Inspection, Testing, Maintenance

Two Shambaugh technicians inspection fire protection equipment at a facilityAt Shambaugh, we equate fire protection with life safety and have established an operational philosophy around our ability to “Prepare, Prevent, and Protect.”

This philosophy translates through our entire suite of fire protection services—giving you the peace of mind to stay focused on what matters most to you: your business.

Are Your Facilities Code Compliant?

Per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 25 and NFPA 72, building owners are responsible for having inspections performed one year after installation. Failure to comply may result in a voided insurance policy, lawsuits, and financial loss.

Compliant with all visual and functional inspection codes (NFPA 10, NFPA 17, NFPA 17A, NFPA 25, NFPA 70, NFPA 72, NFPA 96, NFPA 101), Shambaugh provides a comprehensive inspection and testing process as an asset to our fire protection services—focusing on:

  • Fire pump testing
  • Sprinkler system inspection
  • Fire alarm service & inspection
  • Fire alarm repair & testing
  • Complete fire suppression system inspection
  • Fire equipment monitoring
  • Fire sprinkler maintenance
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Backflow preventers
  • Fire sprinkler service

Fire Equipment Monitoring & Inspection

Our all-in-one approach includes a detailed report outlining all items requiring maintenance, repairs, and/or replacement.

We also handle all quarterly, semi-annual, annual, and five-year inspections as required by:

  • Insurance underwriters
  • Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
  • NFPA

Our fire protection services package also provides our clients with everything from basic inspection and testing to full-coverage programs that can include:

  • Parts replacement/stocking coverage
  • Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) component coverage
  • Emergency service call coverage: billable/standard (8-5)/continuous (365-24-7)

Additionally, all clients that complete the Inspection Agreement receive:

  • Priority emergency service response
  • 10% off current year published Shambaugh hourly rates
  • 10% service-call discount on all materials purchased on behalf of the client for repairs on all the systems covered in the agreement, as well as all emergency service performed while this agreement is in effect

Fire Sprinkler Testing & Maintenance

Fire suppression systems don’t just need to be inspected; they need to be tested as well. Almost every fire sprinkler system on the market needs periodic testing to ensure it will work—and continue to work—properly when the time comes. Shambaugh’s inspection experts can ensure your equipment is ready and operational when it’s called upon to perform.

Testing Services:

  • Gauges
  • Control valves
  • Water flow devices
  • Valve supervisory devices
  • Supervisory signal devices
  • Hydraulic nameplate
  • Fire department connections
  • Buildings (prior to freezing weather)
  • Hanger/Seismic bracing
  • Pipe & fittings
  • Obstructions
  • Main drain
  • Antifreeze solutions
  • Sprinkler heads (all types)

Regardless of how specialized your testing need is, rest assured our qualified fire protection testing system experts can handle it. Our dedicated specialists assist with testing needs related to:

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Wet/Dry chemical
  • Low and High Expansion Foam Systems
  • Fire pump testing
  • Fire alarm & detection
  • Backflow preventers
  • Protecto wire
  • Wet pipe
  • Dry pipe
  • Pre-action
  • Deluge
  • Antifreeze
  • Standpipe
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