When a fire breaks out, you trust in your sprinkler system to promptly control flames and help prevent injury and damage to your building. But there are times when those systems fail, and according to NFPA research, 76% of the time, that failure was preventable.
In those cases, if the organization had a proper Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) regimen in place, sprinkler system problems could have been detected and corrected, not only helping protect your people, property, and assets, but also to help ensure compliance with your local regulations.
From NFPA standards to federal, state, and local codes, your fire sprinkler system is subject to a range of compliance requirements. And while many building owners don’t fully understand the requirements, ignorance of the standards and codes is not a legal defense. Meeting all requirements, including documentation, for annual ITM as well as five-year requirements for internal piping condition assessment and obstruction investigation is essential.
Most building owners rely on a service provider to help stay up-to-date with fire protection system compliance, so choosing the right partner—one who understands your specific codes and standards—is a key first step.
Ready for the next step?
Rely on Siemens fire sprinkler services to help you understand requirements, identify and resolve potential issues, and maintain compliance with NFPA and government regulations. If you’re ready to take the next step and help ensure your fire sprinkler systems are ready to protect and respond, contact our team today.