Hydrants may be easy to take for granted, or they may cause you to roll your eyes as you try to find a place to park your car. However, fire hydrant installation in Schererville can mean the difference between life and death. Fire departments rely on access to hydrants to fight large-scale blazes. At Reichelt Plumbing, we value our communities and want to keep them safe.
Planned Communities and Construction
New projects should always include fire hydrant installation, and existing areas without hydrants should gain access if possible. Whether it is a planned community or an old neighborhood, hydrants are an important part of fire protection. A recent house fire in Northwest Indiana took more than two hours to extinguish, as the home is in an area without access to a hydrant. The fire spread to a neighboring home, and firefighters had to truck in water to fight the blaze.
Fire hydrants should always be a factor in any new construction project or development. Hydrants can cut down on the amount of time it takes to put out a fire, reducing damage and even saving lives. All hydrants should be properly maintained with annual inspections. Professional plumbing companies can do a point-by-point examination to ensure the devices are working properly.
Reichelt Offers Professional Installation
There are a number of codes and regulations that govern fire hydrant installation. At Reichelt Plumbing, we have extensive experience in these mandates as well as proper upkeep on hydrants. Call us today to speak to one of our Indiana plumbers: (219) 322-4906.
Source: Sun Times, “1 dead after NW Indiana home explodes,” Brian Slodysko, September 10, 2013