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How Do Fire Extinguisher Inspections Work?

We talk a lot about fire extinguishers on this blog, but it’s for good reason. A working fire extinguisher can greatly reduce the risk of injury and property damage if a fire breaks out on your property, so we believe it is important for consumers to fully understand just how important this piece of fire safety equipment is. One thing that many homeowners and commercial property managers don’t fully understand is the importance of regular fire extinguisher inspections. Learn what you need to know in today’s blog!

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Fire extinguisher inspections are an annual requirement.

Regular fire extinguisher inspections are required

If you own a commercial property then your fire extinguishers must be inspected annually as outlined by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). The inspection must be done by a professional inspector who will test and tag your extinguishers. In addition to the required annual inspection, it is also smart to implement monthly inspections that you can conduct on your own. First, be sure that you have enough fire extinguishers in every area of your facility so that you would be able to handle a fire if one ever broke out. Second, look over your equipment and check for damage. Is the canister dented or dinged? Does the nozzle appear loose or worn? If you notice anything suspect then you should err on the side of caution by replacing your fire extinguisher. In addition, take a look at the tank gauge and ensure it’s in the green.

So what does a commercial fire extinguisher inspection entail?

During a required annual inspection, a professional inspector will assess the condition of your equipment in a number of ways. First, they will ensure that you have extinguishers available where they should be. Secondly, they’ll check the labels on your equipment in order to determine whether your business is using the correct type of extinguisher. Lastly, they’ll inspect your equipment for damage and ensure that it will work appropriately if and when needed.

Get In Touch With Biles Fire Protection Services Today

No matter your fire protection needs, Biles Fire Protection Services can design and install a system that will work for you. We are proud to offer top-notch customer service including fast response times, reliable support, and affordable prices. We are certified through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies and have the knowledge and experience to create the right fire protection system for your home or business. To learn more about what we have to offer, give us a call at 443-701-8330, send us an email, or request a quote online.

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