Improve Safety, Minimize Damage, and Lower Insurance Premiums
A well-maintained automatic fire sprinkler system ensures the safety of your building and your people by suppressing fire until the fire department can arrive to extinguish it. Your sprinkler system also minimizes property damage, shortens any disruption in your business, and keeps you up to code requirements for the fire marshal and your insurance company.
ABCO’s certified technicians inspect, repair, and maintain your sprinkler systems. We offer standard quarterly, semi-annual, and annuals inspections, as well as the required 5-year obstruction inspection.
During our inspection visit, our technicians can perform any necessary repairs to keep your system working properly, including changing heads, gauges, valves, and brakes. They can also repair any piping while they’re on site.
A Fire Sprinkler System is an active fire protection method, consisting of a water supply system, providing adequate pressure and flowrate to a water distribution piping system, onto which fire sprinklers are connected. Sprinkler systems are intended to either control the fire or suppress the fire.
Different fire sprinkler systems include:
- Wet Sprinkler System
- Dry Sprinkler System
- Antifreeze System
- Preaction System
A fire pump is part of a fire sprinkler system’s water supply, powered by electric or diesel fuel, and providing water flow at a higher pressure to the sprinkler system risers. Fire pumps are necessary when local municipal water systems cannot provide sufficient pressure for the hydraulic design requirements of the fire sprinkler system. It is essential to have a fire pump inspected and serviced regularly to ensure it will work when it’s needed.
Standpipes are designed to supply water for hose lines in strategically placed locations within a building. Routine service and inspections are required to verify they are in working order when needed.
We service the three classes of standpipe systems:
- Class l: Provides a 2-½-inch hose connection but no attached hose, and is typically designed to handle a larger volume of water.
- Class ll: – Provides a 1-½-inch hose connection and are typically placed in cabinets with 100 feet of hose.
- Class lll: – Provides both a 1-½-inch and a 2-½-inch hose connection and is also designed to handle a larger volume of water.
Backflow Preventers are installed to allow water to enter your business and prevent the water from going back into the public water. This protects the public water supply from being contaminated.
It is important to have your backflow preventer tested once a year to make sure your backflow is working properly.
There are several different types of Backflows:
Fire hydrants allow firefighters to tap into a water supply and work when a hose is attached and the valve is opened, tapping into a powerful flow of water. Most fire hydrants are connected to the public water supply and the local water authority and/or fire department will inspect and maintain them. If you have a fire hydrant on your property, you are responsible for making sure it works properly. Get peace of mind the hydrant is in full working order by hiring ABCO’s professionals to perform service and inspections.
Trust ABCO for all your sprinkler system repair and inspection needs, including:
Annual inspection of the standpipe
Annual backflow preventer inspection
As mandated by the water authority.
Annual inspection of the fire pump
Fire hydrant inspections and flow tests
Be proactive and ensure you’re up to code with the fire marshal and your insurance carrier!
ABCO takes the stress out of your fire marshal inspections because you always know your sprinkler system is properly maintained and functional.