Fire hydrants play a crucial part in putting out fires of all sizes. Because of the immediate danger that fires pose, it’s essential that fire hydrants be reliable at that moment. As such, regular fire hydrant testing is absolutely necessary.
What’s tested during fire hydrant testing?
A primary aspect of fire hydrants that it’s tested during inspection is the pressure. This includes both the flowing pressure and the static pressure. This is important because these pressure values indicate how much water the fire hydrant can pump out and how quickly. When facing a fire, the hydrant must be able to perform.
Over time, the various pipes leading to and encased in a fire hydrant may become obstructed. This can happen from rocks, clogging agents, or anything else. In addition, if any levers (especially the opening valve) become jammed or obstructed in any way, the firefighters will not be able to access the fire hydrant in the amount of time they need.
Damage to a fire hydrant can come in many shapes or sizes, including weather, vandalism, accidental damage, and wear and tear. Experts must also make sure that previous workers did not accidentally tamper with any valves and forget to fix it.
At Matt Chlor, we perform regular fire hydrant testing to ensure the utmost safety and efficacy of the fire hydrants and the vicinity around each one. We know how important fire hydrants are in fighting fires at a moment’s notice and that’s we only offer the best service when testing.