Services & Maintenance

Wet and Dry Riser inspections in Greater Manchester & nationwide


All buildings which have a Wet or Dry Riser must comply with the standards BS5306 and BS9990/2015. A visual inspection is recommended every 6 months and a hydraulic pressure test every 12 months. Failure to do so may invalidate your insurance. Located in Oldham, our engineers work throughout Greater Manchester and across the UK. Contact us today for expert Wet and Dry Riser servicing and maintenance.


6 month visual inspection

  • All valves open and close, leave close (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 door for corrosion
  • The inlet breaching valve springs and rubbers are free moving and in good condition
  • The inlet/outlet cabinet glass
  • All required signage is present and correct

Riser maintenance & remedial repairs

  • Replacing outlet washers
  • Repair or replace valves (replace strap and lock as 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 signage to all floors (if necessary)

Annual pressure testing


For Dry Risers this 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 the 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 system failure due to inability to hold pressure for the recommended 15 minutes at 12 bar (at the inlet), a retest will be required.


For wet risers there are additional checks, on cleanliness of storage tanks, booster pumps and associated mechanical and electrical equipment.

Need your system servicing? Contact us in Greater Manchester for riser inspections and pressure testing across the UK.

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