Fire Extinguisher Service
Maintenance and Services
Have you recently checked your fire extinguisher? Is the Fire Extinguisher for your Car, business or home in working order? Fire extinguishers need servicing every year to make sure they are in proper working order. You need your Fire Extinguisher to perform when you need it. It’s often that extinguishers leak, rust or become damaged and require repair. Majestic Fire Protection are experts at installing, testing and repairing fire extinguisher no matter where they are located.
Fire Extinguisher for your Car
You want to be on the safe side? Buy a Fire Extinguisher for your Car. It does not matter if it’s not a high performance vehicles it may come in handy during unexpected situations.
Home fire extinguishers are a good investment especially have you have children in the home. A single fire extinguisher on each floor of your home can go a long way in supplementing a fire sprinkler system and can help extinguisher a fire before the sprinkler system becomes active.
Fire Extinguisher for your boat
is required safety equipment. Majestic Fire Protection usually chooses the Fire boy Fire Extinguisher Suppression system on new installations. For yachts and performance water crafts a custom fire suppression system can be designed as well as individual Fire Extinguishers placed in proper locations. Majestic Fire Protection can work with boat owners and builders to design a solution according to boating and waterway law in addition to, customer needs.
Fire Extinguisher Inspections
The National Fire Protection Association(NFPA) encourages fire extinguisher inspections on a monthly basis so when a situation arises that would require a working fire extinguisher they will perform as expected. It’s also recommended that yearly maintenance be completed on all extinguishers.
Fire Extinguisher Inspections on a Monthly Basis
Fire extinguishers should be located in easily accessible areas – you should have places in your building where fire extinguishers are easily accessible. With this in mind it’s also important to have fire safety training so everyone knows where the extinguishers are located.
Extinguishers need to be periodically inspected for physical damage – Make sure to inspect the safety pins, tamper seals, and search for any signs of leakage or corrosion. Check the nozzle for clogs, and make sure there are no dents or cracks in the extinguisher casing.
Extinguisher pressure gauge – In order for the extinguisher to work there needs to be adequate pressure. The needle on the gauge should be in the green zone which indicates proper pressure. Another way to test is to make sure it feels heavy enough to verify there is material in the extinguisher to put out a blaze. These simple steps are a great way to verify your extinguisher is ready when needed.
Operation instructions – the extinguisher nameplate and operating instructions should be clearly visible and legible and at all times.
The date tag – Make sure the tag on the extinguisher is readable and not past servicing. The servicing should be done a on a yearly basis. If the fire extinguisher is expired you should call immediately for maintenance or repair and renewal of the tags.
Initial and date the back of the tag – this will indicate that you performed the required inspection.
Fire Extinguisher for your Car – You want to be on the safe side? Buy a Fire Extinguisher for your Car. It does not matter if it’s not a high performance vehicles it may come in handy during unexpected situations.
A Fire Extinguisher for your boat is required safety equipment. Majestic Fire Protection usually chooses the Fire boy Fire Extinguisher Suppression system on new installations. For yachts and performance water crafts a custom fire suppression system can be designed as well as individual Fire Extinguishers placed in proper locations. Majestic Fire Protection can work with boat owners and builders to design a solution according to boating and waterway law in addition to, customer needs
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
It’s true that fire extinguishers are long lasting and durable. However, because of many factors you might find it has dents, has leaked or is rusting a bit. These are reasons that can impair your fire extinguishers ability to work as expected and when needed. Monthly inspections are key so if it’s recognized that there may be a defect with your fire extinguisher it’s important that it be taken care of immediately.
Recharging a Fire Extinguisher
A fire extinguisher needs to be properly charged in order to work. Monthly inspections are vital to make sure that no damage or leakage is taking place. You must remember that you want the fire extinguisher to work when you need it. Having a properly charged and inspected fire extinguisher can be a matter of life and death.
Well maintained fire extinguishers should last a long time. The NFPA and local authorities have determined if a fire extinguisher is 12 years (Manufacturers Date) or older it’s important to have the equipment hydro-tested (Hydrostatic Testing) or even replaced if the equipment is not in proper working order. It’s vital that the fire extinguisher be tested to make sure there are no cracks or leaks in the shell. A Fire can happen when you least expect it and those that are not prepared lose the most.