Fire hydrants are essential fire safety features that are usually found in the premises of large, commercial establishments. They are installed primarily to assist fire fighters during active firefighting situations. Fire trucks have a limited water supply. Fire hydrants will aid in providing a continuous water supply from the mains minimizing the risk of running out of water.
Fire hydrants are usually installed below ground level. The possibility of clogging up, getting damaged, and being inaccessible is high. This could turn a manageable crisis into a tragedy. ASCO Fire can help in identifying fire hydrant maintenance needs with our reliable fire hydrant flow testing services.
What is Fire Hydrant Flow Testing?
A fire hydrant flow test is the process of precisely assessing the competencies of the water mains. The hydrants are tested, maintained, and visually inspected to ensure that they passed the requirements of the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA).
Is the water dispensed according to the right pressure? Is there an adequate volume of water from the system? After the tests, our experts will make a report to answer these questions based on the results. The report should also indicate whether there is a leakage or any other damage that needs to be repaired.
Types of Facilities that Require Fire Hydrant Flow Testing
A fire hydrant flow test will reveal if the hydrants will be able to meet the water demands in the event of a fire. It is essential that these buildings have fire hydrants that are maintained in its optimal performance:
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Medical Facilities
- Commercial Buildings
- Multifamily Residential Buildings
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Retail Facilities
- … and more!
Benefits of Fire Hydrant Flow Testing
The value of fire hydrant flow testing is normally appreciated when the hydrants work exceptionally well during a fire. But disasters are unpredictable and being prepared is the only way to get through them without too many casualties. With fire hydrant flow testing, problems can be identified and are remedied at once. Based on the results, establishments can identify the needed developments, like upgrades, on their fire protection features.
Our Expertise in Fire Hydrant Flow Testing
At ASCO Fire, we have a trained crew that can carry out fire hydrant flow tests in compliance with the standards. Some of the New Jersey establishments that we have tested fire hydrants for are as follows:
- Waldwick Municipal Building
- River Criminal Terminal Development
- Bayer Pharmaceuticals
- Mary Hart Nursing Home
- The ROTC Building at Princeton University
- Marriott Residence Inn’s in Canterbury and Wayne
- Hilton Homewood Suites
Our aim is to generate a comprehensive report that will show how fire hydrants perform. Notice that we have an extensive set of clients that trust our capabilities. This is to show that our expertise is not limited to a specific type of client.
Choose ASCO Fire for Fire Hydrant Flow Testing
ASCO Fire has a range of fire protection equipment and services. We are trained to perform different tests to make sure that all your fire protection features are in the best working conditions. Our services are carried out following the latest regulatory requirements. We are the best partners in helping you meet the necessary health and safety regulations.
Contact ASCO Fire today to schedule a complimentary consultation on fire hydrant flow testing with our team. Call 973-633-7300 or email us at info@ASCOfire.com to get started!