Frequently Asked Questions
When does my fire extinguisher expire?
Fire extinguishers need to be inspected annually by a certified technician. Additionally, dry chemical extinguishers need to be recharged every 6 years and hydrostatically tested every 12 years.
How long will my emergency lights last if I lose power?
The duration of an emergency light in a power outage will depend on the space and occupancy of a building. For businesses and residential buildings, the lights are required to have a duration of 30 minutes to assist in finding a pathway out of the building.
Can I put out a fire with any extinguisher?
Different fires require the use of different types of fire extinguishers.
Here is a basic list to follow;
A - Common combustibles (wood, cloth, paper, etc.)
B - Flammable liquids and gases (gas, propane & solvents)
C - Live electrical equipment (Computers, etc.)
D - Combustible metals (lithium, magnesium, titanium, etc.)
K Class - Cooking media (oils & fats)
How do I know that my smoke detector is working right?
Most smoke detectors will have a blinking light that appears occasionally, indicating that it is still functioning. They are often equipped with a test button that can be used to ensure the smoke detector is still active.
Is it true that smoke will set off my sprinkler system?
Sprinkler systems are heat activated. This means that smoke will not set off your sprinklers, they will be set off when they sense an elevated temperature.
Can I bring my personal fire extinguishers in for recharge?
Absolutely! We service extinguishers for individuals and businesses.
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