We’ve been doing fire pump testing in Chicago for 30 years now, and one of the most common questions we get from customers is how often they should be running tests on their fire pump equipment. Most building managers and owners know that annual inspections of their fire pumps are imperative, but they may neglect to do the weekly testing that is also incredibly important to ensuring their equipment is ready to respond to an emergency.
- Annual testing
This test will take longer and provide an exhaustive examination of your system, including a water flow test to ensure the proper pressure is being used.
- Weekly testing
Depending on your equipment, you’ll want to run your fire pumps without water flow for anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. This will give you time to do a visual inspection that everything is working properly and catch and correct minor issues before they can cause major problems.
You’ll want to document all of your Chicago fire pump testing so you stay on track with your schedule and can provide important testing information to any agencies that may request it later on. If you aren’t qualified to do the testing yourself, call a team like the one at Aquarius Fluid Products, Inc. and we’ll perform your testing for you. We can also help address any issues that may come up during the weekly or annual tests.
Get in touch with our Chicago fire pump testing team today and let us help you ensure you system is ready to respond. Call us at 1-800-208-8181 or contact us using the form on our website.