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Comply with all New York City Fire Department requirements

Effective January 1, 2012, The Fire Department of New York City adopted The National Fire Protection Association’s Standard #25. This standard significantly impacts and changes the requirements for inspecting and testing of all sprinkler systems in all facilities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a highly trusted, not-for-profit organization that is recognized as a leading information and knowledge resource for fire, electrical and life safety hazards.
NFPA Standard # 25 identifies and governs the inspection, testing and maintenance requirements of water-based fire sprinkler systems.
The inspection, testing, and maintenance regiment of NFPA 25 will inform property owners and/or their tenants about the readiness and integrity of the fire sprinkler systems throughout their facilities.

The importance of timely/regular inspections:

To ensure that fire sprinkler systems are working and tested properly, NFPA 25 provides a suggested timeline and frequency to perform the specific requirements.
It is essential to follow the requirements of monthly, quarterly and annual inspections and testing.
Although the monthly inspection is usually a visual inspection, quarterly and annual frequencies require more thorough and detailed testing requirements. The inspection requirements vary according to the particular system(s) within a facility and the following paragraphs are summaries based upon the NFPA 25 standard recommendations.

Monthly Visual Inspections:

Monthly visual inspections standardized by NFPA 25 provide immediate visible confirmation if the sprinkler system is in good, working condition. The most important tasks to perform during a visual inspection are:
1. Inspection of all control valves only equipped with locks and/or supervised tamper switches.
2. Inspection of all gauges (wet, dry, pre-action, deluge systems)
3. Inspection of all alarm valves
4. Inspection of all dry pipe valves and their heated enclosures
5. Inspection of spare sprinkler heads and spare wrench
6. Inspection of fire department connections.
7. Inspection of the backflow device
8. Inspection of the booster pump and jockey pump
The visual inspection acts as a baseline indicator for property owners or building engineers to estimate the functionality of their sprinkler system. NFPA25 describes this inspection as a visual assessment to make sure that there are no visible problems with the system and it is reliable with no visible, physical damage.

Quarterly Tests and Inspections:

Quarterly tests and inspections standardized by NFPA 25 include the monthly visual inspection(s) identified above as well as the important tasks identified below:
1. Examination of the control valves to confirm they meet the following requirements:
• The valves must be in their original position, open or closed.
• The valves should be correctly secured, protected and monitored
• The valves should be accessible and reachable with no external leakage
• Alarm valves including the retard chambers and drains should be leak-free.
• The valves should show no physical damages
• The valves are suitably tagged and identified
• Pressure reducing valves are maintaining the downstream pressure as per design criteria.
• All wheel handles are in good condition.

2. Examination of all the gauges of the sprinkler and confirm they meet the following requirements:
• Wet sprinkler systems: Confirm that all gauges are in excellent condition and the pressure from the water supply is also sufficient.
• Dry Sprinkler systems: Confirm that all gauges are in excellent condition and that there is accurate pressure on the supply side of the dry pipe valve as well as on the quick-opening device, where applicable.

3. Mechanical water-flow alarm devices must be free from any physical damage and tested through the appropriate test connection with alarms actuating and flow being observed.
4. Hydraulic nameplates for calculated systems are securely attached to the riser and legible.
5. Fire department connection(s) are visible, accessible, not damaged with plugs, gaskets in place and in good condition with identifying sign(s) in place and lower check valves are not leaking with automatic ball-drips in place.
6. Post indicating valves need to be opened/closed accordingly.
7. Priming levels and quick opening devices on dry pipe systems are tested accordingly.
8. Main drain tests for systems downstream of backflow devices are performed recording both static and residual pressures.

Annual Test and Inspections:

Annual tests and inspections standardized by NFPA 25 include the monthly and quarterly regiment identified above as well as the important tasks identified below:
1. Inspection of the hangers, piping and fittings throughout the building where accessible
2. Confirm that the visible sprinkler heads are free of corrosion, free of physical damage, free of obstruction to the spray pattern and free of foreign materials including paint.
3. Confirm that there is adequate sprinkler protection throughout the facility where access is granted.
4. Operate each sprinkler control valve by closing and then restoring it to the fire ready position.
5. Perform annual dry-pipe trip test for dry systems.
6. Drain and blow out all low-point drumdrips on dry systems.
7. Perform full-flow fire pump test(s) (if pumps exist)
8. Confirm adequate heat is provided, as necessary.
9. Perform an internal obstruction assessment – every 5th year.
10. Lastly, examine the water flow in the water supply pipes and check if there is any change in its condition.

Conclusion

Fire sprinkler systems save lives and property! The regular, timely inspections and testing of such systems as per NFPA 25 will provide building owners, tenants and firefighting personnel the utmost confidence that the sprinkler systems installed throughout the City of New York will function as designed.
NFPA 25 is regularly being enforced by the FDNY and in order to avoid any violations, please contact Allstate Sprinkler Corporation to perform these mandated inspections and ensure that you are compliant with the governing laws of New York City.

Having to comply with the FDNY Five-Year Test can be done by having a fire sprinkler and standpipe system near your place of business in NYC.  At Allstate Sprinkler Corporation, they know that is one of the best ways to protect your property from the damage and inconvenience of a fire. To ensure the sprinkler system is in top shape during any case of an emergency, it is necessary to have your sprinkler system checked regularly.

Protecting your property in New York City during a fire is  a top priority for both the FDNY and all property owners, whether it’s a business or residence. The Five – Year sprinkler test is just one way the FDNY can ensure that all standpipe and sprinkler systems stay up-to-date. Even without an actual fire, smoke damage and cause irreparable expense to your commercial products housed in your warehouse or place of business.  With an actual fire, there is not only structural damage, but there could be loss of life too.

With AllState Sprinkler Corporation you can be certain you’re your sprinkler and standpipe system will be in order and to be sure to be ready for the five year test.

Through monthly, quarterly and annual inspections the professionals at AllState Sprinkler Corporation will keep you up to code and away from any expensive violations.

These regularly contracted inspections are your best insurance against any dangerous malfunctions, that could cause fire damage to your property.

Remember that sprinkler check-ups aren’t the only things you should keep up with for the five year test; at AllState Sprinkler Corporation, they want to  remind you that a fire-safety system in New York City has many parts that all need to be working at all times—after all, fire waits for no-one. Commercial entities, keep in mind that If you have a standpipe in the building, a building employee must obtain a certificate of fitness for the standpipe.

Our management staff at Allstate Sprinkler Corporation offers an unprecedented level of experience handling the preparation for the five year test as well as other sprinkler and standpipe needs. Allstate Sprinkler Corporation is a licensed Master Fire Suppression Contractor with the New York City building department. Providing our customers with cost-effective, professional and reliable service is our priority.Their hope is that you will contact them at 718-524-3174, and become a part of their family customer base!

New York City can be a very difficult place to maintain a business or keep a home. Yes, it’s the number one place in the country for a lot of things – but it can come at a cost.

Places in NYC can be subject to very strict rules and regulations when it comes to operation. Places like Brooklyn, NY , like the rest of the five borough’s there are very stringent laws that commercial entities have to keep on top of.  A very helpful tip if you are part of a company that has suffered the consequences of not paying attention to the various laws and regulations for things like FDNY Violations.

AllState Sprinklers Corporation does 5-Year hydro-static pressure tests on a daily basis with Fire Department personnel.  AllState Sprinkler Corporations’ testing crews work on sprinkler and standpipe systems – supplied by either a gravity tanks, pressure tanks or street level city water supplies.

The office support staff will make every attempt to make answer your violations timely. Time is crucial when violation fines are piling up. The scheduling of these tests is handled directly with the Fire Department’s appointment desk.

Five-year hydro-static pressure tests are life-saving procedures. These tests simulate actual fire department events that take place during a fire. AllState Sprinkler Corporation perform these tests as accurately and diligently to assure you that your sprinkler system will always be fire ready.

Being served with a violation from the New York City Fire Department?  If so, Allstate Sprinkler Corporation will assist you with all the necessary paperwork, scheduling, testing and repairs to satisfy the conditions of these violations.

The management staff of AllState Sprinkler Corporation offers an unprecedented level of experience handling these violations. No one can claim the continuous and close working relationship with the fire suppression unit of the New York City Fire Department that they have.

Some common FDNY Violations to avoid receiving a violation, you should make sure to schedule regular inspections for your fire sprinkler system. AllState Sprinkler Corporation can help with all your fire sprinkler testing and inspection needs. 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 Corporation is recognized as one of the most reliable, responsive, and respected fire sprinkler contractors in New York City.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your property is compliant with NYC fire codes. Don’t wait until you are served a violation, take the pro-active approach. Contact AllState Sprinkler Corporation today to find out how they can help you prevent any future violations.

Something patients never want to hear about, and they won’t have to for all of the major hospitals that have called on AllState Fire Sprinklers Corporation for any of their NYC Hospital Sprinkler Violations they have received.

It is something more common than first thought. But knowing that a NYC hospital’s first priority tends to deal directly with patients – something like local ordinances and rules in NYC can sometimes get overlooked.  That is where the experience at AllState Fire SprinklersCorporation comes in handy.

Crucial to keeping on top of these , regular inspections by AllState Fire Sprinkler Corporation will keep your hospital out of the red with the local authorities.

 

 

AllState Fire Sprinkler Corporation perform 5-Year hydro-static pressure tests on a daily basis with Fire Department personnel. Their testing crews work on sprinkler and standpipe systems – supplied by either a gravity tanks, pressure tanks or street level city water supplies.

Their office support staff will make every attempt to make answer your violations timely. The scheduling of these tests is handled directly with the Fire Department’s appointment desk.

Five-year hydro-static pressure tests are life-saving procedures. These tests simulate actual fire department events that take place during a fire. They perform these tests as accurately and diligently to assure you that your sprinkler system will always be fire ready

Allstate Sprinkler Corporation is recognized as one of the most reliable, responsive & respected fire sprinkler contractors in the New York City metropolitan area. As a full service organization they are committed to assist you with all of your commercial and residential fire protection needs. Their 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 recharging; and all fire safety related products and equipment.

 

For all of your New York City Fire Codes compliance issues, remember that Allstate Sprinkler Corporation are also experts in fire department sprinkler testing in New York City.  If you have any questions regarding a fire sprinkler systems installations, 5-year sprinkler test, commercial sprinkler systems, residential fire sprinkler systems, hydro-static pressure testing, or fire sprinkler testing in the Bronx, Brooklyn,  Manhattan, Staten Island or Queens,  please contact Allstate Sprinkler Corporation  at (718) 524-3174.

When keeping your New York City building or business up to code – there are many things to consider. The number one task is making sure you meet the NYC Fire Codes – if you are not up to code how do you comply?

Leave that worry to the experts at AllState Sprinkler Corporation.  Know that when you become part of the AllState Sprinkler Corporation family of businesses you won’t have to deal with being served with one of any of the many NYC Code Violations that can be a real detriment to your profit margin.

AllState Sprinkler system provides assistance with all of the necessary paperwork, scheduling, testing and repairs that will satisfy the conditions of the NYC Fire Code so that you will come into compliance quickly. The staff offer an exceptional level of experience handling NYC Code violations .  AllState Sprinkler Corporation has a continuous and close working relationship with the fire suppression unit of the New York City Fire Department.

 

 

As far as Local Law #26 – compliance requirements are immanent… is your business ready to be inspected to show you are up to code?  If not – it really might be time to consider contacting AllState Sprinkler Corporation. 

As of 2012, the National Fire Protection Association put a new law into effect in New York. This law requires all business owners to have their fire safety equipment inspected, tested, and serviced at set time intervals by a licensed individual or company. These requirements are significantly more rigid than businesses may have been used to before the law passing, but failure to keep up with these inspections can result in substantial fines and losses for you or your company.

 

AllState Sprinkler Corporation is a licensed Master Fire Suppression Contractor with the New York City building department. Providing valued customers with cost-effective, professional and reliable service as a priority.

AllState Sprinkler Corporation offers Emergency commercial sprinkler systems as well as Emergency residential fire sprinkler systems. All projects are designed and installed in strict accordance with the rules and regulations of the National Fire Protection Association’s standard #13 as well as the New York City Building and Fire Departments’ requirements.

Constant training through American Fire Sprinkler Association apprenticeship programs and other organizations to ensure our technicians are always trained in the latest technologies available.

For all of your New York City Fire Codes compliance issues, remember that Allstate Sprinkler Corporation are also experts in fire department sprinkler testing in New York City.  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 the Bronx, Brooklyn,  Manhattan, Staten Island or Queens,  please contact Allstate Sprinkler Corporation  at (718) 524-3174.

If you are in need of fire department sprinkler testing in New York City look no further then Allstate Sprinkler Corp. We understand that fire sprinkler testing is extremely important and we are here to get the job done properly. We have over 100 employees on staff that are trained and knowledgeable in the field.

Fire Department Sprinkler Testing in New York City

Residential and Commercial Fire Department Sprinkler Testing

At Allstate Sprinkler Corp. we know that fire department sprinkler testing can be a time sensitive matter. If you or your business have been served a fire department sprinkler violation in New York City, you’ll need a specialist in fire sprinkler testing to bring all of your equipment up to code right away to avoid any additional fines. We are experts in fire sprinkler testing and fire sprinkler inspections throughout New York City.

We make it our duty to provide the best fire sprinkler testing throughout all of New York City and Staten Island. Our goal is to eliminate any safety concerns or fire code violations for you or your business. We use a series of tests to determine that any newly installed or previously existing fire sprinkler equipment operates to all safety standards. In addition, we also check the water supply as well.

Five Year Hydrostatic Sprinkler Testing

At Allstate Sprinkler Corp., we perform 5-year hydrostatic pressure tests throughout BronxBrooklynManhattanQueens, and Staten Islandon a daily basis in connection with Fire Department personnel. Five year hydrostatic pressure tests can be life-saving procedures. These tests simulate actual fire department events that take place during a fire. We perform these tests as accurately as we can in order to assure that your sprinkler system will always be ready and functioning in the event of a fire.

Why You Need Fire Sprinkler Testing in New York City

As of 2012, the National Fire Protection Association put a new law into effect in New York. This law requires all business owners to have their fire safety equipment inspected, tested, and serviced at set time intervals by a licensed individual or company. These requirements are significantly more rigid than businesses may have been used to before the law passing, but failure to keep up with these inspections can result in substantial fines and losses for you or your company.

In need of fire department sprinkler testing in Manhattan, NYC, Long Island NY, Queens NY, or the surrounding Nassau County area? Allstate Sprinkler Corp. is recognized as the most reliable, responsive and respected fire sprinkler contractors in Manhattan.

As a full-service organization, we are committed to assist you with all of your commercial and residential fire protection needs in Manhattan.

Inspection services

We provide complete design-build abilities for the installation, alterations and repairs of both fire sprinkler and fire standpipe systems in Manhattan.

  • NFPA 25 inspection and testing services
  • Local Law 26 evaluation and compliance
  • Prompt correction of all FDNY violations
  • 5-year hydrostatic pressure tests of sprinkler and standpipe connections
  • Emergency service and repairs
  • Fire pump installations, testing and repairs
  • Fire extinguisher sales and recharging
  • All fire safety related products and equipment.

Fire suppression systems

Fire suppression systems in Manhattan such as sprinklers are the “first responders” to a fire before the real first responders (your fire department personnel) can reach you. A fire sprinkler system is designed to buy time to allow complete evacuation of the site, keep the fire localized to where it began and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the structure, and preserve unaffected structures and inventory from damage or destruction by fire. In Manhattan, where many structures are grouped close together, fire sprinkler systems can prevent a fire situation from burning out of control and involving other buildings and people.

Contact us for a complimentary consultation!

(718) 524-3174

Is your business in Manhattan in need of a hydrostatic pressure test? Many building projects throughout Manhattan and New York City must comply with standpipe hydrostatic pressure testing requirements, and Allstate Sprinkler Corp. can help!

Have you had a violation that needs to be resolved? Our office support staff will make every attempt to make answer your violations in a timely manner. The scheduling of these tests is handled directly with the Fire Department’s appointment desk.

Hydrostatic Pressure Test is Every Five Years

The five-year hydrostatic pressure test is one of the most important inspections. It is the only one that looks inside the pipes to make sure that there is no corrosion that could cause a fire sprinkler failure. In addition, the inspection is an internal inspection that is conducted on every other wet-pipe fire sprinkler and all dry-pipe fire sprinklers.

During the check valve inspection, valves are taken apart, checked for debris or corrosion, cleaned, and then property owners in Manhattanare advised of any issues.

Keep Lives Safe

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 as accurately and diligently to assure you that your sprinkler system in Manhattan will always be fire ready.

These tests demonstrate that all the devices and fire pump components perform according to the manufacturers’ specifications as well as proving that the water supply is adequate.

Insurance flow tests and fire pump performance tests can deteriorate over time or be affected by impairments to water supplies. Regular testing can identify these problems and ensure that the sprinkler system and fire pump operate when needed.

Protecting property in Manhattan during the case of a fire is one of the top priorities for both the owner and FDNY. The 5 year standpipe test is just one way the FDNY can ensure that all standpipe and sprinkler systems in Manhattan stay up-to-date. Nothing can be as costly as a fire. Just the smoke from a fire can cause damage to textiles and other goods. In addition, it can cause the most terrible structural damage. At Allstate Sprinkler Corp., we can assist you in your efforts to comply with the FDNY 5 year test.

5 Year Standpipe Test in Manhattan

Having a fire sprinkler and standpipe system for your home or business in Manhattan is the best way to protect your property from the case of a fire. To ensure the sprinkler system is in top shape during any case of an emergency, it is necessary to have your sprinkler system checked regularly. At Allstate Sprinkler Corp, our mission is to build a distinguished and financially strong organization whose high standard of excellence is embraced by employees, clients, and the community we serve.

Guide For Checking Sprinkler System

Monthly

  • Inspect the valves of the system once a month. Make sure they’re in the open position and easily accessible.
  • Tighten any loose connections.
  • Check all pipes for signs of leaks or corrosion.
  • Check the air and water gauges to ensure the correct pressure is maintained for proper operation.
  • Compare the gauge reading to the instruction manual. The water gauge, generally, should read between 50 psi to 100 psi in order to pass the FDNY 5 year standpipe test in Manhattan.

Quarterly

  • Inspect all alarm devices for fresh batteries and ensure they are in good working condition.
  • Check all fire department attachments to the system for signs of leaks or damage.
  • Contact us or the New York City Fire department if signs of damage toward your sprinkler system in Manhattan are apparent.
  • Open the inspector’s test valve slowly until water begins to drip out. Listen for the alarm bell from the system. When the alarm bell sounds, close the valve.

Annually

  • Inspect the sprinkler heads for damage such as rust or bending.
  • Pour water down the main drain to ensure that it’s not clogged.
  • Turn off the water to the system and make sure it lives up to the FDNY’s 5 year test standards.
  • Open and close all the valves to ensure they have the correct range of motion.

Remember that sprinkler check-ups aren’t the only things you should keep up with for the five year test. At Allstate Sprinkler Corp., we’re here to remind you that a fire-safety system in Manhattan has many parts that all need to be working at all times. After all, fire waits for no one. We are here to make your home or business in Manhattan as safe as possible in case of a fire.

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to the issue of fire protection, inspection, testing, and maintenance. For business owners and facility managers in NY, knowing and adhering to the guidelines and standards set by local, regional and national authorities is crucial for optimal protection and proper legal compliance. You need to find a proper inspection service for fire protection compliance. The call to make is to Allstate Sprinkler Corp. We will take care of any fire sprinkler systems violation in NY you and your business may have attained.

Fire Sprinkler Systems Violation in NY

Penalties and fines in NY can become a reality where safety is concerned. Countless examples of other businesses, like the ones mentioned above, have been struck with fines, legal ramifications and endless consequences resulting from needed repair and correction of fire code violations.

At Allstate Sprinkler Corp, our inspection program aims to minimize violations in NY. We will always alert you of deficiencies needing correction. Still, some violations are unavoidable. The 5-year hydrostatic test, for example, can only be scheduled upon receiving the violation. If you receive a violation, do no panic! Violations should be sent to our office as soon as possible in order to make corrections before the cure date.

Common FDNY Violations

  • VC1- Fire Extinguishers
  • VC5- Inspection Record Keeping
  • VC6- Signs
  • VC7- Color Coding
  • VC12- General Maintenance
  • VC17- Certificate of Fitness
  • VC20- 5-Year Testing