Inspections

Inspections

Fire extinguishers, sprinklers, automatic fire suppression systems and fire alarms all need regular inspections to meet national standards and local building codes.

Macks Fire Protection handles those inspections for you so you can rest assured your systems are ready if an emergency arises, and you won't run afoul of codes and insurance requirements.

Fire Alarm Inspections

In order to meet required National Fire Protection Association code, your fire detection system needs to be inspected each year. Regular maintenance, inspection and testing of fire protection systems are all essential to ensure the system functions and the facility is safe.

Macks Fire Protection provides annual fire alarm inspections. We will evaluate your system to make sure it meets NFPA requirements. We have specialized tools needed to maintain systems and have a working relationships with manufacturers and suppliers of system components and spare parts.  All inspections are in accordance with NFPA guidelines.

All Points Check includes testing for the functionality of the manual pull stations, horns/strobes, heat/smoke detectors, and all zones for alarm and trouble annunciation.  During this process, we will also make evaluations and adjustments as necessary, providing you with the proper documentation to illustrate our findings.

In preparation for your fire alarm inspection, please make sure your employees, clients, or tenants are aware of the inspection date.  Let them know that inspectors will be around the building and that a slight disruption in normal work activity may occur.

Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Your fire extinguishers won't do you much good if they're no longer charged. Even if the arrow in the charge dial is in the green, it doesn't mean the extinguisher doesn't have other problems. Macks Fire Protection schedules regular inspections of your extinguishers to make sure all of them are fully charge and in good working order.

Exit/emergency Lighting Inspections

Routine maintenance of emergency lights and emergency lighting is frequently overlooked until an emergency occurs --and then it's too late. Consider what your building's plan is if the electricity goes out: will your customers, clients, and employees be able to see? Will they know where the exits are? Will they feel safe?

Macks can install emergency and exit lighting in your facility and then conduct federally required monthly and annual tests of the lighting system. We make sure you meet your compliance standards as well as provide you the necessary lighting if you have a situation where the main lights in your facility are out.

Sprinkler Inspections

Macks Fire Protection offers to our customers periodic fire sprinkler inspection programs as required by the latest national codes, ensuring the ongoing reliability of their fire protection systems.

A written report by the inspector points out changes that may need to be made, including helpful suggestions that may result in reduction of the client's insurance premiums.

Our professional inspectors and service personnel possess up-to-date knowledge of fire codes, many insurance requirements, and the various types of fire protection systems.

When our fire sprinkler inspection and service team checks your system, you can rest assured that your sprinnklers are prepared to offer top level safety for the building's occupants and protect yoru property.

Automatic Fire Suppression System Inspection

Kitchen hood fire suppression systems and suppression systems for computer center and industrial settings need to be inspected on a semi-annual basis as a minimum requirement of NFPA17a. Macks Fire Protection team of highly trained technicians inspects and services all types of automatic fire suppression systems.

Macks' inspection of fire suppression systems includes:

  • Test and clean all detectors
  • Verify evacuation and shutdown circuits
  • Verify cylinder weights and pressures
  • Check for changes in hazard integrity
  • Test system discharge and test releasing circuits
  • Inspect agent piping and nozzles
  • Check hydrotest dates for cylinders and discharge hoses

Backflow prevention testing

Water systems depend on pressure to keep water flowing in the proper direction. Water distribution systems are designed so that the pressure is greater in the lines delivering the water than the pressure on the property side of the water meter.

When there is a drop in water pressure on the city's side, however, a reverse flow can occur. This is called backflow. When this happens, it is possible for unsanitary water from the customer's plumbing system to get sucked back into the public water system. If the water in the customer's system has come into contact with harmful substances and it backflows into the municipal drinking water system, it could cause illness or, in extreme cases, death.

Because of this, a certified tester must check all backflow assemblies at the time of installation, annually after installation, after repairs and after relocating. Macks Fire Protection provides this service for you and will provide the location water authority with documentation of the backflow prevention test being completed.