It is easy to take fire hydrants for granted. We barely notice them on the street until there is an emergency. They are expected to work properly to dispense enough water to put out a fire, despite years of neglect. To avoid a malfunction, it is important to conduct a fire hydrant flow test to ensure this man-made device is fully functional at the right time. Additionally, annual maintenance and inspections will identify key problems before a catastrophic failure.
Condition Assessments Determine Functionality
Particles from dirt, gravel and other foreign materials can interrupt the ease of operation for hydrants. Infrequent repairs exacerbate problems and also threaten functionality. Not only can this create problems with the hydrant, but it also leads to poor conditions with the water system. The main valve can become damaged, which prevents it from draining or closing properly.
Condition assessments allow you to get in front of …