Your fire extinguishers can be the difference that saves your property from a fire – but only if they’re charged and functioning properly. Biles Fire Protection Services offers fire extinguisher installation, inspection, and recharging services for customers throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., southern Pennsylvania and northern Virginia.
Having your fire extinguishers properly installed, serviced and recharged does more than promote safety. Ongoing service of your extinguishers is often required by the National Fire Protection Association and your local Authority-Having Jurisdiction. Your property insurance may require regular maintenance and testing of extinguishers, and the accompanying documentation.
Fire Extinguisher Inspections and Testing
To stay compliant with the National Fire Protection Association and your local Authority-Having Jurisdiction, regular inspections and testing are required. During a basic extinguisher inspection, a Biles Fire Protection Services technician will visually inspect and clean the extinguisher, inspect the pull pin and update the tag and documentation.
Internal maintenance for stored pressure fire extinguishers is recommended after several years, to ensure they remain in working order.
Fire Extinguisher Recharging
Fire extinguishers are designed to be used just once in an emergency and immediately refilled. Our technicians will inspect and refill your extinguishers as needed. For disposable fire extinguishers where refills aren’t possible, we sell and install new units.
Fire Extinguisher Installation
In addition to designing and installing the right class of fire sprinkler system for your property, it’s essential that you install the right class of extinguisher as well:
- Class A fire extinguishers are the most common class, and are used to contain combustible fires from paper, wood and fabric. Class A fire extinguishers can be recognized by their green triangle.
- Class B fire extinguishers are used to contain flammable liquid fires from oil, paint, gasoline, tar or lacquers. Class B fire extinguishers can be recognized by their red square.
- Class C fire extinguishers are used to contain electrical fires from wires, batteries, fuses and outlets. Class C fire extinguishers can be recognized by their blue circle.
- Class D fire extinguishers are used to contain alloy and metal fires from alkali metals, magnesium, titanium, lithium, aluminum, zirconium, and sodium-potassium alloy fires. Class D fire extinguishers can be recognized by their yellow decagon or star.
- Class K fire extinguishers are used in kitchens to contain grease fires from cooking oil, grease, and fats used in cooking. Class K fire extinguishers can be recognized by their black hexagon.