Fire Sprinkler Repair Services in Manhattan

Manhattan 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 sprinkler 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, Manhattan 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 Manhattan must be inspected and repaired as per the National Fire Protection Association #25 standard by a licensed Master Fire sprinkler 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 sprinkler 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.

Allstate Sprinkler Manhattan Office

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 sprinkler 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 in Manhattan

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 Manhattan, 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.

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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