Here at Reichelt Plumbing, we understand that fire hydrants are something that most of us don’t think about unless there is some unfortunate occasion where one is needed. However, it is a subject that deserves some attention: at least until you know that your home or business is within a safe proximity from a hydrant.
Who Should Be Concerned?
This subject of fire hydrant installation may be a little more relevant to you if you fit into one of the following categories:
- subdivision developer
- building multi-dwelling units
- looking for a new home
- want to have a hydrant installed closer to your home
- looking for lower homeowners insurance rates
Depending on your situation, you may be legally or financially responsible for the installation of a hydrant.
Work with Civic Authorities
Every town or county has its own policies about how close a building or home must be to a hydrant. Likewise, insurance companies may not be willing to insure a home that is too far from a hydrant. Generally, 500 feet is the rule of thumb, because that is a common fire hose length.
Leave It to the Experts
Fire hydrant installation in Schererville is generally not a DIY project. It should be done by someone with the appropriate credentials. Also, it is important to have written approval from civic authorities before starting. For help installing a fire hydrant or other commercial plumbing needs, call Reichelt Plumbing at (219) 322-4906 or (708) 754-4906.