Design and Build/Installation
Valley Fire Protection provides complete “in-house” engineering, installation and project management in order to deliver a single point of responsibility for quality, cost and schedule adherence on fixed-price contracts. The key characteristic of our design-and-build build approach is the seamless working relationship among our professionals. Creative, focused teamwork enables us to meet the varied demands of our clients and provide the most efficient and cost effective engineering, materials and project execution. Our financial resources and organizational stability further allow us to be intently focused on “doing it right to stand the test of time.”
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Valley installs fire protection and suppression systems in all types of construction from residential to high-rise office buildings to industrial manufacturing facilities. We follow a logical systems-design approach to cover all aspects of sprinkler design, installation and acceptance testing for new construction, system upgrades and retrofits. Our proven processes allow us to take on complex and challenging work of the sort that our competitors shy away from.
As a result of our long term, mutually beneficial relationship, Siemens – one of the largest electronic and engineering companies in the world – asked Valley Fire to be just one of two Chicagoland distributors for its Sinorix™ Intelligent Fire Suppression Systems in 2009. Sinorix, Siemens’ brand name for a product manufactured by DuPont called FM200, is a clean agent (gas) fire suppression system designed to minimize harm to the environment and be non-toxic to humans.
Sinorix™ will not damage delicate equipment, which is vital for facilities that cannot afford a fire-related interruption or the loss of data that can result from the activation of a water-based fire sprinkler system. Target uses include electronic and data processing centers, art and historical collections (museums), recording/storage facilities and pharmaceutical/medical facilities.
Fire Alarm Services
As part of our “one call does it all” approach to customer service, Valley Fire Protection Systems inspects, tests and services fire alarm systems. We perform thorough inspections and tests of fire alarm system devices and verify that the signal is being sent to the monitoring station to ensure compliance with all state and local codes. Following the inspection, we send a fire alarm test report and certification to the local fire department.
If any problems are found during the inspection and testing, Valley can service and repair your fire alarm system. We can also upgrade your existing system to conform to NFPA 72 requirements. Our technicians average nearly 20 years of service, so they do it right the first time. Our factory-trained experts are available 24 hours a days, 7 days a week to respond to all of your fire alarm needs.
Annual fire alarm, sprinkler and fire suppression system inspection and testing is essential for a variety of reasons, including:
- System integrity and operational assurance — Only a regularly tested and properly maintained fire alarm system can be counted on to provide advance warning that allows for evacuation in the event of fire. A malfunctioning fire alarm system can result in the loss of life and property.
- False alarm reduction — Fire alarm systems that are poorly maintained are prone to false alarms due to the accumulation of dust and other contaminants. Fines for false alarms can be significant, and no one wants their local fire department to deploy unnecessarily.
- Protection from liability — Ignorance is no excuse. The testing of all fire alarm systems is required at least once a year. While it is up to the local fire marshal or inspector to enforce these mandatory obligations, it is the building owner’s responsibility to follow the law. In the event of an actual fire, the consequences of an untested or improperly maintained fire alarm system that results in the loss of life or property can end in prosecution and severe financial penalties.
- Discounted insurance rates — Many insurance carriers offer a discount to building owners who provide proof of regular alarm system testing and maintenance.
As an authorized Siemens distributor, Valley Fire Protection is your partner in fire and life safety. We inspect, maintain, service and repair fire alarm systems of most major alarm manufacturers. Allow Valley Fire Protection the opportunity to be your “one- stop shop” for all of your fire protection needs.
Maintenance and Repair
Valley Fire Protection Systems specializes in the maintenance of fire protection systems to ensure optimal system performance. Our fleet of fully stocked repair trucks is available at all hours, every day — including weekends and holidays. Our skilled professionals are accustomed to working with the utmost of care in a wide range of environments, from offices to retail space to restaurants.
- Standpipe and hose systems
- Private fire service mains/underground repair
- Fire pumps
- Valves and fire hydrants
Valley also has the capability to provide complete turnkey design build fire protection systems for refinery, petrochemical, data center, power generation, and other special hazard applications.
Our professional engineers, project managers, and installers have worked on many different types of these systems including coal fired power plants, oil refineries, fuel storage facilities including tank farms, chemical production plants, aircraft hangars (jumbo jet), fertilizer and dynamite manufacturers, etc.
As an authorized Notifier distributor, Valley Fire Protection is your partner in fire and life safety. We inspect, maintain, service and repair fire alarm systems of most major alarm manufacturers. Allow Valley Fire Protection the opportunity to be your “one- stop shop” for all of your fire protection needs. Our technicians average nearly 20 years of service, so they do it right the first time. Our factory-trained experts are available 24 hours a days, 7 days a week to respond to all of your fire alarm needs.
Inspection and Testing
Valley Fire specializes in periodic inspection and testing of fire and life safety systems for commercial, industrial, and residential properties. Periodic fire sprinkler inspections by a NICET-certified inspector are required by local and Illinois state fire codes as well as insurance carriers to remain in compliance with NFPA 25 standards. Fire sprinkler system inspections help to identify potential problems with a fire sprinkler system before they become life-threatening issues.
Our dozen-strong inspection team conducts thousands of inspections annually in a turnkey, “one call does it all” manner. We have service marked our slogan, which we believe says it all: “We inspect to protect®.”
Areas of coverage include:
- Fire sprinkler inspection
- Fire pump testing
- Fire pump/ hydrant flow testing
- Reduced pressure zone (RPZ) device/backflow testing services
- Fire alarm inspection
- Fire extinguisher maintenance
- Ice plug investigations
- Five-year internal pipe obstruction investigation
- Fire watch service
The Valley Fire Protection Services Plumbing Division offers the latest in plumbing innovation with the skills, materials, quality and professionalism to bring best-in-class service throughout the greater Chicagoland area. We are the only fire protection company that is licensed to perform plumbing work in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Chicago. Chicago licenses are notoriously challenging to obtain, and we consider this a significant competitive advantage.
Illinois EPA regulations require that every building’s backflow prevention assembly be inspected and certified annually. Our licensed cross-connection control device inspectors perform this service and provide the proper certificate to governmental agencies and insurance carriers. Many municipalities are emphasizing the need to protect the integrity of the local water supply through backflow prevention devices, making the test and repair of these devices in both commercial and residential settings a significant source of business.
Valley Fire Protection Services Plumbing Division’s services include:
- 24-hour emergency service
- Commercial and residential plumbing
- Plumbing/pipe repairs
- Sewer and drain rodding
- Water heaters
- Copper piping retrofit
- Underground water and sewer repairs
- Fixture installation
- Gas pipe and compressed air piping work
- Backflow retrofit/repair/construction