Fire Extinguisher Services
Fire extinguishers are one of the best fire suppression methods available; however, because they aren’t used daily, it’s easy to forget about their maintenance needs.
Neglecting your fire extinguisher’s routine maintenance could leave you without the protection you need in an emergency. And failure to document your fire extinguisher’s maintenance could result in fines for code violations and needlessly endangering the public.
- Fire extinguisher testing & inspection
- Fire extinguisher repair
- Fire extinguisher installation
Hire a local fire protection company to care for your fire extinguisher needs before a crisis happens. Contact Fire Systems of Michigan for expert fire extinguisher testing and inspection.
Fire Extinguisher Inspections
Property managers are responsible for ensuring their fire extinguishers are fully functional by scheduling routine fire extinguisher inspections. Monthly inspections should take place to verify your fire extinguisher doesn’t need immediate repair or replacement.
Your monthly inspection should check the visibility of labels, ensure no tampering attempts have been made, and examine the overall integrity of the extinguisher for obvious damage, among other things.
In addition to your monthly inspection, an annual inspection and formal testing must be performed by your local fire protection company. A professional team will certify that the fire extinguisher meets industry standards, documenting the verification in your extinguisher’s maintenance log.
You’ll also need to perform an internal inspection and test every six years with your local fire protection company to ensure your fire extinguisher’s internal function is up to standard.
When your extinguisher needs to be serviced, look no further than the professional team at Fire Systems of Michigan.
Contact us today to have your fire extinguisher inspected or tested to ensure you’re prepared for a fire event.
24-Hour Emergency Fire Extinguisher Services
Our team understands that emergencies can happen at any time. That’s why we offer 24-hour emergency services for your urgent repair and fire protection needs. Your safety (and your occupants’ safety) is our number-one priority — don’t put your needs on hold for normal business hours.
In an emergency, contact the team at Fire Systems of Michigan for fast and easy service when you need it most.
Our team has the knowledge and expertise to have your fire extinguisher thoroughly inspected and tested. We’ve proudly served Southeast Michigan for over 40 years, providing exceptional fire protection services to all commercial building owners in the area.
Contact our team today to get your fire extinguisher’s routine maintenance done fast.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of fire extinguisher should I have in my business?
There are different types of fire extinguishers for different kinds of fires. You may need multiple types of fire extinguishers in your business for comprehensive protection.
Do fire extinguishers have an expiration date?
Yes. Fire extinguishers typically expire after five to six years. We recommend checking your fire extinguisher monthly to ensure the pressure indicator is within the “green” zone.
We strongly recommend recharging or replacing it on schedule because if you don’t, it may not perform as required in an emergency. Having expired extinguishers in your business is an infraction that can cause you to fail your next fire inspection.
How many fire extinguishers should I have in my business?
At a minimum, you’ll want readily available fire extinguishers on each floor at a distance of 30 to 50 feet between each unit.
Because of varying fire codes and applicable safety regulations and insurance requirements, you should consult a certified fire professional to ensure you have the correct fire extinguishers in the right locations to ensure regulatory compliance.
Do I have to install my fire extinguisher on a wall or in a special cabinet?
Business owners are required to mount their fire extinguishers on the wall or in specialized cabinets that are clearly marked, easily visible, and accessible. It’s unacceptable to place the fire extinguisher on the floor, in a closet, etc.