- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.