October 8, 2017

What Happens During a Typical Fire Sprinkler Inspection?


In order to make sure that your fire sprinkler system is ready to protect your building, you will need to schedule annual fire sprinkler inspections with a qualified contractor. A fully licensed and certified fire sprinkler inspection professional will have the tools and training that are needed to make sure that your fire sprinkler system is operating correctly. To help you plan ahead for your next inspection, here is a look at what happens during a typical fire systems inspection.


Look for Physical Damage

One of the most critical components of a fire sprinkler inspection is a physical check for any signs of damage to your sprinkler system. Your technician will take the time to look at each water flow alarm, each relief valve, check valve, and main control valve, along with the sprinkler piping. If physical damage is detected, the sprinkler system will need to undergo immediate repairs. We will provide a deficiency report to you, along with a proposal for necessary repairs.


Verify Extra Sprinkler Heads

Along with checking the physical condition of your fire sprinkler system, your technician will also need to verify that you have extra sprinkler heads in place. In the event that a sprinkler head is damaged, you will need to have an extra supply of sprinkler heads on hand so that the damaged one can be replaced immediately, quickly putting your system back into service.


Test of Main Drain Line

A wet fire protection system needs to be provided with an adequate supply of water at all times. During your fire sprinkler suppression inspection, a technician will check to make sure that your main drain line is achieving the proper amount of water flow. If inadequate flow or pressure is detected, we will need to verify that supply valves are fully open and new water supply piping may need to be installed.


If you would like to schedule a fire sprinkler inspection for your building, contact the team at Kazal Fire Protection, Inc. With our help, you can be sure that your wet or dry sprinkler system is ready to keep your property safe. For additional information about all of our testing services, give us a call at (520) 323-1518.