About Hydrant Doctor, Commercial Fire Hydrant Services
Nick Selembo, the Hydrant Doctor
Nick Selembo, the Hydrant Doctor, has over 20 years of experience, with over 40,000 hours in the field, specializing in fire hydrant maintenance and repair since 1992. While the official name of his company is “Commercial Fire Hydrant Services,” Nick is well known as The Hydrant Doctor for his ability to turn sick fire hydrants into healthy ones in no time.
An innovative service, Hydrant Doctor combines tremendous experience with proven techniques. When he does break with tradition, Nick Selembo calls upon
years of experience and insight to create unique solutions and
utilize time-saving tools developed by the Hydrant Doctor.
Hydrant Doctor provides fire hydrant
maintenance and repair services throughout Pennsylvania
and the mid-Atlantic states, including Altoona, Bedford,
DuBois, Harrisburg, Indiana, Johnstown, Lancaster,
Pittsburgh, Somerset, State College, Uniontown, York in
PA, Clarksburg, Fairmont , Morgantown, Parkersburg, and
Wheeling in West Virginia, Akron, Canton, Cleveland,
Columbus, Steubenville, and Youngstown, Hagarstown, and
Frederick in MD.
“Commercial Fire Hydrant Services
(Hydrant Doctor) performed the following services for
• Repair and/or replace fire hydrants
damaged as a result of vehicle collisions.
• Inspect/test all Industry Borough fire hydrants and
make repairs where necessary.
We intend to utilize Commercial Fire Hydrant Services
for future hydrant repairs and other related projects as
the above work was performed to our specifications in a
timely and satisfactory manner.”
John J. Nadzam
Manager of Operations, Industry Borough
Consulting, Training, and Preventative Maintenance Plans are provided nationwide.
Contact Hydrant Doctor to learn more about what we can do for your business or community.
Truth be told, the Hydrant Doctor has better fire hydrant maintenance tools and fire hydrant parts than are available to most municipal authorities.
“I treat every customer as if they were the first customer I ever had. Whether you have one hydrant that needs attention or 50, every customer is equal in this: you need your fire hydrants to be reliable and ready to go.”
Nick Selembo, the Hydrant Doctor
In time, Nick expanded the services of Hydrant Doctor to include maintenance and repair of post indicator valves (PIVs) and gate valves, especially when in use with fire suppression equipment such as sprinkler systems.
The key focus of Hydrant Doctor remains with good preventative maintenance plans for fire hydrants. There are few things to which we pay less attention than the common fire hydrant, but even fewer upon which we depend so completely in the event of a devastating fire.
The History of Fire Hydrants
Before the modern fire hydrant, a less elegant fire suppression system was to bury a wooden water pipe (often no more than a hollowed out log) along the streets. In the event of a fire, teams would dig down to the buried wooden water main and auger a hole in the pipe. Up would come the water. When they were finished, they would need to plug the pipe to stem the flow. Hence the origin of the term “fire plug.”
To learn more about the history and technology behind fire hydrants, please read A Brief History of the Fire Hydrant on the firehydrant.org website.
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