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Dry Riser Maintenance UK
The process of installing a dry riser within your business requires a high level of knowledge of construction. We are a full dry riser installation accredited. However, we can install a dry riser in your premises and can make the difference between a major problem arising from a broken or faulty dry riser and a minor inconvenience.
Dry risers are a type of vertical piping designed to supply water directly to various levels of a house, usually used by fire fighters in case of a fire break out. They are normally connected directly to the main water supply pipes of the building where they are connected to the floor joists. Some people install their dry risers over their existing main supply lines and water them individually. However, this method is more expensive than doing it via a dedicated dry riser maintenance service.
There are two main types of dry risers: the vertical pipes that run horizontally and the lateral pipes which run vertically. In both cases, the dry risers are placed above the floor joists so that the water is distributed down into the floor joists as well. When installing these types of systems, many people overlook the need for the riser maintenance. In addition to the horizontal and vertical risers, there are also other types of dry risers such as the lateral pipes. Each has their own set of issues which require their own level of maintenance.
Vertical risers are easier to install compared to the lateral pipes. These systems require less work due to the fact that they are already built. This means that they are less susceptible to damage. However, there is still a certain degree of maintenance required for these systems. Here’s what you need to do when you want to perform maintenance on your vertical riser:
First, you need to check that the dry risers have been connected properly. Many of these systems are self-sealing and they require no external sealing. You don’t want to be caught with a leaky pipe while you are trying to do this repair.
Next, you need to disconnect any valves attached to the risers. Make sure that they have been disconnected properly. This may require you to use plumbers tape.
Once you have disconnected all valves and pipes from the risers, you need to clean up any debris that might be present in the pipe. This includes tree roots, logs and other debris. Once you’ve cleaned it, you will need to apply a coating of water-repellent paint over the surface of the pipe to prevent water from leaking back through the pipe. You will also want to check to see that the pipe is free from any splinters or broken pieces that could cause water leakage.
Finally, you need to lubricate the inside of the pipe with oil. It’s best to use a spray lubricant rather than a liquid one because it’s easier to work on. You can purchase oil in any hardware store near you or even use a pump sprayer. It’s important to keep a close eye on the pipe after lubrication and check if it’s moving in an appropriate direction. If it is moving too slowly, you need to add some more oil or lubricant and try again.
This type of maintenance is often very easy and you can perform this task in just a small amount of time. In most cases, you should never have to call a plumber to get it done since you have access to the proper tools and products.
Wet riser maintenance is a bit more complex since you need to make sure that no water gets into the pipes. To prevent this from happening, you need to use a drain snake to remove excess water that has seeped through the pipe.
When you are finished with the process, you should use caulk to seal the pipe so that no more leaks will happen. and you should allow the pipe to dry completely dry before resealing it. After you’ve completed this step, you should check the pipe for leaks and reattach the valve and plugging.
Our Certified Accreditation
Having shown compliance with current health and safety legislation – ‘Dry riser solutions’ is accredited within the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) to do riser and wet riser installations and maintenance.
All our projects are designed, installed and commissioned to industrial standard and legislation BS9990: 2015 Standards. All the parts used in designing are BS5041 standards.
We do a full visual inspection to check any dry risers installation. sprinkler systems, fire safety, and any fire hydrant. If you’re looking for certified installers, contact us.
What Areas Do We Service In The UK For Installation And Testing?
We cover all areas in the UK such as London dry riser installation, Birmingham dry riser installation, Machester, Bolton, Leeds, York, Liverpool, Derby and more.