Fire Extinguisher Inspections in Grand Rapids

We know having the right fire extinguishers means nothing if they’re not properly inspected and maintained. Our fire professionals perform thorough fire extinguisher inspections that ensure each unit will function correctly if a fire breaks out.

At Fire Pros, our fire extinguisher inspections 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 your fire extinguishers are the first line of defense for keeping your personnel and property safe.

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How Often Should Fire Extinguishers Be Inspected?

Standard fire extinguisher inspections are required monthly to ensure there’s no damage and that the fire extinguisher pressure is adequate. We recommend visually inspecting your fire extinguishers monthly. Fire extinguishers must also be professionally inspected and certified annually.

Fire extinguisher hydrostatic testing is required every 12 years on ABC, BC, D, and clean agent units and every five years on H2O, CO2, and Class K cylinders. This process is used to test the integrity and pressure resistance of the devices.

Ready to schedule a fire extinguisher inspection? Request a quote by calling 800-968-2871 today.

Do Fire Extinguishers Expire?

While good commercial-grade fire extinguishers have no official expiration date, they do technically expire. When routine maintenance is scheduled and the fire extinguisher is properly recharged, the device’s typical lifespan falls between five and 15 years.

Fire extinguishers must be recharged immediately after use to ensure they won’t fail you during a fire.

If your fire extinguisher needs recharging or replacing, contact our team at 800-968-2871 to request a quote.

Fire Extinguisher Inspections

We can inspect a wide range of fire extinguishers. Our experts 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 inspect dry chemical fire extinguishers, carbon dioxide fire extinguishers, Class ABC, Class D, and Class K fire extinguishers, and many more.

Our licensed technicians adhere to a strict checklist during each inspection tailored to the specific extinguisher. This ensures all components and functions are inspected and accounted for during the process.

Common tasks we perform during annual fire extinguisher inspections include:

  • Inspect the fire extinguisher for damage or missing parts.
  • Remove the fire extinguisher from the bracket or cabinet.
  • Inspect the gauge to verify the needle is in the green zone.
  • Inspect the hose.
  • Lift the extinguisher to verify it’s charged, and weigh the CO2 extinguishers.
  • Examine the pull-pin.
  • Examine the hydro test date to verify whether it’s due for a hydro test. *Pressurized dry chemical portables are due every 12 years. *CO2 extinguishers are due every five years.
  • Examine the six-year maintenance date to determine if it’s due for maintenance.
  • Verify the extinguisher is mounted at the proper height.
  • Replace the tamper seal and tag the extinguisher.

Contact Fire Pros at 800-968-2871 today to learn more about the steps we perform during a standard fire extinguisher inspection in Michigan.

FAQs About Fire Extinguishers

Normal fire extinguisher inspections are required once a month to make sure there’s 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.

Fire extinguishers must be recharged immediately after use to ensure they won’t fail you during a fire.

Corrosion is the most common cause of fire extinguisher failure. This can cause leaks and potentially component failure during use.

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.

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.