Rapid action is crucial when a fire breaks out to minimize damage. Fire hydrants provide water for substantial reasons due to the water delivery capacity of a fire engine. As a company or property owner, you have various options for keeping your fire hydrant in good operating order. Here are some helpful fire hydrant maintenance tips to keep in mind.
Law Requires Fire Hydrant Maintenance
Several fire hydrants are situated on public property. Public fire hydrants are the responsibility of local governments. This entails scheduling routine inspections and maintaining their accessibility. What about fire hydrants that are situated on private property? Landowners maintain these private hydrants in these situations, like their plumbing systems. If you have a private fire hydrant, you can contact the helpful and knowledgeable team at Alpha Plumbing.
Maintenance Is Needed Several Times Per Year
Getting your fire hydrants inspected at least twice a year is advised. The interval between inspections cannot be longer than six months. These checks are best carried out in the fall and spring. Private landowners should record every fire hydrant inspection. These documents will serve as evidence of review for the fire commissioners, an inspector, or a local government.
Maintenance Ensures That Your Hydrants Are In Working Order
The fire codes in each location that calls for a review involve precise measures, regardless of the inspection type. During the examination, the following components are inspected:
- Caps, including any cap threads
- Drain valves
- Main valves
- O-ring seals or gaskets
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