Fire Sprinkler Repair Services in NYC

New York City has seen its share of terrible fires. Fortunately, the city has learned from experience that most fires are preventable. The ones that aren’t can be successfully contained from spreading with the most effective fire suppression equipment – a working fire sprinkler system.

Fire sprinklers are your first, and most effective line of defense against property damage in New York City. Studies show that buildings with working, active fire sprinkler systems incur 60% less damage than buildings without sprinklers.

Recently, NYC has stepped up enforcement of sprinkler system rules, issuing far more citations and following through with violations. To avoid them, you must use a licensed fire sprinkler contractor and license fire extinguisher contractor.

FDNY Regulations

The FDNY has strict requirements about who can inspect, test, install, and repair fire sprinkler systems and portable fire extinguishers. Inspections used to be considerably more haphazard than they are today. After many years of unscrupulous and inexperienced companies performing a poor job of inspection and testing, strict regulations were imposed throughout the City of New York.

All sprinkler systems in NYC must be inspected as per the National Fire Protection Association #25 standard by a licensed Master Fire Suppression Contractor. This standard has clear inspection requirements included, but not limited to:

  • A weekly basic visual inspection.
  • A monthly visual inspection and partial testing.
  • A quarterly visual inspection with added testing.
  • An annual visual inspection with a thorough fire sprinkler test.

During the tests, the fire sprinkler pump and any powered devices may need to be run. If you notice anything unusual, the sooner you let us know, the less likely you are to receive a Notice of Violation.

Causes of Fire Sprinkler Failure

As fire suppression systems age, they naturally experience some deterioration. However, accidents or vandalism are the leading cause of malfunctions. Some accidental causes include:

  • Frozen pipes due to freezing weather and inadequate heat.
  • Employees striking the fire sprinkler components with forklifts or heavy objects.
  • Items stacked too high strike a sprinkler head.

What to Expect

Since most issues are found during inspections, we’re often the ones who discover the problem. During the inspection, we follow a mandatory FDNY / NFPA #25 multi-point checklist and keep precise records to comply with all local ordinances. As soon as a problem is identified, we notify you immediately and offer advice about the most effective and cost efficient way to repair it. In most cases, we can repair a sprinkler malfunction very quickly. For emergencies, we offer 24/7/365 service and have fully equipped trucks with most equipment and components.

The repairs may include several remedies, including:

  • Repairing valves.
  • Replacement of sprinkler heads.
  • New standpipes.
  • Riser repair or replacement.
  • Fire pump repair.

Our employees are qualified repairs all the parts necessary for a working sprinkler system along with fire hoses and fire department connections. Repairing problems immediately is ideal for the safety of ALL occupants – as well as your liability.

Common Questions

Q: Can a Sprinkler Activate by Accident?

A: There is a slim possibility of this happening – but very slim indeed. About 1 in 16 million sprinkler heads are triggered outside of a fire event. The main cause is either sabotage or improper design criteria that fails to consider a high-heat location.

You need to hire a company like Allstate Sprinkler Corporation with the experienced fire protection design engineers as well as the qualified field personnel to account for areas with unusual levels of sunlight or other heating factors.

Q: Is There a Fire Sprinkler Company Near Me Certified to Repair Fire Sprinklers?

A: If you live in the Greater NYC area, yes! We bring qualifications that no other company can match:

  • 50 years of experience.
  • Long-time excellent reputation with the FDNY.
  • Serving all NYC five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester and northern New Jersey.
  • NYC Licensed Master Fire Suppression Contractor issued by the Department of Buildings.
  • Awarded the Bronx Business of the Year award in 2012 for outstanding service.
  • Three generations of a family-owned business.
  • Successfully serviced over 5,000 facilities.
  • Over 150 full time, W-2 employees with all necessary certifications

Contact us for Fire Sprinkler Repairs

We’re not only a fire sprinkler contractor, we also provide a full range of life safety equipment, ARCS radio expertise and certified fire extinguishers. Our reputation with the FDNY is second-to-none and we make all efforts to communicate effectively with building owners and managers to make sure their facilities are code compliant and adequately protected.

When it comes to fire protection services in NYC, you can see why so many businesses make Allstate Sprinkler their first choice. Contact us today when you need repairs performed on your fire sprinkler systems.