Archive for May, 2013

Fire Suppression Tips: Don’t Scrimp When it Comes to Safety!

Don’t take a chance with Fire Suppression Inspections. Do them right the first time and be sure your system is able to save lives when it has to!

Be sure to use a Licensed Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor.

It takes years to accrue the knowledge and experience needed to become a Licensed Master Fire Suppression Contractor. Varsity’s technicians have studied extensively to get this designation. We see violations for everything from incorrect color coding, to sprinkler heads painted shut, to improper signage. Remember, if you pay someone to do your sprinkler work, and they do not do it right, you will have to pay a fine when the FDNY gives you a violation, and you’ll have to pay again to have the job done properly. Have your sprinkler work done right the first time by calling or emailing Varsity at 877-VARSITY or mkovner@VarsityPlumbing.com.

The FDNY is being very strict with violations.
The New York City Fire Department inspects buildings annually to ensure that they meet all City fire safety requirements. Their inspectors test all sprinkler and standpipe systems as part of these annual inspections, and issue violations and accompanying fines for any items that fall short of the City’s strict Fire Code. Protect your building, your residents and your finances, with annual safety inspections of your own. Varsity offers Annual Fire Suppression Inspection Contracts which ensure that your building is checked regularly, and any shortcomings are fixed BEFORE the FDNY inspectors show up on their annual rounds, saving you from having to pay costly fines.

Have Real Inspections done.

We have all heard of those fire suppression inspection companies that charge very little, and claim they are inspecting your building properly. In many cases this is physically impossible. We know of companies that have their inspectors “inspect” 25 buildings a day. Just take a moment to think about that—it should take at least an hour to go through a property, test a few valves, look for correct color coding and the correct signage. Add travel time to that, and you can see why we call those companies “card-signers”.  Your fire prevention equipment is designed to save lives, and must be taken very seriously. Don’t try to do your inspections on the cheap—pay someone a fair price to do the job right the first time.

Don’t take a chance with Fire Suppression Inspections. Do them right the first time and be sure your system is able to save lives when it has to!

Don’t take a chance with Fire Suppression Inspections. Do them right the first time and be sure your system is able to save lives when it has to!

Hundreds of co-op and condo buildings, managers and owners have chosen Varsity Plumbing because they know we care about their properties, and that we we honor our founding principles, established by founder Bob Bellini, way back in 1962:

• Do a Good Job • Charge a Fair Price

• Stand Behind Your Work • Always Keep Your Word


Bobby Bellini, President of Varsity Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

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