Fire Sprinkler Inspection
Fires in a commercial building can cause considerable amounts of damage in very little time. A fire sprinkler system can greatly reduce the damage and recovery costs should your business ever experience a fire, but if it is not inspected and serviced regularly, it may not be ready when you need it.
At Guardian Fire Protection, we can make sure your sprinkler system is prepared for an emergency with our fire sprinkler inspection services. Our company has been serving Maryland, Virginia, and the Washington, DC area for over 40 years, providing industry-leading fire protection and life safety services. We have over 100 professionals who are dedicated to the safety of our clients, and we are available 24/7 so that your business can get the help it needs any time.
Why Fire Sprinklers Need Inspection
Fire sprinklers are one of the most effective protections a commercial building has against fire. If the system is inoperable or damaged, the financial losses due to a fire can increase dramatically, and building occupants may face higher chances of injury or death. Regular inspections help to mitigate the effects of age and corrosion on your sprinkler system, making sure it is ready for an emergency.
To learn more about the benefits of regular fire sprinkler inspections for your Maryland or DC business, contact us today.
What a Fire Sprinkler Inspection Includes
The National Fire Protection Association requires monthly, quarterly, annual, 5-year, and 10-year inspections by a licensed fire protection company. At Guardian Fire Protection, we can provide all the fire sprinkler services your business needs to remain compliant, and we follow all NFPA 25 standards. Our fire sprinkler inspections typically include:
- Inspecting the position, condition, and accessibility of all control valves
- Checking sprinkler heads for corrosion, damage, leaks, or obstructions
- Inspecting accessible piping, hangers, brackets, valves, drains, and gauges
- Conducting flow tests on the fire sprinklers, standpipes, fire pumps, and hydrants
- Checking backflow preventers and valves
We also recommend weekly inspections by trained staff to keep aware of any developing problems.
Why Choose Guardian Fire Protection?
As a business owner, you know that the safety of your staff and your business depends on your fire protection systems. At Guardian Fire Protection, we can provide the services you need to be safe in fires and other emergencies while remaining productive and profitable. With over 40 years of experience, a team of highly qualified professionals, and an unwavering commitment to the safety of our clients, we are equipped and ready to help with all your fire protection and life safety needs.
Our Fire Protection Service Area
We service fire protection equipment for businesses throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Fire Sprinkler Inspection FAQs
How do fire sprinklers work?
In most systems, the heat of a fire expands fluid inside a glass bulb or melts a fusible link, breaking it and activating the sprinkler head. This limits the release to the affected area only, minimizing unnecessary damage.
Are accidental activations a concern?
Fire sprinklers can only be activated by heat or a direct impact to the sprinkler head, which minimizes accidental activations.
How long does a sprinkler head last?
Normal standard response sprinkler heads have 50-year life span while dry heads have to be tested or replaced every 10 years. Fast response heads are required to be tested or replaced every 20 years.