Fire Sprinkler Inspections in Queens

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 Queens, whether it be commercial or residential, are required to have the inspection regimen of NFPA25 performed by a licensed Master Fire sprinkler contractor 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 Queens 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 Queens 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 dontt 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.

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Queens

Facts About Queens

Unisphere The-Rocket-ThrowerAbout Queens NY

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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