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No Sprinkler Left Behind

 
Learn more about our grading services, helping to ensure you're getting the maximum available sprinkler credit for your client.
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Various studies have shown that automatic fire sprinklers are highly effective in controlling fires. WSRB extends credit to all eligible sprinkler systems. Having all the documentation to thoroughly evaluate an Automatic Fire Sprinkler system is still preferred, but now a lesser credit is available for many of those that do not have the original “As Built” plans.

An eligible Automatic Sprinkler System will receive a WSRB Mechanical Grade and Loss Cost discount if the following guidelines are met:

Eligibility

  • System is operational and turned on
  • System has been inspected, tested and maintained to code
  • Light or ordinary hazard occupants (not requiring specialized systems)*
  • System must be designed for the current occupancy
  • Design information must be confirmed through hydraulic placard at riser, partial set of plans, or some other method.
  • Water supply information must be available and must be adequate for the fire sprinkler system demand, including hose lines 

 

Other items 

  • WSRB must get access to the Riser Room and the majority of the building 
  • All test results must be current and available to WSRB 
  • If a system is dependent on a private water supply or a fire pump, additional information will be required
*We will also consider sprinkler systems protecting higher hazards; however systems using larger sprinkler heads, special application sprinklers or residential sprinklers are sometimes more difficult to confirm adequate design so additional documentation may be required  


Ordering an automatic sprinkler grade is easy!

Click the "Order Your Report" button below and order online today. Reports take about 30 days to survey the building, dependent on availability. Remember, a review with the sprinkler plans will always give the most credit, but some credit will be give without. Choose what best fits your clients’ needs and let us know.

ORDER YOUR REVIEW

Educational Resources


Learn more about the work WSRB does alongside other sprinkler-related content. Click the icons below to access available resources.

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Background:
WSRB Sprinkler Rating
Further information regarding WSRB's automatic fire sprinkler evaluations

 

Sprinkler 8
Top Ten Reasons You Aren't
Getting Full Sprinkler Credit
The most common reasons for loss of credit during a WSRB evaluation

Sprinkler 9
The Importance of Automated
Sprinkler Systems
Explore the effectiveness of automatic fire sprinkler systems

 

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Busting Hollywood
Fire Sprinkler Myths
Films give us a distorted perception of how sprinklers work

Sprinkler 3
Home, Sprinklered Home
Learn about the benefits of installing a home sprinkler system

 

Sprinkler 4
Why Sprinkler Systems Fail
While extremely effective, fire sprinkler systems aren’t perfect

Sprinkler 6
Common Home Fire Sprinkler
Questions Answered
Do they work? Are they effective? Will they cause water damage?

 

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One Size Sprinkler System
Does Not Fit All
Different buildings have different sprinkler needs

Sprinkler 1-1
Automatic Sprinkler Testing:
Internal Piping Condition and Obstruction
Every year, a systems should undergo an inspection, testing, and maintenance

 

Sprinkler 7
Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion
in Automatic Sprinkler Systems
MIC can render a sprinkler system totally ineffective

Have more questions?

We hope this page and the linked articles have helped you . If you still have questions regarding what we can provide, please contact our Customer Service team at 206-217-0101, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.