Fire Extinguisher Services
Ensure your business is protected by installing the right type and number of fire extinguishers! Then, keep them functioning properly with routine inspections and testing.
Fire Extinguisher Recharge & Refill
If our fire professionals discover a low charge during an inspection or hydrostatic test, you must recharge it as quickly as possible to restore it to full fire-fighting capacity. Fire extinguisher recharging is also necessary any time you discharge the cylinder.
Whether you recently used an extinguisher to put out a fire or someone accidentally released some of the pressure inside the cylinder, schedule recharge services immediately to top it off. After all, a few extra seconds of extinguishing power could make the difference between slowing a fire down and putting it out entirely.
Fire Extinguisher Inspections & Testing
We believe fire extinguisher inspections and testing can prevent significant fire damage and help save lives. With routine servicing, you can rest assured that your extinguishers are code-compliant and ready to use in an emergency.
During an inspection, we’ll make sure the cylinders and all related parts meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements, state and local codes, and your insurance company. We’ll provide you with a detailed fire extinguisher inspection report for your records.
In addition to inspections, we also conduct fire extinguisher cylinder testing in accordance with rules set by the Department of Transportation (DOT). This process, known as hydrostatic testing, checks the structural integrity of your cylinders to ensure their safety and effectiveness in fighting fires.
Fire Extinguisher Sales & Installation
Fire Pros offers a full line of fire extinguishers from Badger and Pyro-Chem to suit your needs, no matter what type of business you own. We can also access other brands upon request.
Our offerings range from ABC multipurpose dry chemical extinguishers to Class K wet chemical extinguishers. We sell wheeled and handheld units, along with cylinders for vehicles and other special applications.
We Offer the Following Types of Fire Extinguishers:
- ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers
- BC dry chemical fire extinguishers
- 6.0L Class K wet chemical fire extinguishers (for kitchen application)
- Carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishers
- 2.5-gallon water fire extinguishers
- Clean agent fire extinguishers
- Purple K fire extinguishers
- Class D dry chemical fire extinguishers
- Wheeled units & portable fire extinguishers
- Vehicle application fire extinguishers
- Special application fire extinguishers
If you’re not sure what type of extinguishers you need or where you should install them, our experienced team can help. We’ll provide professional recommendations and install the extinguishers you purchase with code compliance in mind.
To shop for fire extinguishers, contact us online!
Fire Extinguisher Training
Fire extinguishers are only effective if your employees wield them correctly. When a staff member spots a small blaze, they must access the extinguisher, know how to activate it, and apply it properly against the fire — all in a matter of seconds.
Fire Pros offers hands-on fire safety training, including extinguisher training, to ensure your employees are fully prepared if an emergency strikes. This instruction can take place at either our facility or yours, depending on your preference.
Interested in signing up for fire safety training? Contact us today!
Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Extinguisher Services
How many fire extinguishers does my Michigan business need?
The State of Michigan offers general industry safety standards regarding portable fire extinguishers covering classification, installation, testing, and maintenance requirements. How many fire extinguishers your location needs depends on factors like the size and layout of rooms. The NFPA standard calls for all extinguishers to be easily accessible, with no more than 75 feet between pieces of equipment. No matter the size of a space or building, experts recommend a minimum of two fire extinguishers per floor.
Are there different types of fire extinguishers?
There are five classes of fire extinguishers. Each class is used to extinguish different types of fires:
- Class A extinguishers are used on paper and wood fires.
- Class B extinguishers put out grease, oil, gasoline, and other flammable liquid fires.
- Class C extinguishers are for electric fires.
- Class D extinguishers are used on flammable metals.
- Class K extinguishers put out fires in commercial cooking equipment.
Multipurpose extinguishers are labeled as such and can be used on more than one type of fire.
Where should fire extinguishers be placed?
Depending on the type of fire extinguisher you’re installing, a professional fire extinguisher service provider can advise you of the best locations. To prevent your facility’s fire extinguishers from being damaged or moved, experts recommend mounting them in wall cabinets or on brackets at 3 1/2 to 5 feet above ground level.
Do fire extinguishers need maintenance?
Yes, all fire extinguishers in your Michigan business must be inspected and regularly maintained by a certified fire protection contractor. A fire extinguisher inspection is necessary to identify any safety issues and ensure your equipment will operate as needed in case of fire. Damaged or broken fire extinguishers are typically replaced, but you may be able to make small repairs such as fixing a broken tamper seal without replacing the equipment.
Our Fire Protection Service Area
We service fire protection equipment for businesses throughout West Michigan.