There is no question that functional fire alarm systems can protect your commercial building. However, you can’t stop there. Adding fire extinguishers and fire sprinklers also makes a difference. Portable fire extinguishers, in particular, are much easier to move around where you need to deploy them. That said, all of your employees need to be able to find them in case of an emergency. But how do you know when they need to be maintained?
Servicing the Fire Extinguishers
Every month, fire extinguishers should be inspected for any potential problems. Even though it can be years before it’s time to replace the unit, keeping an eye out for potential issues can ensure timely maintenance that extends the lifespan of each extinguisher. A technician who has the proper training should conduct these inspections because the average building owner will not know what they should be looking for; more in-depth reviews should be performed once every year.
How Inspections Are Carried Out
Now let’s look at how these inspections are supposed to be completed. All maintenance tags need to be kept up to date – anything allowed to fall out of date is invalid. Also, the extinguisher needs to be fully charged. That’s because a partial charge can lead to pressurization in the chamber being too low. It’s also problematic because the extinguishers can run out of charge before the fire is entirely under control. All fire extinguishers need to be easy to find, and with their anti-tamper seals unbroken. The nameplate needs to be fully visible and cannot be obscured. Finally, the technicians will be looking for any signs of the extinguishers being damaged in any way.
When it comes to expert servicing of your building’s fire extinguishers, you know you can put your trust in the team at Fireline! By scheduling an inspection and getting the necessary repairs, you can rest easy knowing that all of your fire extinguishers will be ready the next time a fire breaks out on your premises!
Fire Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.