About Fire Extinguishers
The required number and size of portable extinguishers are set forth in the National Fire Protection Association's Pamplet 10a: "The Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers." Our sales people are trained to determine the building occupancy, the potential fire hazards and the anticipated class of fire before recommending the proper type and size of extinguishers to meet codes. We make reccomendations without obligations.
Fire Extinguishers require scheduled and routine maintenance, which may include physical, visual and mechanical tests or inspections to ensure it is ready for operation in event of a fire. fire extinguishers may require repairs if they are damaged, bent, broken, or have been discharged.
In Accordance with NFPA Pamphlet 10A, we recommend the following inspection steps:
- Examination of cylinder for physical damage or tampering
- Check of gauge for proper cylinder pressure
- Determination of fullness by weighing or hefting
- Inspection of nozzle, valve, and hose assemblies
- Check for broken or missing seals and pull rings
- Location in designated place
- No obstruction to access or visibility
Fire Extinguisher Service
Fire Extinguishers require service, maintenance, tests, inspections, annual service, (6) six year teardowns, refills and recharging.
Intended to give maximum assurance that the extinguisher will operate safely and effectively. It includes all points covered in our inspection and any necessary repair, replacement, and/or subsequent testing. A tag or label is securely fastened, identifying the individual having performed the service.
Every six years, stored pressure extinguishers must be emptied and subjected to a full internal inspection and applicable maintenance procedures, including a thorough examination of all mechanical parts, extinguishing agent and expellant.
This periodic test is mandated by NFPA and the Department of Transportiation, requiring highly specialized test equipment to ensure the integrity of an extinguisher or cylinder at its listed operating pressure. Dry chemical, Halon 1211 and other clean-agent extinguishers are to be hydrotested at 12-year intervals. High Pressure Carbon dioxide extinguishers are tested at five-year intervals.
Livonia Garden City Fire Extinguisher Service
3697 Norton RoadPhone: 734-464-0870
Howell, MI 48843
Howell, MI 48843
Mon - Fri: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat - Sun: Closed