When fire occurs it is not the time to wonder if your fire protection equipment will work properly. Fire protection must be well-planned and designed. There are three essential elements to a well-designed system you can have confidence in.
- Quality equipment must be utilized
- That equipment must be serviced and maintained on a regular basis
- Your personnel must know how to operate the equipment in an emergency
Your A+ FIRE & SAFETY technician will help you determine if your suppression system and fire extinguishers are up to code and will give you a free no obligation bid to upgrade to code compliance. We will work with you to assure the least amount of down time even if it means working beyond normal business hours. We will work with local fire protection agencies to help you obtain the necessary permits to obtain compliance.
Our technicians will develop a service schedule based on your needs, equipment, and applicable codes. Service inspections are performed on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and/or maintenance on an annual basis depending on the size and type of the operation involved. A+ FIRE & SAFETY uses the latest state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with the most efficient and accurate service available. Our service quality is assured through the use of color coded seals and tags.
A+ FIRE & SAFETY also affixes external collar labels on dry chemical extinguishers when six-year maintenance is performed. Our sales and service personnel will help identify which equipment is needed and offer advice on placement to satisfy National Fire Association Standards. Our vehicles are equipped for on site service and recharging.
We can help you comply with OSHA standards requiring employee training for the proper discharge of fire extinguishers to quickly and safely put out fires.
Details of work required by NFPA & OSHA for Fire extinguishers:
Monthly Inspection = a visual inspection to determine if the extinguisher is charged properly. Chemical stir to prevent compaction of powder extinguishing agent. Rehanging of extinguisher.
Does not have to be performed by a certified technician.
Annual Inspection/Certifications = a visual inspection to determine if the extinguisher is charged properly, confirming the hose is clear and that the extinguisher is hung properly and without obstructions. Chemical stir to prevent compaction of powder extinguishing agent. Certification tagging and rehanging. Must be performed by a certified technician.
6-Year Teardowns/Certification = Includes removal of the extinguishing agent, replacement of worn parts, refill and re-pressurize, certification tagging and rehanging. Must be performed by a certified technician.
12-Year Hydrostatic Test/Certification = pressure testing of an extinguishers critical components (cylinder, shell, hose assembly, etc.) for leaks and structural flaws by pressurizing them with a liquid. Certification tagging and rehanging. Must be performed by a certified technician.