Posts Categorized: Tips & Tricks

Is Your Sprinkler System Ready for Winter?

Proper maintenance now can help you avoid inconvenient and potentially costly freeze-ups once the temperature falls. Almost every building in the United States is subject to severe winter weather and that is especially true here in the NY Metro area. Last winter we some some record breaking temperatures and had one of the coldest winters… Read more »

New York City NFPA 25 Sprinkler Inspections

New York City sprinkler inspections are required by the New York City Fire Department to be inspected, tested and maintained as required by NFPA 25 2011 edition standards. Inspections must be performed by a competent person holding a certificate of fitness, employed by the owner, to see that all parts of the system are in… Read more »

Sprinkler douses fire at USM dorm

A fire at the University of Southern Maine was put out by the fire sprinkler system. Officials say the fire was started in a trash can in Upton-Hastings Hall around 2:30 a.m. on Monday.  Students living in the hall were evacuated to Brooks Student Center.  No one was hurt. The entire article can be read… Read more »

NYC Backflow Testing

NYC Backflow Testing is required by the New York City Department of Environmental Control (DEP) upon installation and on an annual basis, thereafter. Each backflow device must be tested by a New York State Certified Backflow Prevention Device Tester and a test report (FORM GEN-215B) certifying that the backflow prevention device is operating properly must… Read more »

Winter Advisory! Tips for Maintaining a sprinkler system through the colder months

Almost every building in the United States is subject to severe winter weather. Buildings in the northern and central parts of the country may be more at risk, but the south is not exempt from ice storms and arctic blasts. Actually, recent history shows that areas most vulnerable to damage are those in the southern… Read more »