Tuesday, April 07, 2020

New York City Fire Sprinkler & Stand Pipe Installation & Repair

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NYC Standpipes

An important thing to keep in mind, while expensive, standpipe and sprinkler systems are a remarkably effective way to save lives. According to the US Fire Association “statistics demonstrate that there has never been any multiple loss of life in a building with a full sprinkler system,” considering over 1.6 million fires occurred last year. When a modern fire suppression system is absent or in poor working condition, things turn tragic very fast.

A fire sprinkler system proves its worth every time a life is saved. At Maxwell Plumb, our engineers and master plumbers will design and install a commercial fire sprinkler system created specifically for your exact needs and building requirements. The systems we design are hydrostatic tested at 200 PSI for a duration of 2 hours. Leaving very little chance the sprinkler head will leak or go off unexpectedly.

If there is a fire, only the sprinkler heads over the fire will activate as sprinkler heads are heat activated and the temperature has to reach 135 degrees. If smoke is present, but no heat, the sprinkler will not activate.

All systems Maxwell installs have sprinkler heads designed to blend in with your property, making them virtually invisible. We also provide annual maintenance, inspections and water flow tests to make sure your system is perfect working condition.

If your building has an existing fire sprinkler system, Maxwell Plumb can service, repair, replace and upgrade any brand of system you may have. We can also perform all required annual maintenance and inspections to make sure your system is operating correctly.


A standpipe is like a fire hydrant for an individual building. It often entails an extensive parallel plumbing system that comes into use only in case of a fire. In New York City, standpipes are fed by the city water system and include a central pipe (painted red) that typically rises up through a building’s internal stairwell. Often this central pipe will have valves on different floors for firefighter hose hookups. At times water pressure is an issue, so the street fixture provides a way for the fire department to connect a pump truck.

At Maxwell Plumb we understand the intricate details of standpipes and our skilled team of engineers, designers and master plumbers are highly qualified to respond to any standpipe service need including emergency service. Throughout the greater New York City area we have done it all from brand new design and installation, expansions and upgrades . . . to repairs, maintenance, inspections and testing.

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  • Maxwell Plumb Does Your Home Need a Dehumidifier? Written by Maxwell Plumb

    During a typical New York summer the air can be hot and muggy outside, which can mean excess moisture inside. Excessive indoor humidity is not just uncomfortable, it can lead to unhealthy mold, musty odors and condensation that can damage wood surfaces and paint.

    In today's tight, well insulated homes, excess moisture can make your air conditioner work harder to keep the air cool and dry. To help keep the air dryer, a dehumidifier can be an effective solution.

    How does a dehumidifier work?
    As warm, humid air is blown across a cold coil by a fan, moisture condenses into liquid, which can be removed through a drain pipe. The dry air then passes over a warm coil and is added back into the room. Dehumidifiers are controlled by an instrument called a dehumidistat, which turns the unit on and off depending on the amount of moisture detected in the air. The level of moisture is controlled by a dehumidistat, which turns the unit on and off. A dehumidifier's capacity is measured in pints of water removed every 24 hours.

    Carrier Whole Home Dehumidifers
    A whole house dehumidifier is designed to work in conjunction with your home's heating and air conditioning system by monitoring and controlling the level of humidity. It operates quietly and is easily maintained by cleaning a filter.

    Have questions about controlling excess humidity in your home? Call Maxwell Plumb, we're here to help.

    Written on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 06:52 in Maxwell Plumb Blog
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