Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How to check when Fire Extinguishers are due for service?
This is a common question, as we often forget when our fire protection services come up due each year! By looking at the Certification Tag hanging from the Portable Fire Extinguisher, you will see a variety of information including the day, month, and year it was last serviced. It will also have the company who serviced the Fire Extinguishers information, their contact, along with licensing numbers, and more! Have any more questions? Give us a call today!
2. When should a fire Suppression System be serviced? & Why?
A Fire Suppression System should be serviced every SIX months! This may seem a little redundant & costly for a business owner, although it could save everything in that building including employees, customers, inventory, etc.! Servicing these systems every six months, helps to ensure that the system is fully functional & operational for use. When cooking with large amounts of grease and oil, always remember the Semi Annual Hood Inspections!
3. when should an automatic Sprinkler System be serviced?
Automatic Sprinklers are a little bit different from other Fire Protection Equipment, meaning it should be inspected and serviced quarterly, annually, AND every 5 years, as well. These services make sure that all components are clear and good for use in case of an emergency. Without servicing/inspecting a twenty-year old building, how would you know if the sprinkler will work correctly in the event of a fire?
4. Why are Fire Extinguishers so important?
Portable Fire Extinguishers are vital to any company and/or business, for many of reasons! They are the quickest and easiest way to put a small fire out without causing more damage and/or costs! For example, a fire in a small waste basket would be the perfect time to use a portable Fire Extinguisher!
5. Why are there different types of Fire extinguishers?
Each Fire Extinguisher is designed to be used on a specific class of fire. There are 5 Classes of Fires including Type A (Free Burning Combustibles), Type B (Burning Liquids or Gas), Type C (Electrical Fires), Type D (Metallic Fires), & lastly Type K (Cooking or Grease Fires). Fire Extinguisher types, fall into each class of a fire, for example there are ABC Powder, Water mist, CO2, Clean Agent, and Wet Chemical Extinguishers.