Fire Hydrant Inspection

NFPA standards require that all public fire hydrants be inspected on an annual basis. There are a number of outside factors that can affect fire hydrant operation, including regular wear-and-tear, vandalism, accidental damage, mechanical function, and even the errors of careless contractors. If your New Jersey or Eastern Pennsylvania building’s fire hydrant needs inspection, call Confires today. Our certified trained technicians can make sure your fire hydrant is up to code, so that it will be able to protect you and your business in the event of a fire.

Fire Hydrant Inspection Process

At Confires, our fire hydrant inspection process is designed to ensure that your building’s fire hydrant meets all proper fire safety codes. While there are slight variations in procedures involving multi-valve, single valve, and single outlet hydrants, the general process is basically the same.

  • Attach a pressure gauge to one outlet and take a reading.
  • Turn on the valve to the gauge and record the reading.
  • Attach a pressure gauge to an adjacent hydrant or nearby hose bib.
  • Turn on the second hydrant or hose bib and record the reading. Note: We are taking the pressure reading not flowing the second hydrant.
  • Completely open the outlet to which the pitot is being used.
  • Take and record a pitot reading by inserting the pitot gauge into the center of the column of water. The inlet for the gauge should be placed a distance from the opening equal to the diameter of the opening.
  • Take and record the residual pressure on the hydrant cap gauge.
  • Take and record the residual pressure at the secondary location.
  • Close the hydrant slowly being careful not to cause a “water hammer” and spike the pressure on the cap gauge above the normal static pressure.
  • Verify that all valves closed properly, are not seeping or leaking, and that the hydrant is ready for service.
  • Inspect caps, paint, street markings, and other aspects of the hydrant, recording items which need attention so that follow-up service can be scheduled.
Can our fire safety specialists help your business?

Confires has over 40 years of experience providing complete fire protection services for businesses, organizations, government buildings, and restaurants in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Our number one focus is your safety—we want to make sure your employees, property, and valuables are safe from the dangers of potential fires. We take pride in our “customer first” reputation, and we will do whatever it takes to make sure your property and valuables are protected from fire hazards and your building meets fire safety codes.

The best thing about partnering with Confires is we are your single source solution for all fire protection services. Our experienced fire safety professionals specialize in all aspects of fire protection, which include: commercial kitchen fire suppression, fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems, fire extinguishers, fire sprinkler systems, and emergency exit lighting.

Contact us online or by phone at 888-228-0917 to schedule your inspection.

Our Fire Protection Service Area

We service fire protection equipment for businesses throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.