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Fire Sprinkler Servicing & Sprinklers Repairs

Fire Sprinkler Servicing and repairs are a way to keep residential and commercial sprinkler systems well maintained.

We provide expert repair services and regular servicing across a wide range of property types.

 

This includes residential customers either as standalone Fire Sprinkler Repair services or as part of a new sprinkler installation or retrofit of a fire suppression system, with annual service contracts available as required.

 

For commercial property owners, although we typically focus on residential work for new installations, we have the qualifications and experience required to service and repair commercial sprinkler systems and welcome all enquiries in this area.

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We really appreciate your efficiency and urgency with fixing the leak, which was an entirely different service to the other company provided by our residential management. We will be recommending your company to other residents on the development in the future.

Olivia Shackleton, Property Owner, Manchester

Why get sprinklers serviced?

A yearly service must be done for residential fire sprinkler systems in the UK under British Standard BS9251. If you own property with residential tenants, you MUST schedule a full sprinkler service at least every 12 months.

 

Your sprinklers have multiple parts, any one of which can fail without proper maintenance. A one-off or annual sprinkler service allows us to inspect your components in detail, to check that they are working as intended.

 

Without regular servicing, your system could develop a range of faults, such as blocked or unresponsive sprinkler heads, leaking pipes and corroded water storage tanks.

 

During an incident, this could leave you with reduced water pressure or no water at all coming from your sprinklers, significantly impacting the level of protection they offer to your property and its occupants.

What's in a sprinkler service?

A comprehensive sprinkler service is essential to ensure that your fire protection system is always ready to perform effectively in the event of a fire. Fire Sprinklers Repairs are also carried out when needed, as we look to improve your safety.

At Base Fire Sprinklers, we go beyond basic checks to provide an extensive evaluation and service. Our meticulous approach ensures that your fire suppression system is not just functional, but optimally configured for your specific needs and property layout.

Assessment of Age and Condition

Understanding the age and current condition of your sprinkler system is crucial. We conduct a thorough inspection to assess wear and tear, potential vulnerabilities, and parts that may need replacement or upgrading. This step is vital in maintaining the system's reliability over time.

Flow Test and Pressure Test

We perform detailed flow and pressure tests to ensure that the water pressure and volume meet the required standards. These tests help in identifying any hidden issues such as blockages or leaks and verify that the system will deliver adequate water flow during a fire emergency.

Mains and Tank Water Supply Inspection

Our service includes a comprehensive examination of both the mains and the tank water supply. This is to ensure that the water source is reliable and capable of supplying the sprinkler system effectively, especially during prolonged usage.

Checking System Valve Positions

We inspect all system valve positions to confirm that they are set correctly. Misaligned valves can severely impact the system's performance, and our team ensures they are positioned for optimal functionality.

Pump Duty Analysis

The pump is the heart of your sprinklers. We conduct a detailed examination of the pump's duty cycle, efficiency, and operational readiness. This includes checking for any signs of mechanical wear or electrical issues.

Comprehensive Reporting

After our service visit, we provide you with a detailed report of our findings. This report serves as a record of your compliance with legal requirements for annual servicing and highlights any recommendations or necessary actions for maintenance or improvement.

 

A well-maintained fire sprinkler system is your first line of defence against fire. Regular, comprehensive servicing by our expert fire sprinkler repair engineers ensures that your system is always in peak condition, ready to protect your property and its occupants.

If you have any specific concerns, you can let us know beforehand, and we will make sure to investigate and provide you with full details of our findings, which you can keep on record as proof that you have complied with the legal requirement for an annual service.

What if I need Fire Sprinkler System Repair?

If we find any parts of the system that are not performing as expected -  such as reduced pressure or capacity, or complete breakage - we will let you know and can recommend a suitable replacement part to retro fit.

Because we design, supply and install fire suppression solutions, we can make sure that we suggest the most suitable replacement part when repairing a sprinkler system. You may even decide to opt for a more extensive retro fit that brings your premises right up to date while fixing your sprinkler system.

We can provide no-obligation quotes for any work to be carried out, so that you are always free to decide whether or not to proceed. We will always let you know if we believe repairs to be critical, to avoid delays that could put residents at risk.

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What common issues happen in fire sprinkler systems?

Fire sprinkler systems, while robust and reliable, are not immune to issues that can affect their performance. Having your fire sprinklers regularly serviced is crucial to identify and address these common problems before they compromise the system's effectiveness. At Base Fire Sprinklers, we prioritise identifying and resolving these issues promptly.

Corrosion and Rust 

One of the most prevalent issues in fire sprinkler systems is corrosion, which can lead to rust formation within the pipes. Corrosion can be caused by various factors, including the presence of oxygen, the quality of water in the system, and the material of the pipes. Water flow can become obstructed, leading to reduced functionality or failure during a fire emergency.

Faulty or Clogged Sprinklers

Sprinkler heads can become damaged, clogged, or painted over, which can significantly hinder their operation. It's essential to ensure that these heads are free from obstructions and damage to ensure they are working properly when needed. Replacing a sprinkler head is not uncommon during a regular service.

Pipe Blockages and Leaks

Over time, sprinkler pipes can develop blockages due to sediment build-up or foreign objects. These blockages can prevent water from reaching the sprinkler heads efficiently. Additionally, leaks can occur in the piping system, often due to ageing materials or physical damage, which can reduce water pressure and impair the system's response to fire.

System Imbalance

An imbalance in the fire sprinkler system, often due to improper installation or modifications to the building structure, can lead to uneven water distribution. This imbalance can result in insufficient fire suppression in certain areas of the building.

Mechanical Wear and Tear

Just like any mechanical system, fire sprinklers are subject to wear and tear. Components such as control valves, gauges, and sprinkler heads can degrade or malfunction over time. Regular wear can result in issues such as stuck valves, which can impede water flow, or damaged sprinkler heads, which can prevent the system from activating correctly.

Pressure Issues

Both high and low pressure in the sprinkler system can be problematic. High pressure can lead to pipe damage or accidental activation, while low pressure can result in inadequate fire suppression capabilities.

At Base Fire Sprinklers, we understand the intricacies of these common issues. As a specialist fire sprinkler system repair company, we are adept at identifying and rectifying these problems, ensuring your fire sprinkler system remains a reliable line of defence against fire hazards. Regular inspection and maintenance by our team can help prevent these issues, guaranteeing optimal performance and prolonged system life.

Why invest in servicing and repairs?

A modern, fully functioning sprinkler system is more than worth the investment. In the event of a fire, it can save lives and minimise property damage, often allowing occupants to return within 24 hours.

 

Even without an incident, documenting that you have a working sprinkler system shows authorities that you are meeting your obligations as a landlord, including the legal requirement to have your domestic fire sprinklers serviced at least every 12 months.

 

We can provide regular maintenance contracts for single buildings and across entire estates, with all inspections carried out to the same high standards and full condition reports provided for the state of your sprinkler systems, as well as invoices and receipts for any work carried out.

Benefits of regular sprinkler servicing

You can expect a number of benefits from keeping your sprinkler systems serviced. These are not all about safety - they include some clear financial advantages too:

  • Reduced insurance premiums by demonstrating fire safety

  • Sprinkler systems can pay for themselves in around 10 years

  • Well maintained sprinkler systems last 30-50 years

Why choose Base Fire Sprinklers?

At Base Fire Sprinklers we are proud of our own credentials, as well as the performance of the fire sprinkler systems we install.

 

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 fire sprinkler repair company, and a valuable partner for many property owners and managers across the UK.

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Find Out More

If you would like to speak to our engineers about sprinkler system services and repairs, regular maintenance contracts, or you're interested in discussing a completely new sprinkler installation or retrofit, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

 

We provide services and repairs across BSEN12845 commercial sprinkler systems as well as residential installations, so we welcome enquiries relating to properties of all kinds.

 

We work with landlords the length and breadth of the UK, with a commitment to deliver high standards no matter where you are and no matter how many square feet of premises you need to protect.

 

For a no-obligation quote or to schedule a sprinkler system annual service by one of our accredited competent engineers, please get in touch and let us know what you need.

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