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Some Frequently Asked Questions about NFPA 25

The National Fire Protection Association standard 25 governs water-based fire suppression systems’ inspection, testing, and maintenance. It also gives timelines for what should be covered in quarterly, semiannual, annual, and five-year inspections. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the standard. 

1. What is an NFPA 25 Inspection?

An NFPA 25 inspection refers to the standard for inspecting, testing and maintaining water-based fire protection systems as set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

2. What is the purpose of an NFPA 25 Inspection?

The primary purpose of an NFPA 25 inspection is to ensure that a building’s fire protection system is functioning correctly and ready to use in case of a fire.

3. How often should an NFPA 25 Inspection be conducted?

Different components of a fire protection system require inspections at different intervals. Some parts must be inspected weekly, while others require monthly, quarterly, annually, or every five years. It’s best to consult the NFPA 25 document for specific guidelines.

4. Who can perform an NFPA 25 inspection?

NFPA 25 inspections should be performed by a qualified professional who is familiar with the standard and the systems being inspected.

5. What happens if my building fails an NFPA 25 inspection?

If your building fails an NFPA 25 inspection, the inspector will typically provide a list of deficiencies that must be addressed. Correcting these issues is essential to ensure the building occupants’ safety and comply with local fire codes.

5. Does an NFPA 25 inspection replace the need for other fire inspections?

No, an NFPA 25 inspection only covers water-based fire protection systems. Your local jurisdiction may require other types of fire inspections.

Please remember that these are general guidelines, and it’s always best to consult with a fire safety professional or your local fire department for specific requirements in your area.

For more complete information, please visit the NFPA website.

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When we inspect, we perform a thorough visual examination of a fire sprinkler system or portion thereof to verify that it appears to be in operating condition and free of physical damage.

A few items this includes:

  • FDC internals
  • Sprinkler heads
  • Gauges
  • Tamper and Flow switches
  • Hangers and bracing
  • Pipe condition
  • System control valves

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