Fire Sprinkler Inspection & Testing

Automatic Fire Systems (AFS) provides fire sprinkler system inspections and testing services for all types of fire sprinkler systems based on the requirements of NFPA 25. Periodic sprinkler inspection, testing and maintenance meeting the minimum requirements of the NFPA 25 standard are critically important to ensure water-based fire protection systems work as intended whenever called on. These mechanical systems suffer wear and tear issues just as any other building systems and AFS's standardized processes and procedures will increase the reliability of systems while helping owners to plan maintenance issues to reduce expenses as opposed to dealing with more costly repairs that tend to pop up as emergency issues.
AFS uses Mobile Eye's digital reporting systems to ensure your reports are legible, timely, code compliant and always available.

OUR INSPECTORS

Our fire sprinkler systems inspectors undergo a minimum of 800 hours of classroom coursework and 8,500 hours of on-the-job training prior to performing any inspections. They also maintain all Continuing Education requirements where applicable. 100% of all our Inspectors are NICET II (or equivalent). This ensures they carry the code and system knowledge needed to keep your systems functioning properly. We service all types of fire sprinkler systems in a variety of industries and facilities.

Types of Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems that Automatic Fire Systems services:

  • Wet systems
  • Dry systems
  • Pre-action systems
  • Deluge systems
  • FM-200
  • Underground Piping
  • Water Mist
  • High, medium, and low expansion foam systems (AFFF)
  • ESFR fire sprinkler systems
  • Fire pumps / fire pump controllers
  • Backflow prevention
  • Fire hydrants and underground fire service mains
  • Standpipe systems

When should my Fire Sprinkler System be inspected?

Local fire codes dictate how often your fire sprinkler system should be inspected. Here are some typical sprinkler inspection frequencies based on the NFPA 25:

  • Gauges (dry, pre-action, and deluge systems) - annual inspections
  • Gauges compared to calibrated gauges - every five years as needed
  • Control valves operated and lubricated - annual inspections
  • Water-flow alarm devices - quarterly inspections
  • Valve supervisory signal devices - quarterly inspections
  • Hydraulic nameplate, General Information signs and Control valve signs checked to ensure they are present and legible - annual inspections
  • Dry pipe systems low point drains - annual inspections
  • Hanger/seismic bracing checked from the floor level for corrosion, and associated problems- annual inspections
  • Pipe and fittings, from the floor level - annual inspections
  • Sprinklers checked for corrosion, leakage, painting and loading to ensure proper operation - annual inspections
  • Spare sprinklers and appropriate wrenches checked so that any sprinklers that are damaged or operated may be immediately replaced - annual inspections
  • Fire department connections - annual inspections
  • Obstruction, internal inspection of piping inspected to check for internal corrosion, obstructive materials, and signs of microbiological corrosion ahead of the presence of pinhole leaks - every five years
  • Test water flow and supervisory alarm devices - quarterly inspections
  • Main drain (valve status) tests performed to ensure water supplies are consistent and valve are always open - annual inspections
  • Antifreeze solutions tested prior to the onset of cold weather - annual inspections
  • Sprinklers tested periodically as required by NFPA 25 to ensure response time index of the sprinklers in service.

FIRE SYSTEM INSPECTIONS

The proper design and installation of fire protection and other life safety systems is the first step in protecting lives and property.
Property owners and property managers must also ensure that the building's fire protection and life safety systems are functioning properly. Automatic Fire Systems (AFS) offers a wide range of inspection services to meet our customers' needs. For example, AFS offers the following services:

  • NFPA 25 Inspections
  • Inspection & Testing of Water Based Fire Protection Suppression Systems
  • Dry, Pre-Action and Deluge Fire Protection Systems
  • Main Drain & Water Flow Alarm Testing
  • Foam (AFFF) Systems
  • Check Valve Inspections
  • Winterization
  • 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Fire Pump Testing
  • Inspection & Testing of Special Hazards Suppression Systems
  • Inspection & Testing of Fire Extinguishers & Emergency Lighting
  • Identification of Manufacturer's Recall Sprinkler Heads (VRP)
  • Testing & certification of Backflow Prevention Devices
  • Plumbing Division-Certified & Licensed
  • Backflow Preventer Inspections and Certification

AFS's NICET certified and experienced inspectors inspect devices in accordance with NFPA 25 standards and share their experience with on-site personnel as needed to help you maintain your systems. Our team offers weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual inspection schedules to meet the specific regulatory and insurance requirements for the facility.
In addition to sending you your electronic Inspection Report, our Service Department also stores copies and upon request we will provide you a digital PDF of all your reports AFS has performed.
Our qualified inspection team provides inspection services to ensure that sprinklers and other suppression systems and devices are functioning properly, are tested regularly, and meet all code requirements.