Inspection & Testing Services

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Bass-United provides inspections for fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, fire pumps and backflow certifications. Our Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler experts will review your inspection reports with you to make sure all of your questions are answered and that you feel comfortable with the test. We provide electronic copies of all the inspections as well as a paper copy which is left on site.


Fire Alarm System Inspections:

Fire alarm systems are comprised of many different components, each require different testing procedures and frequencies. Due to complexities of a fire alarm system, NFPA 72 requires extensive testing performed by a qualified state licensed inspector. During the annual fire department inspection, the inspector will verify that the testing has been performed and completed as per the NFPA 72 standards and guidelines. This code establishes the minimum level of performance but does not establish the only methods by which these requirements are to be achieved.

Click here to download Testing Frequency Requirements as per NFPA 72, 2007 edition

Fire Alarm System Inspection & Testing include:

  •   Inspect control panel
  •   Verify monitoring connection
  •   Inspect annunciator
  •   Test pull stations
  •   Test bells
  •   Test audible/visual devices
  •   Test elevator recall
  •   Test door holders
  •   Test smoke detectors
  •   Test duct detectors
  •   Test thermal detectors
  •   Test tamper switches
  •   Test flow switches
  •   Test ground fault detection circuitry
  •   Test for grounded field wiring
  •   Load test of standby batteries
  •   Test Hood System Interface
  •   Test Fire Suppression Interface

Between fire alarm inspections, there are a number of things you can do on your own to keep your fire alarm system safe:

  •   Never paint your fire alarm devices
  •   Never hang anything from your fire alarm devices
  •   Do not allow pressure washing of fire alarm devices
  •   Always report damage to your alarm service company immediately

Fire Sprinkler Inspections:

  •   Gauges - Dry, Preaction & Deluge
  •   Gauges - Wet Pipe System
  •   Control Valves
  •   Alarm Devices
  •   Hydraulic Nameplate
  •   Hangers/Bracing
  •   Sprinkler Heads
  •   Main Drain
  •   Alarm Valves
  •   Backflow Prevention Assemblies
  •   Waterflow Alarms
  •   Fire Pump
  •   Backflow Preventers
  •   Standpipes

Between fire sprinkler inspections, there are a number of things you can do on your own to keep your fire sprinkler safe:

  •   Never paint your fire sprinkler heads
  •   Never hang anything from your sprinkler heads
  •   Never stack anything within 2 feet of your sprinkler heads
  •   Always report damage to your sprinkler company immediately
  •   Always make sure your control valves are in the open position