For many homeowners and business owners who are looking at fire protection for the first time, there are always several questions and concerns. From fire sprinkler systems, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers, it can be overwhelming for those not experienced with fire safety. You may be wondering, what do I need and why? To help people who are still unclear about their responsibilities and kinds of equipment required for their home or business, we thought it would be helpful to share with you the most frequently asked questions and answers regarding fire extinguishers. Here are the most common fire extinguisher questions all answered.
Which Kind of Extinguisher is needed for my Business?
The kinds of extinguishers you need depend on the nature of your business and the working environment you’re in. For example, you will need different types of fire extinguishers in a professional kitchen compared to what you’d need in an office. There are many kinds of classes of fires that each kind of fire extinguisher is required. For concerns and questions regarding the fire classes, call Fireline!
What’s the Lifespan of an Extinguisher?
A CO2 fire extinguisher will need replacing after ten years, and all other kinds will require an extended service every five years (a discharge, pressure test, and refill) all carried out by a qualified technician. Always make sure equipment is stored correctly and serviced consistently.
Can my Fire Extinguisher be Refilled?
As mentioned before, fire extinguishers can be discharged, pressure tested, and refilled, providing the used cylinder meets the legal fire standards. In a few instances, due to damaged parts from weather conditions or misuse, the extinguisher might need to be replaced.
How often Should my Fire Extinguisher be Serviced?
To be compliant with most local fire safety laws, fire extinguishers have to be serviced and checked by a qualified engineer or fire safety expert every year. If you’re concerned that your extinguisher isn’t working as well as it could be, then you should call someone to give it a look. Business owners are required by law to provide functioning fire extinguishers in the building to protect both your employees and other visitors inside. Fire extinguisher servicing guarantees that all equipment is fully functioning in case of a dangerous fire emergency.
If you’ve got any questions or concerns regarding fire extinguishers, call Fireline today!
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.