NYC Fire Extinguisher Services
Why do I need to service my fire extinguisher in New York?
The main reason to keep your fire extinguisher serviced is that it is in working condition in the event of an emergency. You wouldn’t want to try to put a fire out to find out that the fire extinguisher doesn’t have any pressure in it. That is why when we service fire extinguishers in NYC we properly test them, check the pressure levels and then recharge or refill them when necessary. Aside from that, your insurance company and the FDNY mandates that fire extinguishers are inspected yearly to ensure they are fully serviced. Failure to have your fire extinguishers serviced can result in fines, closures to your business and suspension of insurance.
How often do I need to service my fire extinguisher in NYC?
The FDNY requires yearly tags from fire extinguisher inspections on your fire extinguishers to ensure they are in good-standing condition forbid there was a fire on your property. Some businesses and construction sites require monthly inspections to comply with their insurance.
Does the Fire Department service fire extinguishers?
The Fire Department does not service fire extinguishers, they will perform fire safety inspections on your premises in which the fire extinguishers present must have an up-to-date (within 1-year) fire inspection tag from a certified fire extinguisher inspection service company like Chase Fire.
What does servicing a fire extinguisher include?
- Perform and visually inspect the fire extinguisher for corrosion, rust, dents, and damage.
- Ensure that the extinguisher has not been used and is still pressurized, by checking the following:
- Safety pin and tamper seal are still in their places
- Pressure gauge reading is full — in the green area. (This is not applicable for Co2 fire extinguishers.)
- Check that the operating instructions on the extinguisher are clear, legible and unobstructed by damage or coverings.
- Removal of the discharge hose and checking for blockages and corrosion.
- Once the discharge hose has been removed replacement the ‘O’ ring is put in place.
- Weighing of the extinguisher.
- If there is more than a 10% weight loss, investigate and recharge.
- Wipe down the extinguisher.
- Ensure that the wall mountings are secure and in good condition, and properly placed with clear identification before replacing the fire extinguisher back on the wall.
- Updating the annual fire extinguisher inspection tag to accurately reflect the state of the extinguisher and the length for which it should be fire-ready for.
How often do my fire extinguishers need to be serviced?
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Servicing All Types of Fire Extinguishers in NYC, NJ & Long Island
- Standard ABC Fire Extinguishers
- CO2 (Class C) Fire Extinguishers
- Halotron/Clean Agent Fire Extinguishers
- Dry Powder (Class D) Fire Extinguishers
- Automatic Fire Extinguishers
- Wheeled Fire Extinguishers
- Class K Fire Extinguishers for kitchen fires involving cooking oil, grease and/or fats
- Fire Extinguisher Covers and Stands
- Fire Extinguisher Cabinets
- Spot Protection Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguisher Features
- Manufactured to meet UL’s rigorous standards for commercial hazard protection and backed by our manufacturer’s warranty.
- Anodized metal & brass valve assemblies for superior strength and corrosion resistance.
- Industrial grade steel & aluminum cylinders with polyester powder coating designed to withstand harsh environments & rough usage.
- Metal pull pins, vehicle brackets and wall hooks for extended unit service life.
- The extinguisher nameplate incorporates bilingual operating and maintenance instructions. Available in English/Spanish & English/French.
- Color-coded gauges show operating status at-a-glance.
- Extinguishers have model and serial number bar coding for easy and accurate maintenance history.
NYC Fire Code for Fire Extinguisher Services
FDNY Ebook on "Fire Extinguisher Safety Code"
Automtic Spot Fire Extinguishers
A spot protection fire extinguisher can be horizontally or vertically mounted and acts as a single unit source with automatic action against fire targeted at a specific area.
Designed to supply supplementary fire protection for some local and total flood applications, MINI-GUARD is designed, tested and constructed to the same high standards as portable extinguishers.
MINI GUARD units can be charged with Multipurpose Dry Chemical or Halotron.
The starting point in selecting the proper fire protection system is considering the type of fire threat that your business most likely faces, and thus the type of extinguishing agent you would need to combat it.
Did you know? Fires can be classified in three ways:
type A: ignited by common combustible materials (e.g. wood, trash, paper, plastics, cloth, rubber)
type B: ignited by oil-based or other flammable liquid materials (e.g. solvents, oil, gasoline, paint)
type C: ignited by the presence of electricity (such as from malfunctioning electronics/wiring, broken motors, controls, electronic appliances)
ABC Fire Extinguishers are the most common because they put out the majority of fires. Specialty fire extinguishers are placement based to deal with the types of fires that some rooms are more likely to have.
There is no one fire extinguisher capable of handling all fire types. Certain extinguishers can only combat one type of fire, or perhaps two. Fire extinguishers can utilize water, foam, dry chemicals or carbon dioxide.
Types of Fire Extinguishers
Each kind of fire extinguisher is classified by a different letter on its canister. The A is usually in a green triangle, the B is in a red rectangle and the C is in a blue circle. Below are the most common types of fire extinguishers on the market:
Water extinguishers are only effective against type A fires.
Foam fire extinguishers can extinguish cooking oils and fats from kitchen fires, making them noteworthy in kitchen suppression.
Dry chemical extinguishers use different dry powder chemicals, such as sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate or monoammonium phosphate. These versatile fire extinguishers can combat A, B, and C fires.
Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers use carbon dioxide gas to put out flames, and work best against B & C fires.