Repairs and Maintenance

Regular preventative maintenance is also the best way to avoid system downtime and costly emergency service. However, this category is by far the most neglected of all in regards to fire sprinkler systems. Without ongoing maintenance of equipment, the cost of a repair to a fire sprinkler system can grow exponentially over time. Regular maintenance helps identify future problems allowing property owners and managers to accurately predict and budget system repair cost far in advance.

Cost Saving Maintenance

Our expertly trained technicians can provide invaluable feedback while on site and make suggestions regarding your systems; providing options for clients based on NFPA standards and manufacturers’ suggestions. The staff at Absolute Fire Protection know the significant benefits and cost savings consistent with persistent maintenance and upkeep. We will be more than happy to carry out your cost saving maintenance plan for you.

Example: A small leak on a dry system will cause the air compressor to run more than once a day. This will introduce additional warm moist air into your dry system and accelerate the corrosion factor by the quantity of times the compressor runs.
Result: A system that should last 50 years may only last 10 due to a minor leak in your system!!!

Systems To Be Maintained On A Regular Basis

Below are maintenance items on fire protection systems that should be reviewed for necessity on a regular basis:

  • Sprinkler Systems (internal pipe condition review)
  • Standpipe and Hose Systems (flow rate testing)
  • Fire Pumps (internal review, impeller packing)
  • Water Storage Tanks (automatic fill valves and leakage)
  • Backflow Preventers (internal cleaning)

Helpful Documents/Charts

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Quick FAQ....

I have a standpipe system with two risers. The original design indicates a total flow of 750 gpm (2839 Lpm). Am I required to flow this much water for the five year flow test?

No. When conducting the five year flow test, one riser is tested at a time. Therefore, the flow should be a total of 500 gpm (1892 Lpm), 250 gpm (946 lpm) for each of the two topmost outlets.