Fire sprinkler systems are a type of fire suppression system designed to extinguish fire quickly and effectively. These systems include sprinkler heads, pipes, pumps, and are most likely tied to your municipal water supply. Sprinkler systems must provide coverage for the entire building and allows occupants to evacuate while suppressing or extinguishing the fire. Annual inspections are required by law and essential to ensure their reliability and effectiveness. Testing is also completed every three to five years in compliance with NFPA 25.
The NFPA 25 has very detailed instructions on annual testing and inspection procedures. Due to their complexity, fire sprinkler inspections and tests should only be performed by licensed sprinkler contractors.