When it comes to a fire in your business, you want to be safeguarded as much as possible. A well working fire extinguisher is one of the first defenses you have when facing a fire. Ensuring that it is working properly should be a priority. Lifeline Home Inspections offers fire extinguisher inspections to give you the peace of mind that in the case of a fire, you are prepared with a working fire extinguisher. Because our owner is a local firefighter, our experience in fire hazards and fire safeguards are extensive. There are many requirements that your fire extinguisher must meet and Lifeline Home INspections is here to ensure yours meet every single one.
Fire Extinguishers Should Be Visually Inspected Annually
According to the NFPA, you should have your fire extinguishers inspected by a professional once a year. However, there are also inspections that should be done on your own each month to keep your fire extinguisher in good working order. You can perform certain tasks like checking for cracks or dents, healthy seals, signs of corrosion and leaks. Once your fire extinguisher has been inspected by a professional there is a dated tag that shows the last time of inspection. Here are a few reasons that fire extinguisher inspections are so important.
• Fire extinguishers without the right amount of pressure can be useless when you need them most.
• Labels should be checked for accuracy. If the labeling isn’t correct, it could lead to improper use.
• Any damage to a fire extinguisher could cause malfunction if you ever need to use it.
• The locking pin should be in place. If it isn’t, your extinguisher has been tampered with.
• Annual inspections that have been skipped could result in fines.
Fire Extinguisher Inspection Process
During a fire extinguisher inspection with one of the professionals at Lifeline Home Inspections you can expect the following to happen:
• There should be an extinguisher within 75 feet of every door.
• All commercial kitchens should have an extinguisher within 30 feet of any cooking equipment.
• Check the pressure dial to ensure that the extinguisher is fully charged.
• Check the hose and ensure it is attached with the pull pin fastened securely and no tampered seals are broken.
• Ensure the operating instructions are facing forward and legible, and make sure this is the right extinguisher for your business.
• Complete a tag with date of inspection and attach it to fire extinguisher.
Fire Suppression System Inspection Process
When heat or smoke is detected inside a building, an electronic signal is sent to the control unit to trigger the automatic sprinkler system or send clean agent gas through the cylinders and piping network to extinguish the fire. Lifeline Home Inspections will inspect all components of your fire suppression system including the agent, agent storage cylinders, fire detection system wiring, nozzles, piping and release valves.
Fire Extinguisher Inspections & More in Fulton, Spalding, Coweta, Douglas & Fayette County, GA
During a routine fire extinguisher inspection with Lifeline Home Inspections, we will leave no stone unturned. We test the extinguisher, recharge if needed and verify that your fire extinguisher is ready in the case that you experience a fire. If you aren’t equipped with the right extinguisher for your business, we sell fire extinguishers for several different applications. You need the peace of mind that is something were to happen and a fire were to start, you would have the tools needed to get out of the building safely, and that involves a working fire extinguisher. Call us today to schedule your annual fire extinguisher inspection.