Dry Riser Servicing

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Comprehensive Dry Riser Testing & Service Contracts

 All buildings which have a Wet or Dry Riser must comply with the standards BS5306 and BS9990/2015.
Dry riser servicing  has a requirement for 2 visits per year.
A visual inspection is recommended every 6 months and a hydraulic pressure test every 12 months. Failure to do so may invalidate your insurance. We work throughout London and across the UK. Contact us today for expert Wet and Dry Riser servicing and maintenance.


Durcan UK Dry Risers have service agreements in place covering numerous prestigious sites across the nation including numerous care homes, residential dwellings and commercial buildings. We work for both end users and sub-contractors for other Fire Protection Companies and Facilities Management Companies alike. Our reputation for a cost effective, concise and professional service is reflected in the growth of our service base month after month. We pride ourselves on continuity of custom and all our staff are directly employed and not commission based like many of our competitors. Hence, all our customers find we offer a professional service and an honest appraisal in the eventuality we find any faults.

Our 18 point dry riser service is second to none, add in our 24/7 365 emergency call out service we drive to be the number 1 provider within the industry.


Call us today on 0800 77 20206 or email info@durcans.co.uk for a quotation



6 Month Visual Inspection Consists Of  Checking The Following - 

  • Exercise all valves and leave them secured in the closed position (checking strap and lock if required)
  • All outlet washers
  • For damaged and missing blank caps and chains
  • That all hand wheels and nuts are undamaged and intact
  • Landing outlet valves open freely and are undamaged
  • The inlet cabinet and do for corrosion
  • The inlet breaching valve springs and rubbers are free moving and in good condition
  • The inlet/outlet cabinet glass
  • All required sinage is present and correct


Annual Pressure Testing

Dry Risers - An annual pressure test entails connecting the inlet to a pump and water supply. The system is then completely charged with water to a pressure of 12 bar, measured at inlet for a period of at least 15 minutes. During this period an inspection is made to ensure that there is no leakage of water at any of the joints or landing valves. Once the pressure test is completed the system must be drained so that it is left ready for immediate use. In the event of the system failing we are able to carry out dry riser tests using air to locate the origin of any leaks without causing any water damage, once the repair is completed we could carry out a full dry riser pressure test using water inline with British Standards.

Wet Risers - For Wet Riser Sytems there are additional checks, on cleanliness of storage tanks, booster pumps and associated mechanical and electrical equipment.


Riser Maintenance & Remedial Repairs -

  • Replacing outlet washers
  • Repair or replace valves (replace lock and strap if necessary)
  • Replace blank caps and chains
  • Repair or replace hand wheel nuts
  • Repair or replace landing outlets
  • Replace the inlet cabinet and door
  • Repair the inlet breeching valve/s springs (replace rubbers as necessary)
  • Replace inlet/outlet cabinet glass
  • Supply dry riser sinage to all floors if required



What is Dry Riser Servicing?


A Dry Riser is a network of pipes running up inside of taller buildings (or ones with restricted access) to enable the fire brigade to pump water to areas within the building when tackling fires high up.

The buildings Responsible Person (or RP) is legally required to ensure the system is maintained to BS 9990:2006 code of practice which means a full annual pressure test plus a six monthly visual check for dry risers in buildings over 18 metres but below 60 metres (anything over 60 metres or 18 stories must have wet risers).

At Durcan Services we pride ourselves on servicing equipment to the highest standard. Our competent, qualified and DBS (CRB) checked engineers can service a variety of dry riser systems and ensure everything is working as it should.


What locations do we cover for Dry Riser Servicing & Dry Riser Repairs?


We cover most areas of England for dry riser work, we have vans most days visiting cities across the south in areas such as London, Cambdrigeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Buckinghamshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Leicestershire, Lincoln, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Middlesex.



Who Is Responsible For Dry Riser Testing?


It is usualy the building landlord / owner who is responsible for ensuring the dry riser within a building is correctly maintained. Durcan Services carried out dry riser work for all types of customers including councils, local authorities, landlords, commercial operatations, distribution centres, car parks and shopping centres.



Our Dry Riser Testing Service


If it is dry riser testing you require, our experienced engineers can test your dry riser installation to ensure that it conforms to the latest British Standards and relevant building regulations. Durcan dry risers direct specialise in this type of equipment. Our engineers are experienced in servicing, testing and maintenance. They carry an extensive inventory of spare parts so they can replace or repair any faulty parts to give you an efficient service and peace of mind. Durcan dry risers offer a comprehensive testing service which complies with the new code of practice for non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings, the British Standard BS9990:2015.
Please call or email info@durcans.co.uk to obtain a quotation or to book a service slot.
We have a network of Dry Riser service engineers close to you. Response times can be within hours if required.
Our vehicles use the latest tracking technology to ensure a speedy response.
We carry out hundreds of dry riser tests per month – our service is efficient and professional.
Our vehicles carry an extensive range of parts and a utilise specialist pumps, hoses and recording equipment.
We keep a system database accessible to our customers who can download their latest job reports 24/7
Do you have multiple sites with multiple dry risers? If so talk to us and we can discuss your preventative maintenance schedule and how we can take the headache away.
Dry Riser Servicing Guide - By Durcans
Please feel free to download our guide which highlights what is involved within a dry riser test
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For more information on how we can help install, repair or maintain your equipment, call us today on 0800 77 20206. We offer a free, no obligation assessment and quotation.

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