Commercial property sprinkler systems should be serviced annually.
Commercial sprinkler system maintenance is essential to ensure that your sprinkler heads operate as intended in the event of a fire, protecting your premises and equipment, and giving personnel the chance to evacuate safely. Maintenance may be a legal requirement in some cases and could also be a requirement of the buildings fire strategy.
Under BSEN 12845, a commercial sprinkler system should be periodically inspected at least once a year by a third party. This must be by an independent third party and not the building occupier or insurer.
Preventative maintenance, including a detailed annual sprinkler system service, gives you the confidence you need to know that your business is protected, which is why Base Fire Sprinklers offer sprinkler servicing to commercial and residential customers alike.
I would like to compliment the engineers that we have met on site who have completed the servicing and repair works on the systems....I cannot find one area where I would be unhappy with the service we have received.
Jack Newell, Weaver Vale Housing Trust
What's involved in a sprinkler system service?
A comprehensive commercial sprinkler system service will look at the key elements of your sprinkler system, check that they are working correctly and identify any causes for concern.
Some examples of what's involved in a commercial sprinkler system service include:
Check the flow and pressure of the water supply
Check the capacity and condition of the water storage tank
Check the size and functionality of the water pump
Check the control valves, flow switches, zone valves and test valves
Inspect sprinkler heads and pipework for signs of impeded functionalityt
Visual check of complete system for any leaks
Test of fire sprinkler alarm (if installed)
At the end of your commercial sprinklers service, we'll complete the necessary paperwork to detail our findings and any recommendations made, giving you documentary evidence you can use as part of any future insurance claim.
What if any faults are found?
Base Fire Sprinklers have a team of fully qualified, competent engineers ready to take care of any repairs that are needed as a result of your sprinklers' annual service.
This can be something as simple as replacing a sprinkler head that has been painted over, or verifying the system overall is still sufficient to serve our premises under its current use.
Any recommendations we make, and any repair work we carried out, is always with the goal to comply with the regulations that apply to your specific industry, and to give you the protection you expect from your sprinklers in the event of a fire.
Do I need commercial sprinklers?
Standards vary for different occupancies depending on what the building is used for; however, in most commercial properties you will be expected to carry out a fire risk assessment.
Whether fire sprinklers are mandatory or not, installing them is an excellent way to demonstrate that you have taken action to reduce your risk and to prevent the spread of fires.
Overall, losses due to fire in premises protected by sprinklers are thought to be about 90% lower than in fire-damaged properties with no sprinklers installed, and commercial sprinkler systems have a reliability rate of over 99%.
Installing sprinklers can even help you to avoid certain limitations on commercial developments, such as reducing the minimum acceptable distance between buildings and removing the need for some passive fire precautions to be installed.
Can I schedule annual servicing?
Yes, Base Fire Sprinklers offer annual service and maintenance contracts. This gives you peace of mind that your system will be serviced after no more than 12 months, keeping all of your documentation up to date.
If you have multiple commercial properties, we can schedule annual services for each, so that you don't need to worry about keeping track of your estate: we will make sure everything is inspected every 12 months and notify you of any repairs or recommendations.
Our engineers are qualified, accredited and competent, holding all of the professional certifications needed to conduct services and maintenance on commercial sprinkler systems, so you can trust that the documentation complies with commercial standards.
What commercial properties do you cover?
Fire sprinkler systems can be installed into almost any type of building, giving excellent protection against fire damage and loss of life - and no matter what your building is used for, it's essential to get your sprinklers serviced and repaired.
Our installation and retrofit work covers residential properties but our servicing and maintenance includes a wide variety of commercial premises too.
This includes, but is not limited to:
We welcome all enquiries. If you have a commercial sprinkler system installed and would like to know if we can service and maintain it, just ask and if appropriate, we can get to work on setting up an inspection schedule for you.
Why work with Base Fire Sprinklers?
Our professional accreditations and membership of fire safety industry organisations show the high standards to which we hold ourselves, and which we aim to deliver on every client contract without fail.
We offer free, no-obligation quotes, so if you're in the process of comparing multiple suppliers for a commercial sprinkler maintenance contract, we would be happy to provide a costing upfront.
Our exceptional levels of service have resulted in a client base that spans Greater Manchester, Stockport, Warrington, Liverpool and across the Pennines to Sheffield, Leeds and beyond.
All materials used by Base Fire Sprinklers are suitable for the premises and application, and are installed to the appropriate standards, so you can put your trust in the quality of the workmanship you will receive from our fully qualified engineers.
Why Choose Base Fire Sprinklers?
At Base Fire Sprinklers we are proud of our commercial property sprinkler servicing and maintenance service.
Our professional accreditations include SafeContractor status, along with, ISO9001, ISO45001, ISO14001 and FIRAS certification, so you can verify the quality of our work via industry-leading third-party schemes. We meet the requirement for a 'competent person' to carry out your annual sprinkler service, in order for it to comply with the standards.
Sprinkler systems speak for themselves. In addition to the return on investment mentioned above, sprinklers offer compelling safety characteristics. In 94% of incidents, sprinklers work as intended, and are 99% effective at controlling the spread of fire.
Incidents and emergencies do happen, and sprinkler systems are there to minimise damage, assist in the emergency response and provide much-needed time for occupants to escape without suffering from smoke inhalation.
At Base Fire Sprinklers, we are proud to have provided exceptional service and support to clients in Stockport, Manchester, Warrington, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and beyond. Our team's extensive industry experience and commitment to safety have earned us a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy partner for all of your fire sprinkler needs.
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Regular servicing is about keeping your sprinkler system in good working order, while reducing avoidable costs associated with retrospective repair work.
With Base Fire Sprinklers' help, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you, your property and your personnel are protected.
If you would like to make an enquiry about our commercial sprinkler services or ask us anything about the work we do for our commercial clients, please get in touch and we'll be happy to help.