Fire Sprinkler and Backflow Devices

fire sprinkler and backflow devices

Gold Standard in Structure Protection

Civilian death rates from fire are 87% lower in properties with sprinklers that operate than in properties with non-working or no sprinklers, per NFPA. And the Safe Drinking Water Act protects our potable water supplies from contaminated fire sprinkler backflow—when installed and maintained properly.

Why Choose Commercial Fire for your Fire Sprinkler/Backflow Service

Our experienced technicians offer best in-class service when it comes to maintaining your Fire Sprinkler and Backflow systems. Our team will ensure all systems are up to code and fully operational in the event of an emergency.

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Maintenance Schedule

Every Week or Every Month
  • Depending on the system, inspection of gauges (wet, deluge, and dry systems)
Every Month
  • Inspect gauges for wet, deluge, and dry systems
Every 3 Months
  • Inspection of fire department connections, alarm devices, and hydraulic nameplates
Every Year
  • Required inspection of your buildings, fittings/sprinklers, hanger and seismic bracing
  • Required testing and inspection of control valves, gauges, backflow preventer, anti-freeze loops, alarm switches, visible piping, and fire department connections
  • Inspection and trip test of dry, pre-action, and deluge systems
Every 5 Years
  • Inspection of hoses, containers, and piping Service as needed
  • Standpipe testing (including dry standpipe hydrostatic testing)
  • Internal pipe inspections & obstruction investigations
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The CF Inspection Checklist

Inspect
  • Fire department connection (FDC)
  • Riser, bracing, & control valves
  • Gauges
  • Water flow switch & alarm bell
  • Control valves
  • Inspect sprinkler heads (confirm required sprinkler heads & wrench are present)
  • Main drain (static & residual PSI)
  • Check valves, cross mains, & remote branch lines (every 5 years)
  • Pre-action, and deluge systems, gauges and control valve
  • Spare Sprinklers
  • Pipes and fitting
  • Signage
Test
  • Water flow switch & alarm bell
  • Control valves
  • Main drain (static & residual PSI)
  • Fire pump
  • Alarm devices
  • Deluge
  • Antifreeze solution
  • Pre-action valve
Verify
  • Ensure 3-way test valve is present & open

Note: Backflow device(s) are tested on an annual basis, unless the water purveyors require the RP or RPZ to be tested semi-annually. Inspection of backflow devices is not required as part of the sprinkler inspection.

Commercial Fire is also available 24/7, should you need additional service. From replacing and repairing to installing new equipment, we're your total fire sprinkler system service solution.

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