Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) September 23, 2011
Today, Chandler-based fire hydrant repair and maintenance contractor UnderKut Pipeline, announced the launch of best practice guidelines to explain the importance of maintaining fire hydrants.
Approximately 500,000 homes burn down in the United States each year according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). That means 1300 homes are lost to a fire every day. These sobering statistics are reminders of the importance of fire hydrant maintenance. Fire hydrants are one of the most important tools firefighters utilize during an emergency fire.
Not only do fire hydrants save lives, but they support road and street cleaning, enable flushing of sewer mains and distribution systems, determine baseline flow, pH, calibration, and turbidity of water, and help identify problem areas.
That’s why it’s imperative that fire hydrants are well maintained by semi-annual inspections. Failure of a fire hydrant is simply not an option. In addition, consider just a few of the benefits of regular inspections:
· Decreases cost of hydrant and component replacement
· Reduces distribution leaks and associated costs
· Limits system downtime
· Guarantees response call and operation
· Heightens community’s fire protection rating
· Improves water quality management and reassures customers
· Ensures compliance with Arizona regulations
Since a damaged or neglected fire hydrant puts lives in jeopardy, if a resident sees a damaged hydrant, they should report it to the fire or police department immediately or call a professional fire hydrant repair service.
Arizona residents shouldn’t risk a sticky valve problem during an emergency fire in their neighborhood. UnderKut Pipeline is a licensed, bonded, and fully insured utility pipeline company with over 80 years of combined experience. With quick and painless service, they can fix a damaged hydrant or perform semi-annual inspections to ensure the safety of homeowners in the Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona areas.
About UnderKut Pipeline
UnderKut Pipeline is a licensed, bonded, and fully insured utility pipeline company with over 80 years of combined experience and an A rating with the Better Business Bureau. They specialize in the inspection, restoration, and servicing of utility infrastructures including private fire hydrants, fire lines, water valves, and waterlines. They serve Pinal, Pima, and Maricopa Counties in Arizona.