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Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
Portable fire extinguishers and other portable fire fighting equipment such as fire blankets should be inspected and serviced regularly to ensure they will operate correctly in the event of fire.
Fire Extinguisher Installation
Our expert team of Engineers can quickly assess the risks and provide a survey and quotation on the required equipment. Please Contact Us for more information or to book a free Engineer survey.
Fire Alarm Maintenance
Our team of experienced professional engineers are trained to the highest possible standards and can service your system in accordance with BS5839-1:2017
Fire Alarm Design & Installation
Our expert fire alarm design team can design any fire alarm system either off plan or by survey and follow the job through right up to commissioning and Routine Maintenance.
Dry Riser Testing
A Dry Riser is a system of valves and pipework which enables the Fire Service to pump large quantities of water on to the upper floors of tall buildings for fighting fires.
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Dry Riser Testing

What is a Dry Riser?

A Dry Riser is a system of valves and pipework which enables the Fire Service to pump large quantities of
water on to the upper floors of tall buildings for fighting fires.

Why should testing be carried out?

The person responsible for a building or site is legally required to maintain all fire fighting equipment, including dry risers. Often buildings such as large blocks of flats are targeted by criminals and vandals who remove and damage parts of the dry risers rendering them potentially useless in the event of fire. Systems that are not maintained are at risk of parts becoming ceased or may fail under pressure.

How often should a dry riser be tested?

BS9990:2015 requires dry risers to be tested under pressure annually with a visual inspection every six months.
We schedule service visits bi-annually and are split into two types of service visit:-

Major Service

  • Inspect all parts of the system for compliance with BS9990:2015
  • Fully open and close each landing valve and grease mechanical workings
  • Replace any worn or missing parts including washers, straps, padlocks, gaskets etc.
  • Charge the system with water and pressurise to 12 Bar
  • Monitor for a period of no less than 15 minutes
  • Drain all water from the system and replace seals, caps and plugs
  • Provide a detailed test report and certificate
Minor Service

  • All of the above without the pressure test
Wet Risers maintenance schedule will differ slightly from that of a dry riser, this would include flow testing and pump maintenance. 

Repairs at Time of Service

If any additional work is required in order to comply with the regulations and British Standards, we will aim to get authorisation from a financial decision maker and carry out the repairs at the time of the service. If a re-test is required, this would be completed free of charge if we can carry out the works at the time of service. If we cannot get authorisation a detailed recommendation report will be issued with a quotation for the work to be carried out at a later date.

Service Agreements

M-Fire offer Service Agreements for Dry Riser Testing to take the hassle away from you. Once the
Service Agreement is in place, we will contact you each time a service visit is due to be carried out to arrange a convenient time to attend.

24 Hour Call Out Response

M-Fire offer a 24 Hour 365 day emergency call out response service for dry & wet risers that develop a fault or that have been damaged. Click Here for More Info.
For more information on riser testing and a free no obligation quotation please Contact Us

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