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How often should a sprinkler system be tested?

A fire sprinkler system is an important part of every building’s fire safety plan. These systems are designed to automatically detect a fire and spray water to suppress it before it can spread and cause significant damage. This can help to prevent loss of life and protect the building and its contents inside. In addition, having a fire sprinkler system can help to reduce the amount of water damage that occurs, since the system only sprays water on the area where the fire is detected. This can help to minimize the overall cost of a fire and make it easier to recover from the damage. How often should you have them checked to make sure it is functioning properly and effectively?

How often do fire sprinkler systems need to be tested?

Regular testing of a fire sprinkler system is important to ensure that it is functioning correctly and can effectively suppress a fire in the event of an emergency. According to BS9251, residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems should be tested on a regular basis to ensure they are working correctly. By following the recommended testing frequency and working with a certified fire protection professional, you can ensure that your fire sprinkler system is ready to protect your property and keep your occupants safe.

The frequency of testing for fire sprinkler systems varies depending on the type of system and the location where it is installed. For example, BS925, the Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Residential and Domestic Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, recommends that a fire sprinkler system be tested annually. It is important to note that the testing frequency may be different for different types of fire sprinkler systems.

During the testing process, a certified fire protection professional will conduct a series of tests to ensure that the system is functioning correctly. These tests may include water flow tests, which involve measuring the flow of water through the sprinkler system, and pressure tests, which measure the pressure of the water in the system. The professional will also inspect the system for any visible signs of damage or corrosion, and make any necessary repairs.

RAD Fire Sprinklers

At RAD Fire Sprinklers, we have been designing, installing, and servicing residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems for nearly 20 years in England and Ireland. Our team is knowledgeable about the fire regulations that may apply to your building, and we can tailor a system to your specific needs. If you would like to learn more about our services or request a quote, please fill out our form or call us at 01892 680 090 to speak with a professional. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter to stay up to date.

Mist system was a great solution for our renovation needs and them team at RAD have been great. Always communicated clearly and been on hand to discuss over the phone as needed. Would highly recommend!
09:32 17 Jul 22
I have used RAD for a couple of projects and found them to be good to deal with. They did a pair of 3 storey open plan houses and seven three and four story town houses. The sprinklers were to improve fire safety, allow more flexible space and comply with building regulations. The sprinklers were far more cost effective than the mist type systems and look very discrete when installed.
Paul Jeary
15:50 11 Jul 22
It has been a pleasure to deal with RAD for installation of fire sprinklers at our site is Sevenoaks. They were fast, professional, working to time and quote, which made it easy to work with them.
Katrina Horobin
12:03 29 Jun 22
My requirement was a bit unusual for RAD in that I wanted a mist system in one room of a rented house. I had no drawings or technical back up. RAD were very helpful and repositioned the unit after the initial installation. Luckily with the help of Sonny, the engineer it all worked out very well.
Simon Gurney
16:16 12 May 22
I have used RAD for the last 10 years for all of my housing developments in need of a sprinkler system. Easy process from start to finish and no issues or problems throughout. Always someone at hand to answer a querie and we have a great working relationship with the team at RAD. Would highly recommend.
15:33 12 May 22
Diligent & a very professional team. A joy to deal with. Will certainly be calling on them to help with many more future schemes.
Jason Tema
22:17 08 Jul 19
Great team, fitting sprinklers, saving lives & property... What more could you wish for!!!
Colin P
17:53 01 Jul 17
Excellent company & great service... This company rocks! They sprinkle fires & save lives!!!
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07:15 16 Dec 16
As somebody who feels that it should be a necessity for all properties to have fire sprinkler systems, I am a big fan of this company. I have used them numerous times to service my home system and they are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend their service.
Kate Fraser
09:25 30 Mar 15
One look at Rad Fire Sprinkler's website will tell you that these guys know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to Fire Sprinklers and the legislation surrounding fire safety. A very trustworthy company.
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16:45 15 Nov 13

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