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Maintaining, Inspecting, and Recharging Your Fire Extinguishers

All commercial businesses have fire extinguishers and Weber Fire has a plan designed to meet your requirements. Portable units require total annual maintenance and month-to-month inspection. Many of our customers have us teach their employees to perform the monthly quick check and we give the twelve-monthly maintenance, recharges, and testing as necessary. Some of our customers want us to manage the complete program, and that we have the personnel and the cost-effective plan to meet your needs. Our preventative maintenance program can ensure you are compliant and ready for any emergency.

Lightweight fire extinguishers provide the first line of protection against fires of minimal size. Fire extinguishers should be readily accessible and fully functional for immediate use. Since all fire extinguishers are not of the same quality, it is important to achieve the proper size and agent when needed to minimize damage. Properly maintained fireplace extinguishers operated by trained personnel save lives and prevent property damage.

Based on the National Fire Protection Association and state fire code, fire extinguishers shall be taken care of annually and inspected month-to-month. Our technicians will ensure that you have the right extinguisher for the hazard being protected and that the number of extinguishers and the distance together meet the required code. We also carry monitored fire extinguishers that electronically search for pressure, the existence of the device, and confirm there is no obstruction. You will be notified as soon as the extinguisher is removed from service whether deliberate or accidental.

Each year, perform maintenance on convenient fire extinguishers as part of fire extinguisher service. Every five years, perform hydrostatic tests on carbon dioxide and water-based extinguishers. Every six years, perform maintenance on stored-pressure extinguishers. Every twelve years, perform a hydrostatic test on stored pressure and cartridge-operated extinguishers. During an inspection, our Weber Fire extinguisher technicians will determine if the extinguisher is properly hung with the proper manufacturer’s hanger and remove the extinguisher from the hanger. Then, they look into the gauge pressure, the condition of the measure and its compatibility with the extinguisher, check the date of manufacture, and last hydrotest & six-year maintenance date. Next, the technician checks the control device and shell for damage or corrosion, removes the hose and checks the threads, inspects the line for cracks or divides, and inspects the condition of the discharge horn. along with checking the valve beginning for powder or any foreign matter. Following that, they remove the extinguisher seal and locking pin and check the upper and lower handles, then replace the locking pin and reseal the extinguisher. For dry extinguishers, the technician fluffs the powder by turning the extinguisher and clears the extinguisher. They next check the condition of the hose/horn retention strap at the side of the extinguisher, then check the extinguishers classification and operating instructions legibility and properly tag the extinguisher. Finally, the technician research the hazard area to verify that the extinguisher classification corresponds with the hazard, checks that the extinguisher is obvious and unobstructed before you replace the extinguisher on its hanger. After that, the technician offers a complete report of the inspection explaining any insufficiencies and recommending corrective action in accordance with acknowledged codes for care and maintenance.