How Often Should You Test Your Fire Suppression System?

Fire Suppression Systems Installing a fire suppression system in your building is one of the smartest things you can do. If a fire ever starts, the fire suppression system will spring into action and put it out right away. But in order to make sure your fire suppression system is working properly, you should have it tested on a regular basis. Here are the different inspections that should be done to keep your fire suppression system up and running.

Every week, you should…

Inspect the gauges on a dry fire suppression system. If you use a wet system, you can usually go about a month in between gauge inspections. But it never hurts to give your gauges a look to make sure they are functioning the way they should.

Every three months, you should…

Inspect the water flow alarm devices, control valves, hydraulic nameplates, and supervisory signal devices. All of these parts are vital to the functionality of your fire suppression system, so you will need to inspect them at least four times every year, if not more often.

Every year, you should…

Inspect the hanger bracing, pipes and fittings, and information signage. You can also inspect any spare sprinklers you have during this annual inspection.

Every five years, you should…

Inspect the inside of your sprinkler piping. While this doesn’t need to be done all that often, you shouldn’t forget about it. Corrosion can present a big problem for those who rely on a fire suppression system, and it could prevent your system from working in the event of a fire. Therefore, you should make note of this inspection on a calendar and make sure your schedule it.

S&S Fire Suppression Systems, Inc. can help you install the fire suppression system that is right for your specific property. We can also provide you with the inspection services you will need to keep it up and running. Call us at 845-365-2240 to schedule an inspection.