Leave The Servicing Of Your Building’s Dry Risers To FireCare Solutions!
The dry riser is the perpendicular pipe that runs across the multiple levels of a building for the purpose of distributing water to extinguish and stop the conflagration from spreading and further damaging the structure. To put it simply, the dry riser constitutes an essential component of the facilities’ fire suppression systems and it is among the best blaze protection units for unheated environments or refrigerated spaces.
Are dry risers mandatory in the UK?
While many people believe the firefighter vehicles are actually carrying water and that the Fire Service pump water from a nearby tap, the truth is that neither of these options allows firefighters to access enough water or take action immediately. This is essentially why all public and residential buildings that exceed a certain height must have an efficient sprinkler system installed or a dry riser. As you can see, the purpose of the dry riser is to provide external access for the fire service to a large quantity of water in a timely manner so they can save lives and limit property damage.
FireCare Solutions dry risers’ servicing
In addition to having dry/wet risers installed in the building, it is important to note that the legislation also mandates that the owner of the facility must have these vital fire suppression systems tested regularly. To be more precise, the pipe systems needs to be inspected for damage once every 6 months by an accredited and qualified engineer and undergo a pressure testing on an yearly basis. FireCare Solutions can lend you a hand in keeping track of the mandatory servicing and will ensure an optimal functionality of your building’s dry raiser. Not only do we have a highly trained and qualified team as well as professional equipment, but our servicing has reasonable, competitive pricing.
How do we conduct the dry riser testing?
FireCare Solutions strongly believes in the fact that quality servicing, regular inspection and testing are key tasks that ensure a safe fire protection system of a building. This is why we pay proper attention to make certain everything is working proficiently during our testing. To summarize, the dry riser testing comprises of:
- Making sure the instantaneous couplings, padlocks, sealing washers, caps and landing valves are working properly
- In case a furniture is placed near the riser, we check the operability of the hinges and locks
- Cleaning the air exhauster, the seals of the inlet breeching points as well as lubricating these components
FireCare Solutions brings you peace of mind
Because the risers are typically located in areas where they can easily fall prey to vandalism – it is practically a box outside the building – the engineer also needs to verify its functionality regularly. Irrespective of the reasons that lead to the damage of the riser, you should know that in case the firefighter emergency team cannot access it and there were casualties and extensive destruction, you might be prosecuted and spend time in jail. The good news is that you can rely on FireCare Solutions to take care of this issue so you can have peace of mind.
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