Sprinkler & Suppression Services
Keeping Properties Safe and Protected
Our team has over 25 years of experience in installing, inspecting and repairing all types of sprinkler systems including wet pipe, dry pipe, standpipe, pre-action, foam and deluge. They also inspect, test and maintain fire and jockey pumps. Other services include hydrant flow testing and hydrant flushing. Our team has the experience and vast knowledge of fire code to help you make the right choice when it comes to sprinkler and suppression systems in your facility.
Sprinkler and chemical suppression systems require inspections at least once a year to ensure they will properly protect your home or business from a fire. A single damaged or missing sprinkler head can waste up to 750 gallons of water per hour of operation in some cases. Vermont Life Safety will ensure your sprinkler system stays in working order and up to code with inspections and 24/7 service.
Fires can become deadly in a matter of seconds, forcing an evacuation where assets are left behind. Properly operating sprinkler and suppression systems are essential to curbing the spread of the fire and reducing the loss of lives and possessions.
Fire Sprinkler System Services
Fires can spread quickly. A well-maintained sprinkler system is critical in minimizing damage and stopping fires until firefighters can arrive. Let VLS make sure your sprinkler system is working properly.
We specialize in all types of commercial wet and dry sprinkler systems, backflows, and Fire pumps. We can test, inspect, repair and monitor any size sprinkler systems, as required by NFPA 25.
Additionally, we’re on call 24/7 for any emergency system problems that might arise.
If the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) or your local AHJ requires quarterly or semi annual sprinkler service, we’ve got you covered there too! For testing and inspection a VLS technician will help examine the hangers, pipe fittings, sprinkler heads, value supervisory alarm devices, information signage, hydraulic nameplate, test mechanical devices, and all tags and more to ensure your sprinkler system works properly and is up to code.
Water flow alarm devices
Valve supervisory alarm devices
Supervisory signal devices
Hanger / seismic bracing
Pipe and fittings
Fire department connections
Valves (all types)
Internal piping condition & obstruction investigation
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Weekly/monthly inspection of gauges depending on system. (dry, pre-action, deluge and wet systems)
3-month inspection of alarm devices, hydraulic nameplate and fire department connections.
1-year inspection of buildings, hanger/seismic bracing, pipe, fittings and sprinklers.
1-year inspections and testing of control valves, alarm switches, gauges, backflow preventer, anti-freeze loops, fire department connections, and visible piping.
1-year inspection and trip test of dry, pre-action, and deluge systems.
5-year inspection of hoses, containers, and piping. (service as needed)
5-year standpipe testing. (including dry standpipe hydrostatic testing)
5-year internal pipe inspections & obstruction investigations. (see back for more information)
Chemical Suppression Systems Services
Commercial kitchens are designed to cook foods at extremely high temperatures using oil and greases, creating breeding grounds for a fire emergency that will spread at a quicker rate than most other hazards.
To keep your kitchen staff and restaurants protected in case of a fire emergency, a working kitchen fire suppression system is required. However, without proper maintenance, your kitchen suppression system will not be much help if a fire occurs.
Kitchens require a wet chemical suppression system as required by the newest codes, and the Ansul R-102 is the standard. We test and inspect these systems as well as sell, install, and service all makes and models.
Kitchen systems are required to be tested and inspected either annually or semiannually, depending on the size and frequency of use of your commercial kitchen, and we’ll make sure your chemical suppression systems always work perfectly.
Visually inspect all surface, duct and plenum nozzles
Verify that system has not been activated or tampered.
Check pressure gauges for proper PSI
Take system out of service to avoid discharge of agent
Test the detection line by cutting a fusible link
Change fusible links twice a year as required fire safety
Replace protective blow off caps as needed
Test proper operation of gas shutoff valve(s)
Test proper operation of micro switch(s)
Test proper operation of the remote pull station
Verify activation of system activates fire alarm system
Check for 12 year test dates
Verify emergency contact information is on system
Inspection and service tags
Put the cooking system back into service
Verify the fire alarm system is placed back into operation
6-month service inspection required
6-month pipe blowout (NFPA required).
12-year Hydrostatic Test depending on manufacturer.*
Back flow Device Services
To prevent a reverse flow of liquids into your clean water supply, most sprinkler systems require backflow preventers.
We test, inspect, service, and install backflow preventers so your clean water supply can stay clean.