We at Capitol Fire Sprinkler are happy to introduce to you a new service! Beginning immediately, we now offer testing for your backflow prevention device. What is a backflow prevention device? The purpose of a backflow prevention device is to keep contaminants from flowing back into…READ MORE
When choosing a fire sprinkler company to maintain your system, a lot more than just price should go into your decision-making process. You wouldn’t trust just anyone to protect you and your building in the event of a fire, would you? 1) Proper Licensing It is crucial that the company you chos…READ MORE
Did you know NFPA25 requires specific monthly and yearly testing of fire pumps? Make sure your fire protection system is up to code and working properly. Wait Back Up, What Is a Fire Pump? A fire pump is used when the water supply can’t provide enough pressure to meet the…READ MORE
You just received a violation citing hydrostatic testing. The first thing you do is call Capitol Fire Sprinkler to correct it. Right? Right. Capitol Fire Sprinkler then secures a test date with the fire department to perform the test with a fire department inspector present. But you’…READ MORE
If you have a fire sprinkler system, you don’t actually need to test it, right? Wrong. Sure, testing is performed to comply with NFPA regulations, insurance requirements, and to keep you out of trouble with the fire department (ahem, violations). But it also lets you know if your sys…READ MORE
So, what exactly is a hydrostatic test you ask? Well, in simplest terms, the test confirms the fire sprinkler/standpipe components are in working condition and are acceptable for fire department use. Oh, and the FDNY will issue a violation for the test every five years…READ MORE
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