Fire Protection Contractors adhere to the Maintenance protocols put in place by the NFPA 25. These protocols are the baseline for maintenance of water-based fire protection systems. Compliance helps maximize system integrity to avoid failure and ensure fast, effective response in a fire emergency.
Maintenance – Fire sprinkler systems need routine maintenance. Most of this maintenance will come because of your scheduled inspections and testing. All issues or recommendations discovered during these processes should be taken seriously and fixed as soon as possible. Doing so will keep your system working properly and prevent future issues.
There are a few ways to make sure a facility is following the NFPA 25.
- Check the tags on your system and make sure they are up to date with the inspection and testing schedule.
- Make sure a licensed contractor is hired for the work.
- Check the license/certifications of the technician performing the work. NICET 2 certification (3 years of online courses) or a DOL certified course (10,000 hours over 5 years).
Maintenance of your fire sprinkler system is important to prevent emergency service and save you money. In addition, it will ensure your system works when it is needed to save lives and property