Fire Sprinkler Inspections in Manhattan

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

Facts about Manhattan

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Manhattan is located in New York County, New York.

  • Population (approx.): 1,488,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.7831°N, 73.9712°W
  • Postcodes: 10001, 10004, 10103, 10281

Things to Do and See Around Town

  • Times Square – one of the most recognizable places in the world! Famous for its New Years celebrations.
  • The Beresford (near West 81st Street and Central Park West) is a luxury, 23-floor “pre-war” apartment building.
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space (near Central Park West and West 81st Street): Part of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
  • Hayden Planetarium (near Central Park West and West 81st Street)
  • American Museum of Natural History (near Columbus Avenue and West 79th Street) in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is one of the largest museums in the world. Located in Theodore Roosevelt Park across the street from Central Park.
  • The Tempest (near 79th Street Transverse Road and West Drive) is an outdoor bronze sculpture depicting Prospero and Miranda from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
  • Central Park (near 86th Street Transverse Road and West Drive) is an urban park located between the Upper West Side and Upper East Side.

Getting Around Town

Nearby Airports

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

Local Transportation

  • 81st Street–Museum of Natural History (near Central Park West and 79th Street Transverse Road) is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway.
  • 86th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line) (near 86th Street Transverse Road and Central Park West) is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Central Park West and 86th Street on the Upper West Side.

Nearby Suburbs

  • Hell’s Kitchen is 1 mile to the south-west.
  • East Harlem is 1 mile to the north-east.
  • Guttenberg is 1 mile to the west.
  • Morningside Heights is 1 mile to the north.
  • Harlem is 2 miles to the north-east.
  • West New York is 2 miles to the west.
  • Astoria is 2 miles to the east.
  • Yonkers is 10 miles to the north.
  • Queens is 13 miles to the south-east.
  • The Bronx is 8 miles to the north-east.
  • Staten Island is 17 miles to the south-west.
  • Brooklyn is 10 miles to the south.

FDNY Stations

FDNY Stations Serving Manhattan

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 Manhattan such as:

  • FDNY Engine 80/Ladder 23 which is on 503 West 139th Street.
  • FDNY Engine 74 which is on 120 West 83rd Street, New York.
  • FDNY Ladder 25/Division 3/Collapse Rescue 1 which is on 205 West 77th Street.
  • FDNY Engine 22/Ladder 13/Battalion 10 which is on 159 East 85th Street.
  • FDNY Battalion 11 Engine 76 & Ladder 22 which is on 145 West 100th Street.
  • FDNY Engine 44 which is on 221 East 75th Street.
  • FDNY Engine 39/Ladder 16 which is on 157 East 67th Street.
  • FDNY Engine 23 which is on 215 West 58th Street.

Schools & Points of Interest

Local Colleges

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

  • Hunter College which is on 695 Park Avenue.
  • The Rockefeller University which is on 1230 York Avenue.
  • Marymount Manhattan College which is on 221 East 71st Street.
  • The City College of New York which is on 160 Convent Avenue.
  • Berkeley College Midtown NYC Campus which is on 3 East 43rd Street.
  • Columbia Law School which is on 435 West 116th Street.

Museums

If it’s some culture you’re after, check out some of these museums around town:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art which is on 1000 5th Avenue.
  • The Morgan Library & Museum which is on 225 Madison Avenue.
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square which is on 234 West 42nd Street.
  • New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store which is on 89 East 42nd Street.
  • Astro Gallery of Gems, Minerals and Fossils which is on 417 5th Avenue.
  • The Vilcek Foundation which is on 21 East 70th Street.
  • Bernard Museum which is on 1 East 65th Street.

Parks

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

  • Central Park.
  • Riverside Park.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park which is on 1 FDR Four Freedoms Park.
  • General Grant National Memorial which is on W 122nd St & Riverside Dr.
  • Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza which is on 245 East 47th Street.
  • Marcus Garvey Park which is on 6316, Mount Morris Park West.
  • Madison Square Park which is on 11 Madison Avenue.
  • Randall’s Island Park which is on 20 Randalls Island Park.
  • Chelsea Park which is on West 27th Street &, 9th Avenue.

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