Your fire pump is a critical necessity when your local water system is not able to provide the satisfactory pressure to meet the needs of your fire sprinkler system. Because they play such a major part in preventing a fire disaster and the protection of your property during unexpected fire emergencies, regular inspection, testing and maintenance is essential. Professionals are trained and qualified to do pump testing. Illinois technicians have been helping property owners avoid dangerous fires and harmful injuries thanks to current NFPA 25 Testing and Inspection Standards.
Why Pump Test?
If you are a building owner, or you manage a facility, you more than likely have a sprinkler system that is being supplied by a fire pump. It is your legal responsibility by code to maintain this equipment and keep it in proper working order. If you don’t have the knowledge nor the time to keep your equipment in good working order, then you will need to hire someone who is qualified to do this. The importance of your pump is immeasurable. In the disastrous event of a fire, your sprinkler system can save property and lives, but it can only do this if it is in proper working order!
Testing is a fundamental and vital part of keeping your apparatus safe and in tip-top shape. Having a pump fail when a multiple alarm fire is in progress is a recipe for disaster. This could be prevented by pump testing. The last place you would want to do pump testing is during an actual multiple alarm fire. All fire apparatus should be tested yearly – there should be no exceptions to this rule. A checklist should be used and recorded from start to finish by a qualified professional who has been trained.
A professional will be able to foresee any developing problems with your pump and make recommendations for remediation. Their attention to detail and the requirements is immeasurable.
Most fire pumps have the disadvantage of being hidden in a room in the ‘off’ position and the only way to keep up with its condition is by turning it on and checking its operation regularly. Don’t let a catastrophe happen when it could have been avoided by regular pump testing.
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