Fire Pump Repair in Houston, TX
Are you familiar with the different components of your fire sprinkler system? One of the most important parts is the fire pump. If this equipment breaks down, the sprinkler heads may still react to heat from the flames below, but the water flow may be insufficient to douse the blaze.
What Is a Fire Pump?
The primary function of a fire pump is to ensure adequate water pressure within a fire sprinkler system. When a sprinkler head activates and the water starts flowing, the fire pump keeps tabs on the pressure. If it dips below a certain threshold, the pump kicks on automatically to supplement the flow and ensure the sprinkler heads perform the way they’re intended.
High rise buildings are the most common places to install fire pumps, though any building with low pressure from the local municipal water system could benefit from a fire pump installation. Sprinkler performance issues can even occur in small buildings with good water pressure if multiple sprinkler heads engage simultaneously or if firefighters connect a hose to an exterior fire hydrant or interior standpipe. This means fire pumps could be a necessary fire protection investment for almost any type of building.
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When to Repair Your Fire Pump
While the best way to keep your fire pump running properly is with routine inspections, testing, and maintenance, it’s still possible for the equipment to break down between formal visits from a Kauffman Co. technician. Here are the signs that indicate you should schedule fire pump repair:
- Water leaking from pipes
- Faulty automatic starting devices or pressure relief valves
- Signs of excessive vibration
- Overheating of the pump casing
- Blocked suction intake valve
- Faulty battery or charger
Types of Fire Pump Repairs We Perform
After over 35 years in the industry, Kauffman Co. has experience performing a wide range of fire pump repairs on all brands and styles of equipment. Thanks to our extensive training, we can identify and fix problems with a high degree of accuracy, reducing the need for callbacks. Here are the types of fire pump repairs we perform:
- Repairing jockey pumps
- Repairing pressure relief valves and regulator valves
- Disassembling, internally inspecting, and reassembling fire pumps
- Repairing and replacing shafts and wear rings
- Precision balancing and repairing impeller shaft assemblies
- Repairing, replacing, and rebuilding motors
- Aligning laser shafts
- Replacing hardware
24-Hour Fire Protection Services
If you notice problems with your fire pump, our 24-hour services ensure you don’t leave your building unprotected for even a day. Contact us at any time of day or night, and we’ll respond quickly to your call. Our ultimate goal is to save lives and reduce the risk of property loss, so you can trust us to always be there for you when you need us most!
Schedule Fire Pump Repair in Houston
Kauffman Co. is a family-owned fire protection company based right here in Houston. We are dedicated to helping business owners prevent disasters with comprehensive, code-compliant fire protection services.
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