Fire Extinguisher Services
Fire Extinguisher Services
Is your fire extinguisher leaking, rusty, or damaged? Have you discharged it recently and now need a fire extinguisher recharge? Call Federal Fire Equipment today. At Federal Fire Equipment, we offer a wide variety of fire extinguisher services guaranteed to keep your fire extinguisher in shape to fight small fires in your building.
Schedule fire extinguisher service today by calling – 419-531-5164.
Our Fire Extinguisher Services
We provide a wide range of fire extinguisher services, including:
Fire Extinguisher Inspection:
The NFPA requires annual professional fire extinguisher inspections along with monthly inspections that you can do on your own (you can check out the requirements for monthly fire extinguisher inspections here). Federal Fire Equipment provides annual fire extinguisher inspection services to many buildings throughout Toledo, Sylvania, and Holland — to find out how we can keep your fire extinguishers safe, call us today!
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance:
Fire extinguishers are pretty durable. However, this is not always true – you may find that your fire extinguisher has bumps, dents, leaks or rust that can impair its ability to keep you safe at all times. If you notice a defect on your fire extinguisher, call Federal Fire Equipment! We can provide fire extinguisher maintenance that’s as basic or as advanced as you need to make sure your fire extinguisher will keep you safe at all times.
Fire Extinguisher Recharge:
Have you had to discharge your fire extinguisher recently? It’s imperative that you have your extinguisher recharged—the difference between a fully charged extinguisher and one that isn’t could be life and death.
Fire Extinguisher Hydro-testing:
Unused and maintained fire extinguishers should last a very long time, but let’s face it, nothing’s perfect. If your fire extinguisher is more than 12 years old, the NFPA and local authorities require you to have it hydro-tested or replaced. A fire extinguisher hydro-test will make sure the shell of your fire extinguisher has no cracks or leaks that can cause it to malfunction when you need it most. If it turns out we need to replace your fire extinguishers, that’s no problem! We also provide fire extinguisher replacement in Ohio and Michigan.
Fire Extinguisher Service Packages
Our monthly fire extinguisher inspection provides a thorough inspection of your fire extinguisher to make sure that it is available and will operate if needed. This monthly check-up offers reasonable assurance that the fire extinguisher is fully charged and operable. The fire extinguisher is checked to make sure that it is in its designated place and that there is no obvious physical damage or condition to prevent it from properly operating. Fire extinguishers must be inspected when they are initially placed in service at your business and thereafter at 30-day intervals.
Annual Maintenance Inspection:
Our annual maintenance inspection provides a thorough examination of your fire extinguishers. This inspection intended to give greater assurance that a fire extinguisher will operate effectively and safely. It includes a thorough examination and any necessary repair or replacement. It will normally reveal if a recharge, six-year tear down or a hydrostatic test is needed. Per NFPA 10 Maintenance on fire
extinguishers must be performed annually.
A fire extinguisher must be recharged after any use. When a fire extinguisher is recharged, it is emptied of all its contents and essential mechanical parts are dismantled, inspected and cleaned. At this time, any defective or worn parts are identified and replaced. The cylinder is then filled with the extinguishing agent, reassembled and pressurized.
Six-Year Tear Down:
A six-year tear down is an “internal inspection” of the fire extinguisher to verify that all mechanical parts are working properly and that the agent has not been contaminated. The fire extinguisher must be emptied and subjected to the applicable maintenance procedures. Once the fire extinguisher is inspected internally, it is recharged and returned to service.
Stored-pressure fire extinguishers must be hydrostatically tested at certain time intervals by following procedures specified by NFPA and DOT (Department of Transportation). A hydrostatic test is a “pressure test”. It is performed on an extinguisher cylinder to check for structural weaknesses or flaws. An external inspection of the cylinder is also performed to check for excess pitting, corrosion, or other
physical deformities. In addition, an internal inspection is performed on the extinguisher before it is recharged and returned to service.