Performing Fire Alarm System Installations & Retrofits

Fire Alarm System Installations & Retrofits

When it comes to performing fire alarm system installations or retrofitting a fire alarm system, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Our streamlined process ensures a seamless experience, tailored to the specific needs of your fire alarm system to keep things safe and compliant in six steps.   Initial Assessment: We start by assessing […]

Fire Extinguisher Testing & Inspections Explained

Fire Extinguisher Inspections

If you manage or occupy a multifamily building, commercial building, school, or industrial building, fire extinguishers will likely be found throughout your building. While occupants should always follow “safety first,” extinguishers can help put out small fires before they spread. Regularly testing and inspecting fire extinguishers ensures they stay functional for when they’re needed most […]

What’s A Dry Pipe Sprinkler System?

Dry Pipe Sprinkler System

Dry pipe sprinkler systems are primarily used in areas where ambient temperatures can drop below freezing, commonly found in unheated buildings or outside areas such as mezzanines or parking garages.   In traditional wet pipe sprinkler systems, water is always present in the pipes so when a sprinkler head is activated from a fire, the […]

Irrigation Backflow Inspections Explained

Irrigation Backflow Inspection

Irrigation systems utilize backflow preventer assemblies to prevent the contamination of the municipal drinkable water supply from irrigation water. Our inspections align with the guidelines set by the Irrigation Association and local plumbing codes, and follow a thorough process:   1. Visual Irrigation Backflow Inspection:  Our technicians carefully examine the irrigation backflow preventer assembly, including […]

Domestic Backflow Inspections Explained

Domestic Backflow

Domestic backflow preventer assemblies are installed to safeguard the drinkable water supply in apartment buildings, high rises, other multifamily buildings, and commercial buildings from any dirt, debris, or chemicals. Our inspections adhere to the guidelines outlined by local plumbing codes and ASSE, ABPA, and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Manual M14. Here’s how we […]

What’s Needed After A Fire Alarm System Test & Inspection?

Fire Alarm System Test

If you’ve recently had your fire alarm system tested and inspected, you may be wondering, “Do I have everything I need? What now?”   Throughout the testing and visual inspection of your fire alarm system’s devices, our skilled technicians diligently document all observations and findings. These go into a comprehensive report summarizing the findings and […]

Fire Backflow Inspections Explained

Fire Backflow Inspection

Fire backflow preventer assemblies protect the municipal drinkable water supply from the backflow of potentially contaminated water from your pressurized fire sprinkler system. Our technicians always follow the guidelines set by the NFPA 25 to make sure everything is up to code. The inspection process includes:   1. Visual Fire Backflow Inspection:  The fire backflow […]

Fire Sprinkler 5-Year Testing Explained

Fire Sprinkler 5-Year Testing

Every five years, fire sprinkler systems must undergo mandatory fire sprinkler 5-year testing and inspection, and fire department connection (FDC) hydrostatic testing during the annual test and inspection as per NFPA 25 13.8.5. This includes everything from your annual inspection, and adds that the piping form the FDC and the fire department check valve is […]

Fire Pump Inspections Explained

Fire Pump Inspections

Fire pumps are normally found in multifamily and commercial high-rise buildings to help pump water to the fire sprinkler heads in any part of the building, which requires fire pump inspections! A fire pump test and inspection is critical to verify the functionality and reliability of the fire suppression system, ensuring the pump performs as […]

Fire Sprinkler Antifreeze Explained

Fire sprinkler antifreeze systems are designed to prevent water-based fire suppression systems, such as fire sprinkler systems and standpipes, from freezing in cold weather months. This is especially important in states, such as Colorado, where temperatures drop below freezing in the winter and can render water-based fire suppression systems ineffective. Without these systems water can […]