If your Houston building has a fire sprinkler system, it also has a fire pump. This is the component that ensures adequate water pressure builds up to douse the flames. Without a properly functioning fire pump, nothing but a drizzle of water will exit the sprinkler heads, which doesn’t do much good against a quickly growing blaze.
Regular fire pump testing is important to ensure your sprinkler system works the way you expect it to in case of a fire. Otherwise, the investment you made when you installed fire sprinklers is worthless!
To schedule fire pump testing at your Houston-based business or facility, contact Kauffman Co. online or call us today at 713-893-1090.
For a system that sits dormant a vast majority of the time, it’s easy to forget about your sprinkler system and the corresponding fire pump. However, regular tests are necessary to spot and correct corrosion, intentional tampering, accidental carelessness and damage caused in other ways. By taking the time to perform fire pump testing, you enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing the system will function properly and protect your building from fire.
Checking the status of your fire pump every week may seem a bit much, but in just 10 minutes, you can tell whether the fire pump needs attention from a professional technician or not. To perform a weekly “dry run,” follow these steps:
Once a month while conducting your weekly fire pump test, also check that the pump’s battery is properly charged.
Every six months, in addition to the above tests, check the oil filter and replace the cartridge if necessary.
Make it a priority each year to have a Kauffman Co. technician professionally test your fire pump. Our technicians are licensed to perform in-depth tests that ensure your fire sprinklers will work properly in a fire emergency. We can perform the test alongside other fire protection system inspections and maintenance required by Houston fire code.
With over 35 years of experience, we are the go-to fire protection company for Houston-area businesses. Our fire pump tests are thorough and give you the peace of mind you need to operate your business safely every day.
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For more information about fire pumps, sprinkler systems or other components of your fire protection system, please contact Kauffman Co. online or call us at 713-893-1090.
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