- Fire sprinkler inspection. Regular inspections are required in Manhattan to keep commercial fire sprinkler systems working and up to code. It’s vital to schedule a fire sprinkler inspection on a quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis to confirm your system is up to code and working properly. Allstate Sprinkler Corp is here to help keep your systems violation-free.
- Fire sprinkler violation removal and testing. If you have received a notice of violation from the FDNY, you’ll want to call a qualified fire sprinkler repair service to address those issues. Allstate Sprinkler also performs detailed sprinkler tests, outside of FNDY inspections. Some of these include pressure testing to ensure the correct operation in the event of a fire.
- Fire sprinkler installation. When you need a fire sprinkler installation, we’ve got you covered. We’ll even design a whole new system specifically to your building’s needs. Allstate Sprinkler Corp is one of the area’s leading fire-life safety contractors, installing high-quality fire sprinklers for projects ranging from new and existing high rises to apartment buildings. Trust us to install, design, inspect, test, maintain, and repair your fire sprinkler systems. We are proudly licensed in all 5 boroughs of NYC. Our fire protection company has installed fire sprinkler systems in new installations, retrofits, and renovations since 1972.
- Fire equipment repair and maintenance. If your fire sprinklers need repairs, you can count on Allstate Sprinkler Corp. to repair your sprinkler quickly and correctly. We specialize in commercial sprinkler maintenance services. With proper fire sprinkler repairs and maintenance, you can be sure your fire protection system will continue to perform optimally Sprinklers save lives.
- In-Building Auxiliary Radio Communication System. ARCS are two-way emergency radio networks installed in high-rise buildings for use by the fire department. ARCS receives and transmits FDNY portable radio signals throughout the building, enabling radio communication in the event of an emergency. All buildings must test, operate, and maintain their ARC systems to comply with the Fire Code and Rules of Fire Department. Allstate Sprinkler Corp is the leading provider of FDNY ARCS designs and installations across NYC. Our engineering team conducts an on-site radio frequency (RF) study to learn the needs of your property. Allstate Sprinkler manages the entire permit and authorization process, including FDNY approval.
- NFPA-25 Inspections. New York City has adopted the National Fire Protection Association Standard # 25 as a matter of law effective January 1, 2012. New York City is one of the few large cities worldwide that had yet to adopt this standard and the FDNY and insurance company underwriters have now fully embraced this new standard and is positioned to aggressively assure compliance for all applicable facilities. The new law now makes every building owner legally responsible for ensuring that all NFPA 25 inspections, testing, and servicing intervals are performed by a licensed individual and that detailed records of same are maintained for a minimum of 3 years and are readily available for inspection by the New York City Fire Department at any given moment.
Fire Sprinkler Inspection in Manhattan
Protecting your property in Manhattan in the case of a fire is one of the top priorities for both the FDNY and all property owners. The five-year sprinkler test is just one way the FDNY can ensure that all standpipe and sprinkler systems stay up to date. Nothing can be as costly as even a small fire. Even just the smoke from a fire can cause damage to textiles and other goods; meanwhile, a fire can cause the most terrible structural damage.
Having a fire sprinkler and standpipe system near your home 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, we would be more than happy toward assisting you in your efforts to comply with the FDNY five-year test.
Here, we’ve provided this suggested guide for how often you’ll need to check your sprinkler system, and what you’ll need in order to check your sprinkler and standpipe system in order to be sure you’re ready for the five-year test:
- Inspect the valves of the system once a month, making sure they’re in the open position, easily accessible; not blocked by any debris or locked
- Tighten any loose connections
- Check all pipes for signs of leaks or corrosion
- Check the air gauges 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 five year test
- 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. (This is especially important for the five-year test).
- Contact Allstate Sprinkler Corp or the New York City Fire department if signs of damage to 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.
- Inspect the sprinkler heads for damage such as rust or bending,
- Pour water down the main drain to ensure that it is not clogged
- Turn off the water to the system and make sure it lives up to the FDNY’s five-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 man. 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 Corp offers an unprecedented level of experience handling the preparation for the five-year test as well as other sprinkler and standpipe needs. Allstate Sprinkler Corp. is a licensed Master Fire sprinkler contractor with the New York City building department. Providing our customers with cost-effective, professional, and reliable service is our priority. We hope that you will contact us at 718-524-3174, and become a part of our family customer base!
Fire Sprinkler Repair in Manhattan
Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fire sprinkler systems, sprinklers, in Manhattan save lives and keep properties safe from catastrophe when a fire breaks out. We’ve become used to seeing the fire sprinkler systems’ components overheads as sprinkler heads, on the walls as standpipe connections, and even behind the scenes as annunciator panels for alarms. Recognizing these components as life-saving security devices allows us all to focus on the more immediate aspects of our busy lives. But consider the fire sprinkler system in all its forms. Sprinkler systems in New York typically are one of four types of systems designed to retard or extinguish a building fire.
Pre-action systems. Pre-action fire sprinkler systems are designed to work in conjunction with a smoke or heat detector. Pre-action systems work so that no water is actually in the system’s pipes until a fire is detected and the system is called upon to fight it. Pipes are typically filled with air until an alarm goes off. Two switches then activate to release the air in the system and to be flowing water through the pipes to the sprinkler heads. This kind of system is preferred in facilities with contents that may suffer from water damage when the system activates; installations in libraries, museums, and computer rooms.
Dry-pipe systems. Dry-pipe systems are similar to pre-action systems in that the pipes hold no water until a fire is detected and the system is activated. Once activated, the system releases the air in the pipes as the water fills them. Dry-pipe fire sprinkler systems are ideal for applications where the facility is unheated. Water in the pipes of an unheated structure can freeze and rupture the pipes. Relieving the system from carrying water constantly removes the chance for water to freeze.
Wet-pipe systems. Wet-pipe fire sprinkler systems constantly hold water in the pipes of the sprinkler system. Wet-pipe systems are the quickest to react and actually get water on the fire, and these types of systems are commonly found in high-rise office and apartment buildings. Wet-pipe systems are typically low maintenance and highly effective.
Deluge systems. Deluge fire sprinkler systems have nozzles that are fixed open and when the system is activated by a smoke or heat detector, the pump water through the system and out the heads to flood an area with water or chemicals to fight the fire. Facilities with a lot of floor space or sprawling footprints benefit most from a deluge system of fire sprinklers.
Allstate Sprinkler Corporation is recognized as the most reliable, responsive, and respected fire sprinkler contractor in the New York City metropolitan area. As a full-service organization, we are committed to assisting you with all of your commercial and residential fire protection needs. Our services include (but are not limited to) 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; five-year hydrostatic 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.
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