unnecessary combustible materials get accumulated in any part of your work area.
  • More periodic clean-up of entire work site and keep grass and weeds under control
  • Regularly dispose of combustible debris and scrap from your work area
  • Use only approved containers and tanks for storage, handling, and transport of combustible and flammable liquid
  • Always perform evaluation procedures before performing operations that present fire hazards like wielding

Allstate Sprinkler Corp. is an emergency based fire sprinkler contractor in New York City that knows how to handle any and all emergency situations. With Allstate, we recommend that you always stay aware of your fire safety systems; they’ll work for you to help prevent any serious fire emergencies and the damage it can leave behind for your Real Estate Management Firm.

If you’re looking for a commercial sprinkler system that will work to protect the safety of you and your loved ones, you’ve come to the right place.  Sprinkler systems in residential areas in and around Brooklyn, NY are very complex, specialized, and are a part of the NYC standard fire code. Always working to keep you safe, Allstate Sprinkler Corp. is your go-to team if you live in or around the Brooklyn area for any of your commercial or residential fire sprinkler installations, inspections, and repairs.

Be safe and responsible by always taking the correct precautions during a fire hazard. Stay vigilant, and learn what you can do to find safety from a fire, before it’s too late. It’s always important to stay prepared for any type of emergency, and beat the ready ready.

A Few Tips to Remember:
1. Stop what you’re doing, and go: When it comes to a commercial fire in Brooklyn, timing is everything. If you find yourself in a commercial fire, do not take the time to collect any of your personal belongings. Time is precious, and the most important thing is to use it in order to get out of the building as soon as possible. Take the proper precautions necessary as you find the easiest access to an exit out.

2. Do not use any elevators: There are many buildings located in Brooklyn and throughout the city that have access to elevators for an easy exit; however, it’s very important that during an emergency such as a commercial fire, you should take the stairs as an emergency exit. This will help to prevent people from being trapped or wasting time waiting for an elevator. A fire will not wait for you, so you should not waste time waiting for the elevator; take the stairs or nearest fire escape available to you.

3. Follow the emergency action plan (EAP): It’s very important that if you’re working in a commercial building in Brooklyn or anywhere in NYC, that you know the set emergency exit plan for your location. It’s important that every person knows and follows the EAP, for in an emergency fire situation, chances are that crowding can occur when trying to find the exit. Following the EAP will help to ensure that you and everyone around you get out of the commercial building as quickly and efficiently as possible.

4. Stop, drop, & roll: If you ever find yourself in a fire situation that you can’t get yourself out of, remember these three words. Remember, hot air rises. If you’ve found yourself in a room that is filling up with smoke and you’re finding it difficult to breathe, you should get on your hands and knees and crawl to the nearest exit. The lower you are to the ground, the easier it will become to breathe. Through the rolling action, you’ll be able to take out a fire that may have caught onto your clothes.

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
•    All fire safety products and equipment

Our commitment is to assist you with all of your commercial fire protection needs this summer.  If you think there may be a problem with your commercial sprinkler system, contact us at Allstate, and we will send in the best of the best to help you fix you system as quickly as possible. Call us at: 718.597.4060.