Fire extinguishers are required in every commercial and industrial building by law, and it is an excellent law to have. Fire extinguishers are incredibly powerful against fires just when they begin, and with the right placement, type, and maintenance, you can be armed with a handy tool that is ideal for putting out fires. If you need fire extinguisher services in Bel Air, Maryland, look no further than Fireline Corporation!
Importance of Fire Extinguishers
Portable fire extinguishers are a power tool against fires just as they begin. Some surveys say that they help put out more than 80% of fires in the U.S., even up to a 95% success rate. When the fire alarm goes off or someone spots a fire on the scene, a nearby fire extinguisher and quick thinking help put it out fast. Fire extinguishers significantly reduce the need for costly fire sprinkler or fire suppression activation.
Placement for Fire Extinguishers
It is imperative to have the right number of fire extinguishers in the right place. All extinguishers should be in easy-to-spot locations, especially near exits and in common rooms and hallways. No objects should obstruct one’s view or access to the fire extinguishers, and they should be located no higher than five feet off the ground. They should be housed in either proper clear boxes or on proper brackets with the instructions facing outward.
Types of Fire Extinguishers
Having the right fire extinguisher is crucial; otherwise, it could backfire. A Fireline Corp. professional can prescribe, source, and place the right kind of extinguisher for your commercial or industrial building in Bel Air. The classes of fire extinguishers are as follows:
- Class A: For everyday objects like wood, fabric, paper, plastic, and rubber
- Class B: For flammable liquids like grease and oil
- Class C: For electrical equipment
- Class D: For combustible metals
- Class K: For commercial kitchens
Fireline Corporation also provides multi-purpose ABC and BC extinguishers and was one of the first companies to distribute them in the 1960s.
Fire Extinguisher Services
Fireline Corporation offers a myriad of fire extinguisher services in Bel Air, Maryland. We can perform all inspections, testing, and repairs. If you prefer to perform visual inspections yourself, we can instruct your personnel to do it properly if need be. All testing and repairs happen in our DOT-certified maintenance shop by trained Fireline employees. Learn more about our fire extinguisher services on our page here.
Fireline’s Training Program
Our services don’t stop there. We also offer a fire extinguisher training program to equip your employees with the skills necessary in the event of an emergency. Learn more here!
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.