Astoria Fire Sprinkler Service
Home and business owners are responsible for maintaining installed fire sprinkler systems and service them in accordance with safety, building and fire codes in Astoria. Federal, State, OSHA, Insurance Companies and NFPA standards and codes provide guidelines for sprinkler system service and maintenance, schedules for the frequency of required test and inspections for installed private fire service mains, fire sprinklers, fire hydrants, standpipe systems, fire suppression systems, meters, water flow detector check valves, single check valves, anti-water hammer check valves, surge arresters, backflow preventers, fire department pumper connections, fire hose connections, FDC outlets, valves, fire pumps, water tanks and water towers.
Servicing fire sprinkler systems ensures installed fire sprinklers respond to fires and that fire hydrants or standpipe systems available to the fire department enabling firefighters to connect fire hoses to FDC outlets and fire hose connections to aid in extinguishing, suppressing or containing the rapid spread of fire. Being prepared for a fire emergency and having your fire protection system ready to operate at all times should be an imperative. You do not want the Astoria fire department and its firefighters to connect to fire hose connections and fire department connections and have lack pressure, supply or availability of water.
Remember fire sprinkler systems are generally the first responder to incidents of fire hazards, explosion or fire. Keeping fire sprinkler systems serviced and ready for operation at all times aid you in fighting fires helping you save lives and property from fire incidents.
Additional information can be found with the link to the left regarding field tests and fire sprinkler services by the United States Fire Administration (USFA).
Astoria Fire Sprinkler Tests and Inspections
Tests and inspections that are completed on fire sprinkler systems are a very important part of the service, care and maintenance of installed fire protection systems. Fires are unpredictable, emergencies happen fire protection systems are only available to extinguish, suppress or contain fire if all devices are properly operating.
The testing and inspection of fire sprinkler systems helps to certify or reassure that all installed fire protection systems are available for operation at all times. All installed fire sprinkler tests and inspections should be completed by actively licensed fire sprinkler companies in Astoria.
During tests and inspections technicians may discover there are repairs that need to be completed prior to certifying the fire sprinkler system is operational. As you can see in the diagram to the right, where fire sprinkler heads become corroded, possibly frozen and inoperable in times of emergency. Above there is a rusted valve which can cause fire sprinkler system failure. Top right you see a fire sprinkler damaged by the use of iron pipe to feed sprinkler heads.