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Fire Extinguisher Inspection & Testing in Central Florida

Far too often, business owners purchase fire extinguishers, mount them to the wall, and then forget about them. However, Florida Fire Prevention Code requires you to inspect and test your fire extinguishers according to a strict schedule. Fire extinguisher inspections and testing are important because:

  • A damaged fire extinguisher could be dangerous to use.
  • A missing locking pin could indicate tampering.
  • A depressurized canister may not function properly.
  • Illegible labeling could lead to improper use.
  • Your existing systems may need fire extinguisher repair services.
  • Skipping inspections and testing could affect your code compliance, possibly resulting in fines and penalties.

Follow the required monthly, annual, six-year, and 12-year inspections to ensure your fire extinguishers remain safe to use for decades to come.

To schedule a fire extinguisher inspection for your business in the Orlando, FL, area, contact United Fire Protection online or at (407) 218-8348 today.

Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Fire extinguisher inspections are necessary and crucial to do month to month. These inspections help guarantee the reliability and dependability of your fire safety equipment. For thorough and professional inspections, you can rely on United Fire Protection’s services.

Here’s what a monthly inspection involves:

  • Make sure wall-mounted extinguishers are accessible.
  • Check canisters for signs of physical damage or tampering.
  • Ensure the pressure gauge is pointing to the green to indicate a full charge.
  • Read the operating instructions to make sure they are legible and facing forward.
  • Report any defects to the company’s safety department immediately.
  • Initial and date the tag to record the results of the monthly inspection.

Need a fire extinguisher inspector you can rely on? Trust the fire protection experts at United Fire Protection. Schedule monthly fire extinguisher inspections in Orlando, Kissimmee, and beyond by contacting us today.

Annual Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

While you can conduct monthly checks without special training, yearly inspections must be performed by a Florida state licensed technician. Here’s what a visit from United Fire Protection entails:

  • We verify proper extinguisher placement as required by state and federal fire codes based on the type of building you operate.
  • We ensure no objects or furniture block access to each fire extinguisher.
  • We inspect the fire extinguisher for damage ranging from broken hoses or nozzles to illegible labeling.
  • We note the date of the inspection on your fire extinguisher certification tag to ensure code compliance and help you keep track of when it’s time to schedule your next visit from United Fire Protection.

If you think it’s been more than 12 months since your last fire extinguisher inspection, give us a call or contact us online, and we’ll get you up to code.

Six-Year Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

Dry chemical fire extinguishers require recharging and maintenance every six years. We empty the extinguishers, recharge them, and change out expired parts to ensure the canisters are safe to use for another six years.

Ready to schedule six-year maintenance for your extinguishers in the Orlando, FL, area? Choose the fire extinguisher inspection experts at United Fire Protection. Call us at (407) 218-8348 or contact us online to schedule.

Hydrostatic Testing in Central Florida

Dry chemical fire extinguishers also require hydrostatic testing every 12 years. United Fire Protection is an authorized DOT hydrostatic cylinder retesting facility. This means we are fully equipped to perform this test, which is necessary to ensure your extinguishers are safe and compliant with Florida Fire Prevention Code.

Schedule a Fire Extinguisher Inspection or Test in Orlando, Kissimmee & Beyond

If your business is located in the Orlando, FL, metro area, trust United Fire Protection for all your fire extinguisher inspections and tests. We’re here to keep your building safe and code-compliant. After a visit from us, you’ll quickly realize why building owners and office managers in Central Florida have trusted us with their fire extinguishers since 1994.

Are your fire extinguishers up to code? To find out, call United Fire Protection at (407) 218-8348 or contact us online. We’ll schedule a fire extinguisher inspection at your convenience and work toward getting your building up to code.

FAQs About Fire Extinguisher Inspections

How often should I have my fire extinguishers inspected?

Fire extinguisher inspections performed by a professional are required once a year, as per NFPA regulations. You should also be performing self-inspections monthly to check that everything is good and your fire extinguishers are ready to go in case of emergency. In addition, a full fire extinguisher hydro test is required every 12 years.

Do fire extinguishers need inspection tags?

Certification and inspection tags indicate that your fire extinguisher is certified for use. The inspection tag should be updated during each annual inspection by the technician that performed the inspection. If your fire extinguisher is missing its tag, you should have it replaced immediately.

Can I discharge my fire extinguisher to test if it is working?

It’s never recommended to discharge your fire extinguisher just to test it. Even a small discharge could cause the pressure to drop, which will make your fire extinguisher useless in an emergency situation.

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