Best Defense is Your Source for 5 Year Sprinkler Inspections
The National Fire Protection Association's NFPA 25 Inspection and Testing requirements dictate that quarterly, annual and 5 year inspections are conducted on fire sprinkler systems. The purpose of the 5 year test is to ensure the pipes don't have any blockages that would diminish or completely block the flow of water in the case of a fire.
The 5 year test goes beyond quarterly and annual tests and inspects the interior of the pipe, at both a flushing connection and a sprinkler head at the end of a branch line. Using tools such as a rotating inspection scope, the pipe interior is checked for the presence of MIC (Micro-biologically Influenced Corrosion) as well as sludge and other organic and inorganic materials. The system gauges are to be replaced or tested with a calibration gauge and check valves are to be checked to ensure they operate correctly.
Trust the sprinkler professionals at Best Defense Fire Protection & Security to keep your systems working properly and protecting life and property from fire danger!