Fire Sprinkler Inspection, Repair & Installation in Queens NY

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  • Fire sprinkler installation. Allstate Sprinkler Corp is one of Queens’ leading fire-life safety contractors, installing high-quality fire sprinklers for projects ranging from new and existing high rises to apartment buildings. Our fire protection company designs, engineers and installs a fire sprinkler system to protect your building. At Allstate Sprinkler, we ensure that your fire sprinkler is installed correctly & working properly.
  • Fire sprinkler inspection. Fire sprinkler systems are required to be inspected in accordance with NFPA 25. An inspection is a visual examination to check the status of your sprinkler system. Sprinkler systems, standpipe systems and fire pumps must be inspected annually, semiannually, quarterly or sometimes monthly in accordance with NFPA 25.
  • 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 system repairs. Sprinklers save lives. Well maintained and functioning fire sprinkler systems are an integral part of a company’s overall fire safety plan. When fire sprinkler systems fail to operate you may need an expert fire sprinkler technician that services NY to troubleshoot, identify and repair issues found.
  • In-Building Auxiliary Radio Communication System. The ARCS provides either a one-way or two-way communication medium for the New York Fire Department while in the building. Allstate Sprinkler Corp is the leading provider of FDNY ARCS designs and installations across NYC. The ARCS provides either a one-way or two-way communication medium for the New York Fire Department while in the building. It works via a frequency spectrum that is exclusive to the department. An ARCS NYC test ensures that the communication systems work exactly as they should. Ideally, you never need to put these systems to real use. However, it’s important to keep them in the best shape, just in case.
  • 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 Systems In Queens

Five Types of Sprinkler System Malfunctions

The fire sprinkler systems in our Queens buildings stand quiet sentry until called into action to dowse a fire and perhaps save lives. Fire sprinklers in Queens are effective and low-maintenance systems that rarely if ever malfunction. But when a fire sprinkler system malfunction does occur, the water it distributes can cause as much damage to a facility as a fire can. It’s important, and in many cases it is the law, to perform a regularly scheduled routine of inspection and repair when required. The experts at Allstate Sprinkler Corp. can assist as experts in sprinkler systems in Queens.

Overheating

Overhead water sprinklers are activated by the heat that the sprinkler head senses in the room. When a room’s temperature reaches a specific measure, the sprinkler will open and spray water. Sprinkler heads are rated for temperature, whether the temperature is from a very hot ambient air temperature or an active fire situation. Know what kind of temperatures your facility is exposed to, and factor those conditions into the choice of sprinkler head temperature activation for that area.

Freezing

Sprinkler systems in Queens are susceptible to the effects of cold temperatures as well as hot. Fire Systems that use water can be severely damaged if the water within the pipes freezes. Anti-freeze chemicals can be added to the water in the system to prevent freezing, and some fire sprinkler systems remain dry or empty (thus obviating any freezing) until a fire is detected.

Corrosion

Constant exposure to water within the system’s metal pipes and fixtures can lead to areas of rust or corrosion in the system that may present a condition for a catastrophic failure of the system. Annual inspections of the system are effective at identifying and moving to repair any faulty system components.

Mechanics

Faults in the sprinkler system may be the result of disuse or improper installation (overtightening connections, etc.). An experienced fire sprinkler installation company in Queens with solid references will stand by their work if these types of failures are discovered.

Human Error

Most fire sprinkler systems in Queens fail because of some sort of human interference with the system like tampering with the exposed fire sprinkler heads. Hanging material from the systems pipes, heads, or valves is a direct detriment to the system and may affect its performance when it is called upon. Bumps, strikes, or illegal adjustments to the system can compromise the sprinkler’s firefighting capabilities or cause the system to fail entirely.

AllState Sprinkler Corp. is an expert in installing, maintaining, and repairing sprinkler systems throughout Queens. We perform:

  • Fire sprinkler installation
  • Fire sprinkler inspection
  • Fire sprinkler repair
  • System tests
  • Emergency calls
  • FDNY violations

How Important Are Fire Sprinklers in Queens

The fire sprinkler system heads we see above us in so many public spaces are there to keep us safe from a fire. We take for granted that these systems are lifesavers and not just building-code requirements. These fire sprinkler systems are sophisticated systems delivering a very basic service: water to extinguish a fire. And because these systems are not constantly active, but rather they lay in wait for the unexpected to strike, their maintenance and repair are critical functions during downtime.

The Seven Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems

• Wet pipe systems—are the most commonly experienced fire sprinkler systems in use today. Wet pipe systems supply pressurized water through pipes and to sprinkler heads installed throughout the building. When a fire is detected, the sprinkler heads in the affected areas activate and rainwater down on the fire. Wet pipe systems are effective, reliable, and easy to maintain.

• Dry pipe systems—probably the second-most-common type of fire sprinkler system in use today. These systems do not hold water within the pipes, which could burst if they ever froze. Positive air pressure is maintained in the pipe to keep closed a check valve to prevent water intrusion from other sources, like other pipes. Dry pipe systems are most often used in facilities that go unheated during cold winter weather (like parking garages). When a fire is detected, a valve releases the air pressure within the system, and that allows water to flow freely to extinguish the fire

• Deluge systems—a fire system where all the sprinkler heads that are connected to the water deliver pipes “open” (i.e., not individually activated). No water is present in the pipes on a constant basis, like a dry pipe system. When a separate fire detection system detects a fire, it sends a signal to open a valve and lets water freely onto the fire.

• Pre-action systems—are specially activated systems used in such facilities as museums and libraries. Pre-action systems combine the features of wet, dry, and deluge systems to protect valuable installations from accidental or indiscriminate fire sprinkler activation.

• Foam water sprinkler systems—use a mixture of foam and water through special nozzles to encapsulate a burning transformer, fuel tank, or vehicle.

• Water spray—similar to foam water sprinkler systems, but spraying only water.

• Water mist systems—spray tiny droplets of water into the atmosphere where a fire is present. The effect is to cool the atmosphere and reduce heat damage from the fire.

Allstate Sprinkler has an extensive repair team of skilled mechanics that are experienced in above- and below-ground system repairs. Fire sprinkler systems plumbing repairs like freeze-ups, ruptures, leaks, or rusted valves and sprinkler heads are just some of the repairs Allstate Sprinkler can fix. Allstate Sprinkler is an expert in mechanical repairs to valves, sprinkler heads, standpipes and hydrants, water tanks, and pumps. Allstate Sprinklers are the experienced experts in Queens for fire sprinkler system inspection, repair, and maintenance.

Queens

Facts About Queens

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Queens is located in Queens County, New York.

  • Population (approx.): 2,273,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.7282 N, 73.7949 W
  • Postcodes: 11005, 11357, 11429

Things to Do and See In Queens

  • MoMA PS1 is a extension of Midtown’s Museum of Modern Art, and serves as a dance floor on summer weekends.
  • The #7 train or the East River ferry will take you to Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City. You can seen the original 1936 neon Pepsi-Cola sign on the riverfront.
  • The Unisphere was built for the 1964 World’s Fair.
  • Louis Armstrong, the famous Jazz trumpeter called Corona, Queens home for many years. His home is a landmark and museum.

Transportation

Nearby Airports

  • LaGuardia Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport

Rail Stations Around Queens

  • Jamaica Station (AirTrain) which is on 93-43 Sutphin Boulevard.

Local Roads

  • Utopia Parkway is a major street that  connects Cross Island Parkway and Northern Boulevard in the north to Union Turnpike, Grand Central Parkway and Hillside.
  • Queens Boulevard
  • Kissena Boulevard
  • Main Street
  • Flushing Avenue
  • Jamaica Avenue
  • Grand Central Parkway

Nearby Suburbs

  • Fresh Meadows is to the north.
  • Hillside is 1 mile to the south.
  • Kew Gardens Hills is 1 mile to the west.
  • Briarwood is 1 mile to the south-west.
  • Hollis is 1 mile to the south-east.
  • Kew Gardens is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • Bellaire is 2 miles to the south-east.
  • Jamaica is 2 miles to the south.
  • Richmond Hill is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • Yonkers is 20 miles to the north-west.
  • The Bronx is 14 miles to the north-west .
  • Staten Island is 19 miles to the south-west.
  • Brooklyn is 8 miles to the west.
  • Manhattan is 13 miles to the north-west.

FNDY Stations

Fire Stations Serving Queens

If you happen to have a spot of trouble, for example if your fire sprinklers went off because of a fire in the basement, you’ll be getting a visit from the FDNY. There are several stations around Queens such as:

  • FDNY Engine 273/Ladder 129 which is on 40-18 Union Street, Flushing.
  • FDNY Engine 299/Ladder 152 which is on 61-20 Utopia Parkway, Fresh Meadows.
  • FDNY Engine 315 & Ladder 125 which is on 159-06 Union Turnpike, Jamaica.
  • FDNY EMS Station 50 which is on 159-10 Goethals Avenue, Jamaica.
  • FDNY Engine 298/Ladder 127/Battalion 50 which is on 153-11 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica.

Local Points of Interest and Schools

Stadiums Nearby

There are many stadiums from which to check out concerts and sporting events year-round. Here are just a few you may want to check out.

  • Carnesecca Arena (near Union Turnpike and 174th Street) is a 5,602-seat multi-purpose arena in the borough of Queens, built in 1961.
  • Belson Stadium (near Union Turnpike and 176th Street) is a soccer-specific stadium located along Utopia Parkway.
  • Jack Kaiser Stadium (near Utopia Parkway and 80th Drive) is a baseball stadium located on the campus St. John’s University near the neighborhood of Jamaica and Fresh Meadows.

Secondary Schools

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

  • Forest Hills High School which is on 67-01 110th Street, New York.
  • Stuyvesant High School which is on 345 Chambers Street, New York.
  • John Bowne High School which is on 63-25 Main Street, Flushing.
  • Townsend Harris High School which is on 149-11 Melbourne Avenue.
  • Grover Cleveland High School which is on 2127 Himrod Street.
  • Pascack Valley High School which is on 200 Piermont Avenue.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Community High School (near Parsons Boulevard and 76th Avenue).

Parks

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

  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
  • Kissena Park which is on Kissena Blvd and, Booth Memorial Avenue.
  • Cunningham Park which is on 196-10 Union Turnpike.
  • Kissena Corridor Park which is on 47-67 Colden Street.
  • Detective Keith L. Williams Park which is on Liberty Ave &, 173rd Street.
  • Pomonok Playground which is on Kissena Blvd. &, 65th Avenue.
  • Kissena Corridor Park which is on 189-05 Underhill Avenue.

Museums

With a plethora of museums a short drive from Queens, hours of fun is sure to be had for all the family.

  • Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College which is on 222-05 56th Avenue.
  • Queens Historical Society which is on 14335 37th Avenue.
  • King Manor Museum which is on 150-03 Jamaica Avenue.
  • Fred Trump Childhood Home which is on 175-24 Devonshire Road.
  • The Ramones Way which is on 67-1 110th Street.

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