FDNY Sprinkler Inspection

NYC fire sprinkler inspections, testing, and repairs

Whether you're in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens or Staten Island, we can meet all of your fire sprinkler needs. 

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Sprinkler Inspections

NYC buildings (residential and commercial) are required by law to have inspection regimens if they have fire sprinkler systems with more than 32 heads. The Fire Department of New York regularly, issues violations when these requirements are not met. Monthly, quarterly, and annual inspections are mandatory and internal obstruction assessments are required during the annual inspection every 5th year.

Inspections

Our comprehensive inspections are conducted to ensure your tenants and property are safe. Our services include monthly inspections, rigorous quarterly testing, and FDNY /insurance violation repair work. 

Reporting

During the inspection, we check for damages or alterations to your sprinkler system and confirm whether or not it is operating properly and that all components are undamaged. Each month we email you a copy of the inspection and photos of your system.

Estimates

We provide easy-to-understand reports and if needed we send estimates that outline recommendations to maintain compliance. Upon your approval, our team of experts quickly bring your system up to code, keeping your property and your people safe.

Access

Each month we email you a copy of the inspection, photos of your system, and easy-to-understand proposals detailing how to fix any issues we encounter. Your information is kept on file and your account can be accessed anytime via our online portal.  

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We follow the latest standards set by NFPA 25 and offer inspection services, routine maintenance, fire extinguisher examinations, fire sprinkler testing and more. View our requirements section below for additional information and inspection timelines.

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Property Managers Need to Know

Building owners are responsible for the testing and maintenance of the fire alarm system. Owners are also required to maintain records for all inspections and store them in the same building as the fire sprinkler system. If you do not meet this requirement and are found guilty of violating Fire Code laws, you may be required to appear in front of a judge at a court hearing. 

 Inspections are based on the system installed and should follow the National Fire Alarm Code Standards. The inspector should also hold a Certificate of Fitness of City-Wide Sprinkler Systems.

​Required  monthly, quarterly, and annual sprinkler inspections

Monthly Sprinkler Inspections

Standpipe & Sprinkler System ( testing and maintenance) in accordance with NFPA24


Inspection of Main Components

  • System in Service
  • Supply Pressure
  • System Pressure
  • Inspect Gauges, Control Valves, Signage, Alarm Valves, Alarm Trim Valves, 
  • Inspect Retard Chamber and Alarm Drain Not Leaking

Testing and Maintenance
  • Fire Pump 
  • Suction Pressure
  • Discharge Pressure

Fire Pump & Dry Valve Inspection 
  • Fire Pump ( in service, indicator light, jockey pump, jockey pump valves +)
  • Dry Valve ( water pressure, air pressure, gauges, alarm connections and opening devices)
Quarterly Tests and Inspections

Quarterly Tests and Inspections 

Include the monthly visual inspection in addition to:

  • Testing / Maintenance 
  • Water flow alarm
  • Water motor 
  • Connections / bypass connections
  • Drainage before flow testing
  • Supply water gauge reading ( initial, residual and static)
  • System returned to service
  • Alarm panel clear
Additional Quarterly Tests and Semi Annual

Semi Annual 

  • Operate & lubricate control valve
  • Test tamper switches

FDC QUARTERLY 
  • Visible
  • Accessible
  • Swivels / coupling undamaged and swivels smoothly
  • ID's signs in place
  • Check valve is not leaking
  • Ball drip positioning
  • Clapper is in place and operational
  • Interior has been inspected

QUARTERLY CONT.
  • Alarm Panel is clear
  • Tank support structure is free from damage
  • Tank ladders OK
  • Standpipe hangers and bracing attached tightly and undamaged 
  • Standpipe and standpipe piping free of damage, leakage, mechanical damage and external loading 
  • Inspect standpipe hose connections and hose racks


Annual Tests and Annual Sprinkler Inspections

Annual tests and inspections include the monthly visual inspection, semi annual inspections, and quarterly inspections in addition to:


Quarterly Continued

  • Hangers and seismic bracing
  • Check piping for ( corrosion, leaking, alignment, and free of external loading) 
  • Check sprinkler heads ( leakage, corrosion, foreign materials, paint, physical damage, orientation, obstructions,)
  • Glass bulbs are full of liquid
  • 6 spare sprinklers located in sprinkler room
  • Wrench is available

PRIOR TO FREEZING WEATHER
  • Building is secure and pipes not exposed
  • Adequate heat is provided to system
  • Temperatures of 40 degrees F or higher.


Annual Flow Tests

Annual Flow Tests

If your building has more than 32 sprinkler heads you must have a Flow Test performed and reported (to the FDNY) annually by a Fire Suppression Contractor or LMP. This test ensures that if your system should become activated, there will be adequate water pressure to the uppermost section of the sprinkler system to provide fire protection. The minimum water pressure must be 15 PSI at the test station. 


Once every five years the FDNY must witness this test. 

The Fire Department will notify you by mail that you must schedule a test. 


Annual Tests  / Additional Tests

MD Test WM #1 & 2

Fire Pump Full Test

Dry Pipe Valve Trip Test ( with and w/o FDNY)

Stand Pipe Flow & Hydrostatic tests

Sprinkler Hydrostatic Tests

FDNY 5 Year Flow Test

FDNY Flow Test

Once every five years the FDNY must witness this test. The Fire Department will notify you by mail that you must schedule a test. Please send us a copy of the notification and we can help you schedule your test with the FDNY.


In order to conduct this test, the building must have an Inspector Test Valve installed on your sprinkler system. This allows the Fire Department to measure the water pressure in the sprinkler system. It must be located on the upper most floor of the building, in a public hallway, directly after the sprinkler head furthest from the building’s entrance. It is identifiable by pressure gauges, a hose valve and a small white sign stating ‘Inspector’s Test Valve’. You will also need a small bucket and a hose.

Quix Tips 

Quix Fire Sprinkler Program

Contracts are billed annually even though inspections are performed monthly. A Quix rep will contact you two months in advance of your term ending with an option to renew or discontinue.

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Monthly Inspections

Inspections are on the same day each month

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