Fire Extinguisher Inspection
We know that having the right fire extinguishers means nothing if they are not properly inspected and maintained. Our fire professionals perform thorough fire extinguisher inspections that ensure each unit will function properly if a fire breaks out.
At Fire Pros, our fire extinguisher inspection services ensure you remain compliant with all NFPA regulations (specifically, NFPA 10, which governs fire extinguishers), local building codes, and insurance requirements. Our focus is your safety, and we know that your fire extinguishers are the first line of defense for keeping your personnel and property safe from danger.
Fire Extinguisher Inspections
Our team can inspect a wide range of fire extinguishers. We are thoroughly versed in the design and specifications of almost every fire extinguisher on the market, whether it’s manufactured by Ansul Sentry or another company.
We perform inspections on dry chemical fire extinguishers, carbon dioxide fire extinguishers, Class ABC fire extinguishers, Class D fire extinguishers, Class K fire extinguishers, and many more. Our licensed fire extinguisher technicians adhere to a strict checklist during each inspection that is tailored to the specific extinguisher. This ensures that all components and functions are inspected and accounted for during the process.
Common tasks we will perform during annual fire extinguisher inspections include:
- Extinguisher is inspected for damage or missing parts.
- Extinguisher is removed from bracket or cabinet.
- Inspect the gauge to verify the needle is in the green zone.
- Inspect the hose.
- Lift the extinguisher to verify it is charged. CO2 extinguishers are weighed.
- The pull pin is examined.
- Examine the hydro test date to verify whether it is due for a hydro test: *Pressurized Dry Chemical Portables are due every 12 years.
- *CO2 extinguishers are due every 5 years.
- Examine the 6-year maintenance date to determine if it is due for maintenance.
- Verify the extinguisher is mounted at the proper height.
- Replace the tamper seal and tag the extinguisher.
To learn more about the steps we perform during a standard fire extinguisher inspection in Michigan, contact Fire Pros at 800-968-2871!
FAQs About Fire Extinguishers
How Often Should Fire Extinguishers Be Inspected?
Normal fire extinguisher inspections are required once a month to make sure there is no obvious damage to the device and the fire extinguisher pressure is adequate. You can perform this inspection on your own.
In addition to monthly extinguisher self-tests, full fire extinguisher maintenance is required once a year and a fire extinguisher hydro test is required every 12 years.
Do Fire Extinguishers Expire?
With proper maintenance and recharging, fire extinguishers will last for between five to fifteen years.
What Is the Most Common Cause of Fire Extinguisher Failure?
Corrosion is the most common cause of fire extinguisher failure. This can cause leaks and potentially component failure during use.
How Are Fire Extinguishers Recharged?
We refill the cylinder with the appropriate extinguishing agent. This can be carbon dioxide, dry chemical, water, wet chemical, etc. We repressurize the system and perform a leak test before returning it to our clients.
Do You Need a Professional to Repair a Fire Extinguisher?
Yes! Never attempt to perform a fire extinguisher repair on your own. Repairing fire extinguishers requires specialized training and tools. Failure to properly repair a damaged fire extinguisher can result in system failure during an emergency.
Hire Fire Pros for Your Fire Extinguisher Needs!
The professionals at Fire Pros will ensure your fire extinguishers are ready to use when moments matter. We encourage you to contact our team at 800-968-2871 to schedule service on your fire extinguishers and other fire suppression systems.
Our Fire Protection Service Area
We service fire protection equipment for businesses throughout West Michigan.