St. Louis Automatic Sprinkler Company, Inc.

Prevent Fires ... It Pays

Do you know when was your sprinkler system last inspected?

If we do your fire sprinkler inspection, we can tell you this information.  St. Louis Automatic Sprinkler keeps detailed records of your inspections and backflow tests.

Your sprinkler system is an active fire protection system that must be inspected and tested regularly to help ensure that your system will work properly.





The National Fire Protection Association recommends that your system be inspected and tested regularly.  Here are just a few of your fire sprinkler system components and the frequencies that NFPA 25 (2008 edition) recommends inspections and tests.
Inspection

Items                                             Frequency

Guages (Wet Pipe System)----------------Monthly
Waterflow Devices-----------------------Quarterly
Fire Department Connection--------------Quarterly
Sprinklers--------------------------------Annually
Pipes and Fittings------------------------Annually


Test

Item                                                            Frequency

Fire Pumps---------------------------------Weekly/Annually
Waterflow Devices-------------------Quarterly/Semiannually
Main Drain--------------------------------Quarterly/Annually
Anitfreeze Solution---------------------------------Annually
Backflow Preventer test----------------------------Annually
Guages (Wet Pipe System)--------------------------5 years




Whenever your certain things in your building change, you should have your fire sprinkler system inspected.  Here are a few items that should cause you to re-evaluate your building's fire sprinkler system.

-  If your building occupancy or use changes.
-  Whenever your building architectural features change (walls,ceilings, additions).
-  If your water supply changes significantly.




You as a building owner, occupant, or employee can help prevent problems with your sprinkler system.


Just remember:

-  Never paint a fire sprinkler.  Custom painted sprinklers are usually available from the factory.
-  Never stack items close to fire sprinklers (keep 18" minimum below the sprinkler).  When items
    are stacked near fire sprinklers, they could block the spray pattern of the sprinkler and not
    allow the sprinkler to work as it was intended.
-  Never hang anything from ANY part of a fire sprinkler system. Especially from a sprinkler.  Hanging
    anything from a sprinkler could not only obstruct the discharge of the sprinkler, but it could cause
    the sprinkler to accidentally go off and cause unnecessary water damage to the property.







Thank you to NFPA and NFSA for providing much of this information included on this page.