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Annual Inspection & Certification of Dry Fire Sprinkler System
It is recommended that Dry Fire Sprinkler Systems Inspections be performed when temperatures are 40º F or above.
Our Technician will test and inspect each Dry Fire Sprinkler system. This service will include a partial trip test annually and a full flow trip test once every 3 years. All alarm devices will be tested for proper operation and all low point drains will be drained. All sprinkler heads will be checked to assure proper type, placement and coverage. Additionally, we will check for damaged, out of date or painted heads. A main drain test will be performed, with static and residual pressures recorded on the Certificate of Inspection. Our technician will flush the main drain and Inspector’s test valve, exercise and lubricate control valves. Upon completion of this inspection, a Fire Sprinkler Certificate of Inspection will be sent to you. This service work meets NFPA 25 requirements for Annual Inspection of Dry Fire Sprinkler System.

Annual Inspection & Certification of Wet Fire Sprinkler System
Our technician will check the sprinkler heads to assure proper type, placement and coverage. Additionally, we will check for damaged, out of date or painted heads. A main drain test will be performed, with static and residual pressures recorded on the Certificate of Inspection. Our technician will flush the main drain and Inspector’s test valve, exercise and lubricate control valves. Upon completion of this inspection, a Fire Sprinkler Certificate of Inspection will be sent to you. This service work meets NFPA 25 requirements for Annual Inspection of Wet Fire Sprinkler System.

Annual Testing of Antifreeze Loop
Our technician will take a small sample from multiple locations on the system piping and test the specific gravity of the solution to determine the effective freeze and burst points.
Chicago Fire Sprinkler Standpipe
Inspection and Test of Standpipe System
Fox Valley Fire & Safety provides the labor and material required to conduct a flow test on the standpipe at your facility. Our technician will flow water through the standpipe and take readings to assure the standpipe reaches the required 500 gpm flow rate. Upon completion of this test, your standpipe is code compliant for the period of five years.

Obstruction InvestigationFire Sprinkler Obstruction Blockage
Our technician will disconnect the piping at various locations of the system piping, conduct a visual inspection and check for corrosion and debris. Upon completion, a Certificate will be sent to you. This service meets NFPA 25 requirements for 5 year obstruction investigation.

Annual Inspection & Flushing of Fire Hydrants
Our technician will flush and lubricate each fire hydrant and record static and reserved pressures, as well as water flow rate. An Inspection Report, listing each hydrant and deficiencies found, if any, will be provided upon completion of this work.

 

Fire Pump Testing and Inspection

Annual Inspection & Performance Testing of Fire PumpFire Pumps
Fox Valley Fire & Safety provides the labor and material required to conduct a full performance flow test of the fire pump, including electrical readings on the fire pump controller and performance ratings of the fire pump at churn, 100% flow and 150% flow. Upon completion, you will receive a Fire Pump Test Report. This service work meets NFPA 25 and NFPA 20 requirements for Annual Inspection and Performance Testing of Fire Pump. Read More…

Weekly Churn Test
Fox Valley Fire & Safety provides the labor and materials required to conduct a weekly churn test, without the water flowing. Our technician will record pressure at the discharge side and the suction side of the pump, record the rpm reading and insure that the casing release valve operates properly. This service work meets with NFPA 25 requirements for weekly churn testing of electric fire pumps.

Monthly Inspection of Diesel Fire Pump
Fox Valley Fire & Safety provides the labor and material required to conduct a monthly inspection of the diesel fire pump, including fuel levels, batteries.
This service work meets NFPA 25 and NFPA 20 requirements for Monthly Inspection of Diesel Fire Pump.

 

MIC Testing

MIC-Corrosion

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) Testing
Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion, or MIC, has been identified as a contributing factor in corrosion of sprinkler system piping. Fox Valley Fire & Safety will collect water or sludge samples from the fire sprinkler system piping and send them to an independent testing lab for analysis. A full report of the test results will be provided, defining the type and concentration of any potential MIC-causing bacteria. Based on the results of this testing, Fox Valley Fire & Safety will recommend a custom-designed plan for mitigation of the MIC. Read More…

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Backflow Testing

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Annual Inspection & Testing of Backflow Preventer Devices
Backflow Preventers are very important health and safety devices. These devices prevent the water in your sprinkler system, irrigation systems, ice machines, boilers, or other non-potable water systems from getting back into the domestic water supply. Code requires annual inspection and service of these critical devices.

Fox Valley Fire & Safety will dispatch a State licensed Cross-Connection Control – Certified Backflow Test Technician to perform the code required backflow test. The backflow device is tagged with the Inspection Report and a duplicate is sent to you. Read More…