Fire Pump Repair for Commercial Buildings
Expert Fire Pump Repair in North Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia
A reliable fire protection system is necessary to keep your building safe in case a blaze breaks out. One of the most important facets of building fire safety is having fire sprinklers installed, and no sprinkler system can work without a functioning fire pump.
Fire pumps occasionally require repairs to ensure proper functionality in an emergency. If you notice something wrong with your fire pump, call Unifour Fire & Safety to schedule a repair or request 24-hour emergency services.
What Do Fire Pumps Do?
A fire pump is a sprinkler system component. Its primary function is to ensure sufficient water pressure so that when sprinkler heads open, they deliver ample water to douse the blaze. You’re most likely to need a fire pump if your building is a high rise and the local municipal water system can’t provide sufficient pressure to meet the design requirements of your sprinkler system.
When a sprinkler head engages, the water starts flowing. The fire pump powers on automatically if the water pressure drops below a certain threshold. This can happen if multiple sprinkler heads open to douse a swiftly spreading fire. Water pressure can also drop if firefighters connect a hose to a fire hydrant to assist with extinguishing the blaze from outside the building.
When To Schedule Fire Pump Repair
The best way to keep your fire pump working properly is to schedule routine inspections and testing with Unifour Fire & Safety. Our services help you catch and repair problems early to ensure your fire pump is always ready.
Even if you follow the recommended maintenance schedule, it’s still possible for your fire pump to malfunction. After all, if one component stops working, the operation of the entire system could be in jeopardy. When your fire pump acts up, your swift response is crucial to prevent leaving your building vulnerable if there’s a fire.
Types of Fire Pump Repairs
The experienced team at Unifour Fire & Safety has performed countless fire pump repairs over the past 30 years we’ve been in business. We’re familiar with all types of fire pumps, and we have the proper training to identify and fix problems accurately the first time around. Count on us to perform these fire pump repair services:
- Fire pump troubleshooting
- Jockey pump repair
- Pressure regulator and relief valve repair
- Pump disassembly, internal inspection, and reassembly
- Shaft and wear ring repair and replacement
- Impeller repair and precision balancing
- Motor repair, replacement, and rebuild services
- Laser shaft alignment
- Hardware replacements
24-Hour Fire Pump Repair in the Southeast
If something’s wrong with your fire pump, there’s no reason to leave your building unprotected for even one day. Our 24-hour emergency fire pump repairs will have your system back up and running in no time. Feel free to call us anytime — day or night, weekend or holiday — and we’ll provide the quick response you need to limit the loss of life and property in a fire.
Check our service area in the Southeast and call us at 866-511-5540 today for 24-hour fire pump repair.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the signs you need fire pump repair?
While some fire pump issues are only discovered during inspection, testing, and maintenance, if you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call in a professional fire protection company for emergency fire pump repair:
- A sudden breakdown
- Excessive vibration
- Faulty pressure relief valves
- Faulty automatic starting devices
- Leaky pipes
What causes a fire pump to overheat?
Overheating is a common fire pump problem. Causes include:
- Damaged bearings
- Clogged filters
- Lack of lubrication
- The wrong type of oil
- A foreign object in the pump
If you suspect your fire pump is overheating, immediate action is necessary to avoid further damage.
When should I replace my fire pump?
Because they typically sit idle, people sometimes have a false sense of confidence that their fire pump will last for decades. However, a fire pump’s service life, no matter how often it springs into action, is about 20 years, assuming it’s been properly maintained.
Other reasons to replace a fire pump include hydraulic performance deterioration and component breakdown due to high moisture and damp environments.
Our Service Area
We proudly provide fire protection services in the following cities and their surrounding areas:
North Carolina (NC): Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Hickory, Raleigh, and Durham
South Carolina (SC): Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg
Georgia (GA): Athens, Atlanta, and Savannah
Unifour Fire & Safety is also licensed in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida.
Contact us online or call 866-511-5540 for fire protection services throughout the Southeast!