Fire Sprinkler Inspections and Service

Automatic fire sprinklers have been in use in the U.S. since 1874.   Fire sprinklers are widely recognized as the single most effective method for fighting the spread of fires in their early stages - before they can cause severe injury to people and damage to property.

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Empire Fire Protection Services will perform sprinkler inspections in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines, NFPA Standard 25 and the local AHJ.

Annual and five-year inspections include:

  • Inspect fire department connection (FDC)
  • Inspect riser for leaks, ensure bracing is intact and control valves are in proper position
  • Inspect gauges for damage and ensure 3-way test valve is present and open
  • Inspect and test water flow switch and alarm bell for proper operation
  • Operate control valves and check that they are secure, and open/shut indicators are working
  • Inspect isolation valves
  • Inspect fire sprinkler heads for leaks, paint, and corrosion or flow obstruction; confirm required sprinkler heads and wrench are on site
  • Inspect main drain and test for static PSI before, residual PSI during and static PSI after
  • Sample test sprinkler heads at specific intervals in conjunction with Underwriters Laboratories
  • Specialized inspections of fire pumps
  • At the five-year inspection, internally inspect check valves, cross mains and remote branch lines for obstruction and corrosion.
  • Maintain and repair failed components in compliance with strict manufacturer’s guidelines