#2 K353

K353 Sprinkler System - Maintenance and Testing

Examples of findings cited under K353 include:

  • The facility failed to ensure that every sprinkler head was maintained free of foreign material. A sprinkler head in the kitchen area was covered with grease and lint.
  • The facility failed to ensure that sprinkler pipes were free of mechanical damage, leakage and corrosion. The orifice for the main drain on the outside wall of the sprinkler riser room was dripping water persistently.
  • The facility failed to ensure the sprinkler system water control valve (an outside screw and yoke valve) had been maintained and tested for operation. The valve had not been lubricated annually.