Fire Extinguisher Services
You rely on functional fire extinguishers to keep your building safe. A fast-acting employee can prevent a small fire from escalating out of control. Of course, you can only trust your fire extinguishers to work when you need them if you install the right types and have them serviced regularly.
That is where Fire King comes in. Our fire extinguisher services are second to none in the Pacific Northwest. We are experienced with all brands and types of portable fire extinguishers, so partner with us for the comprehensive services you need.
To schedule fire extinguisher services in Washington or Oregon, please contact Fire King today.
Fire Extinguisher Replacement
Whether you are constructing a new property, renovating your existing building, or simply reassessing your current supply of fire extinguishers, let Fire King help you make the right investment for your business. We can assist with determining the proper type, size, and number of fire extinguishers you need to protect your building adequately. We supply a wide range of extinguisher types and styles, including dry chemical, wet chemical, carbon dioxide, Halotron, Cleanguard, and others.
For fire extinguisher replacement in the Pacific Northwest, call us today at (206) 763-4177!
Fire Extinguisher Inspection
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires routine on-site inspections of portable fire extinguishers. While you can perform monthly checks yourself, regulations call for professional inspections once a year. We can provide this service for you to keep your building in compliance with our fire extinguisher inspections.
Fire Extinguisher Recharge
If you recently used a fire extinguisher to fight a small blaze, or you accidentally discharged it during an inspection, you need a recharge as quickly as possible. Putting off this service could make your building more vulnerable to fire hazards, so do not delay. After all, even if you only used a small amount of extinguishing agent, the extinguisher should be recharged immediately. Fire King can recharge your portable fire extinguishers and put them back in service quickly.
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance & Reconditioning
Annual fire extinguisher inspections include thorough maintenance, which involves examining all mechanical parts, the extinguishing agent, and means of expulsion. Usually, fire extinguisher inspections do not turn up any problems. However, if physical damage or tampering is discovered, you need to act. A damaged fire extinguisher does not necessarily need to be replaced—you might be able to recondition it with help from Fire King.
We also offer required six-year maintenance services for extinguishers (primarily dry chemical extinguishers). The procedures we follow are outlined in NFPA 10(98), Sec. 4-4.3.
Fire Extinguisher Hydrostatic Testing
One of our specialties is hydrostatic testing of pressurized cylinders, including portable fire extinguishers.
Hydrostatic testing involves filling the extinguisher with water and pressurizing it to a designated test pressure to test its structural integrity. If the extinguisher passes the test, it is recharged and put back in service until the next hydro test.
Contact Us for Fire Extinguisher Services in the Pacific Northwest
After over 35 years in business, the team at Fire King has proven our ability to satisfy customers with our high-quality fire extinguisher services for businesses and residences. Our top priority is to keep you and your building safe from fire hazards, as well as ensure your property meets applicable fire safety codes.
The next time you need fire extinguisher services in the Pacific Northwest, please contact Fire King to schedule an appointment.
FAQs: Fire Extinguisher Installation, Replacement & Maintenance
Fireproofing demands a strategic approach that colors within the lines of your local legislation. Your entire strategy revolves around your choice of hardware and its placement.
Why Are There So Many Kinds of Fire Extinguisher Replacements?
Every fire is different, so every extinguisher is designed to suit the unique traits of its own category. If your building is at risk from several angles, color-coded extinguishers will keep you fire safe. Today’s flammable synthetics burn faster and spread more virulently than those of the past. That requires just the right extinguisher for your building.
- Dry chemical extinguishers cope best with chemical and electrical fires. They’re a multipurpose product ideal for regions that are susceptible to frost.
- Wet chemical models are built for fat and cooking oil fires.
- Carbon dioxide products are ideal for businesses that can’t afford to lose stock. They’re a budget-friendly, corrosion-free option that contains no agent to clean up.
- Halon models interrupt chemical reactions so they’re often used around aircraft and mechanical fires.
Which Routine Fire Extinguisher Services Do You Need to Perform Every Year?
Even a small accidental discharge can render your extinguishers useless, so every usage demands extra care. To comply with National Fire Protection Association regulations, businesses are required to perform an annual inspection. In addition, the NFPA 10 demands a six-year maintenance procedure on dry chemical extinguishers.
What Is Entailed in Fire Extinguisher Maintenance and Reconditioning?
Fire injuries and product losses amount to an estimated $25 billion a year, with household fires causing almost $7 billion in direct property damage. The only thing standing between you and those exponential losses is a basic maintenance and reconditioning schedule. Inspections must assess all mechanical parts, expulsion hardware, and extinguishing agents regularly. Bent pins and broken tamper seals can make your hardware malfunction, so every part counts.
Hydrostatic pressure tests assess the structural integrity of your extinguishers from the inside. The extinguisher is filled with water and pressurized to find out if its shell is suffering from deformation. Fire extinguishers should undergo hydrostatic testing every six months.
Fire extinguishers develop weaknesses with age. Seals break. Pressure is lost. Hardware expires. When it does, Fire King is at your side. We have more than 35 years of fire protection experience. That translates into fire code expertise, premium services, and products you can trust.