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Fire Prevention and Fire Safety in Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Springfield, Peoria & Elgin, Illinois

NFPA 25 standards and codes list many tests and inspections that are required to be completed on your fire sprinkler system. Always contact a licensed fire protection company to complete all service, maintenance, tests and inspections that will be conducted on your fire protection and fire sprinkler system.

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Commercial Fire Sprinkler Tests and Inspections

We are able to keep your commercial business up to date with all your fire sprinkler and fire protection systems tests and inspections. Contact us today!

Your fire protection system requires periodic tests and inspections, that you the building owner are responsible for. Contact us to establish a schedule for routine tests, inspections and maintenance for your fire protection system and installed commercial fire sprinklers.

Building Owners Responsibility
As you know, testing and inspection of fire protection systems and devices is the responsibility of the building owner. NFPA 25 1998 Edition section 1-4.2 states “the responsibility for properly maintaining a water-based fire protection system shall be that of the owner(s) of the property. By means of periodic inspections, tests, and maintenance, the equipment shall be shown to be in good operating condition, or any defects or impairments shall be revealed. Inspection, testing, and maintenance shall be implemented in accordance with procedures meeting or exceeding those established in this document [NFPA 25] and in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. These tasks shall be performed by personnel who have developed competence through training and experience.”
Any sprinkler system deficiency or performance related issue shall be repaired by the building owner. NFPA 25 1998 Edition section1-4.4 states that “the owner or occupant promptly shall correct or repair deficiencies, damaged parts, or impairments found while performing the inspection, test, and maintenance requirements of this standard. Corrections and repairs shall be
performed by qualified maintenance personnel or a qualified contractor.”

Automatic Fire Sprinkler Test and Inspection Frequency

Sprinkler Device Activity Frequency
Automatic Fire Sprinkler System
Gauges (Dry, Pre-Action, Deluge Systems) Inspection Weekly/Monthly
Control Valves Inspection Weekly/Monthly
Alarm Devices Inspection Quarterly
Gauges (Wet Pipe Systems) Inspection Monthly
Hydraulic Nameplate Inspection Quarterly
Buildings Inspection Annually (Prior to Freezing)
Hanger/Seismic Bracing Inspection Annually
Pipe and Fittings Inspection Annually
Sprinklers Inspection Annually
Spare Sprinklers Inspection Annually
Fire Department Connections Inspection Quarterly
Alarm Devices Test Quarterly/Semi-Annually
Main Drain Test Annually
Anti-freeze Solution Test Annually
Gauges Test 5 Years
Sprinklers - Extra High Temperature Test 5 Years
Sprinklers - Fast Response Test 20 Years (10yr After)
Sprinklers Test 50 Years (10yr After)
Valves Maintenance Annually (As Needed)
Obstruction Maintenance 5 Years (As Needed)
Low Point Drains (Dry Pipe Systems) Maintenance Annually (Prior to Freezing)
Private Fire Service Main
Hose Houses Inspection Quarterly
Hydrants (Dry Barrel with Wall) Inspection Annually (Every Use)
Monitor Nozzle Inspection Semi-Annually
Hydrants (Wet Barrel) Inspection Annually (Every Use)
Mainline Strainers Inspection Annually (Every Flow)
Piping (Exposed) Inspection Annually
Piping (Underground) Inspection (See NFPA 25)
Monitor Nozzle Test Annually (Every Flow)
Hydrants Test Annually (Every Flow)
Piping (Exposed & Underground) Test 5 Years
Mainline Strainers Maintenance Annually (Every Use)
Hose Houses Maintenance Annually
Monitor Nozzle Maintenance Annually
Standpipe Fire Sprinklers
Control Valves Inspection Weekly/Monthly
Pressure Regulating Devices Inspection Quarterly
Piping Inspection Quarterly
Hose Connections Inspection Quarterly
Cabinet Inspection Annually
Hose Inspection Annually
Hose Storage Device Inspection Annually
Alarm Device Test Quarterly
Hose Nozzle Test Annually
Hose Storage Device Test Annually
Hose Test 5 yrs / 3 yrs
Pressure Control Valves Test 5 Years
Pressure Reducing Valve Test 5 Years
Hydrostatic Test Test 5 Years
Flow Test Test 5 Years
Main Drain Test Test Annually
Hose Connections Maintenance Annually
Valves Maintenance Annually (As Needed)
Water Storage Tanks
Conditions of Water in Tank Inspection Monthly/Quarterly
Water Temperature Inspection Daily/Weekly
Heating System Inspection Daily/Weekly
Control Valves Inspection Weekly/Monthly
Water Level Inspection Monthly/Quarterly
Air Pressure Inspection Quarterly
Tank Exterior Inspection Quarterly
Support Structure Inspection Quarterly
Catwalks and Ladders Inspection Quarterly
Surrounding Areas Inspection Annually
Valves
Control Valves
Sealed Inspection Weekly
Locked Inspection Monthly
Tamper Switches Inspection Monthly
Alarm Valves
Exterior Inspection Monthly
Interior Inspection 5 Years
Strainers, Filters, Orifices Inspection 5 Years
Check Valves
Interior Inspection 5 Years
Pre-Action/Deluge Valves
Enclosure (cold) Inspection Daily/Weekly
Exterior Inspection Monthly
Interior Inspection Annually/5 years
Strainers, Filters, Orifices Inspection 5 years
Dry Pipe Valves/Quick Opening Devices
Enclosure Inspection Daily/Weekly
Exterior Inspection Monthly
Interior Inspection Annually
Strainers, Filters, Orifices Inspection 5 Years
Pressure Reducing and Relief Valves
Sprinkler System Inspection 5 Years
Hose Connections Inspection Quarterly
Hose Racks Inspection Quarterly
Fire Pump Inspection Weekly
Backflow Prevention Assemblies
Reduced Pressure Inspection Weekly/Monthly
Reduced Pressure Detectors Inspection Weekly/Monthly
System Devices
Fire Department Connections Inspection Quarterly
Main Drains Test Annually/Quarterly
Water-Flow Alarms Test Quarterly
Control Valves
Position Test Annually
Operation Test Annually
Supervisory Test Semi-Annually
Pre-Action/Deluge Valves
Priming Water Test Quarterly
Low Air Pressure Alarm Test Quarterly
Full Flow Test Annually
Pre-Action/Deluge Valves
Priming Water Test Quarterly
Low Air Pressure Alarm Test Quarterly
Full Flow Test Annually
Dry Pipe Valves/Quick Opening Devices
Priming Water Test Quarterly
Low Air Pressure Alarm Test Quarterly
Quick Opening Devices Test Quarterly
Trip Test Test Annually
Full Flow Trip Test Test 3 Years
Pressure Reducing and Relief Valves
Sprinkler System Test 5 Years
Circulation Relief Test Annually
Pressure Relief Valves Test Annually
Hose Connections Test 5 Years
Hose Racks Test Annually
System Devices
Backflow Prevention Assemblies Maintenance Annually
Control Valves Maintenance Annually
Pre-Action/Deluge Valves Maintenance Annually
Dry Pipe Valves/Quick Opening Devices Maintenance Annually

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