Fire Sprinkler Inspection & Testing in Northern California
Fires can quickly cause extensive damage in a short amount of time. Even a minute of delay due to a faulty fire sprinkler system can end in a devastating and widespread loss of human lives and property.
Along with commercial fire sprinkler design and installation, Foothill Fire Protection provides fire sprinkler inspections and testing as part of an overall safety program, keeping you in compliance with all local, state, and federal standards and regulations.
Under NFPA 25, Chapter 5, as amended by Title 19 of the California Code of Regulations, all commercial fire sprinklers are required to be inspected monthly and quarterly and thoroughly tested annually by a licensed fire protection company. Five and 10-year inspections must also be performed. Quarterly inspections help you know in advance if there’s something amiss so you can get the necessary repairs before a fire starts.
Our comprehensive fire sprinkler inspections and testing services for businesses throughout the greater Bay area are designed to keep occupants, employees, customers, and property safe from fire-related damage and injuries. For even greater peace of mind, we also offer fire sprinkler monitoring services.
Why Fire Sprinklers Need Inspection and Testing
As one of the most effective protections a commercial building has against fire, a fire sprinkler only does its job if it’s fully operable. If it’s not, financial losses due to a fire can increase dramatically, and people inside the building could face a higher chance of injury or death.
Regular fire sprinkler inspections and testing help identify and mitigate the effects of age and corrosion on your sprinkler system, ensuring it is ready for any fire emergency.
The Fire Sprinkler Inspection & Testing Process
The NFPA sets the minimum requirements for the testing, inspection, and maintenance of commercial fire sprinkler systems. Foothill Fire Protection’s inspections typically include:
- Checking backflow preventers and valves
- Checking sprinkler heads for corrosion, damage, leaks, or obstructions
- Conducting flow tests on the fire sprinklers, fire pumps, standpipes, and hydrants
- Inspecting accessible piping, brackets, hangers, drains, valves, and gauges
- Checking the position, condition, and accessibility of all control valves
To stay aware of any developing problems, we also recommend every business conduct weekly inspections by trained staff to ensure it’s fully functional and will perform as needed in an emergency.
When to Have Your Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Inspected and Tested
Different commercial fire sprinkler systems have different testing and inspection requirements, including monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually. We also recommend that along with any other inspections and tests a system’s manufacturer suggests, our Northern Californian customers have their commercial fire sprinkler system tested and inspected at least once per year.
Why Choose Foothill Fire Protection for Fire Sprinkler Inspection & Testing
With over 25 years of experience providing fire safety-related services, Foothill Fire Protection can help you and your business remain protected and secure year-round. With our innovative systems that keep customers coming back, we’re your one-stop solution for all your fire protection needs, including fire sprinkler inspections and testing.
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