If a fire breaks out at a commercial or industrial facility, fire extinguishers are often the first line of defense. If spotted early enough, many fires can easily be doused by a trained individual with a charged fire extinguisher. With time, however, fire extinguishers can develop leaks that allow them to depressurize, rendering them useless in an emergency. Hydrostatic testing, or hydro-testing, can help to determine if any leaks are present in a fire extinguisher before it is recertified and recharged.
When you need to have your fire extinguishers hydro-tested, turn to our team at United Fire Protection. We offer fire extinguisher hydro-testing for businesses throughout Central Florida, including Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, DeLand, and the surrounding areas. Our company has been providing quality fire protection services for over 25 years, including fire extinguisher sales and service, fire suppression system services, emergency lighting services, and more. With a team of experienced professionals and a dedication to superior service, our family-owned company is well equipped to handle all your fire safety needs.
Call us today at (407) 218-8348 or contact us online to learn more about our fire protection services in Orlando and Central Florida.
What is Fire Extinguisher Hydro-Testing?
Hydrostatic testing is designed to test fire extinguishers, SCUBA tanks, pipes, and other pressure vessels for damage, finding even microscopic leaks that are invisible to the unaided eye. The cylinder is pressurized to significantly above its rated pressure, and then it is monitored for pressure changes. Not only can this find and prevent leaks, but it can help users avoid potentially dangerous catastrophic failures on high-pressure cylinders.
For fire extinguishers, the goal of hydrostatic testing is to identify and prevent pressure loss over time, which can render the fire extinguisher unable to dispense its fire suppressant chemicals. In an emergency, there is very little time to extinguish a fire with a portable fire extinguisher before it becomes uncontrollable. A defective fire extinguisher will waste precious minutes and can lead to increased chances of injury and property damage.
To learn more about hydro-testing for fire extinguishers, gas cylinders, and other products, contact our team today.
Fire Extinguisher Hydro-Testing in Central Florida
Don’t let your fire extinguishers fail you during an emergency. Have them hydro-tested regularly to make sure they will be ready when you need them. Fire extinguishers should be recharged after they are used in a fire, or once every six years if they have not been used. Every 12 years they should be hydro-tested, then recharged if they pass the hydro-testing process.
At United Fire Protection, we offer fire extinguisher hydro-testing services, as well as fire extinguisher recharging services, inspection, testing, repairs, and more. With fire extinguisher hydro-testing, your business can:
- Ensure fire extinguishers are safe and ready for an emergency
- Reduce costs by avoiding unnecessary fire extinguisher replacements
- Prevent unnecessary injuries and damage due to defective fire extinguishers
Contact our experts at United Fire Protection to learn more about the benefits of fire extinguisher hydro-testing.
Call Today for Fire Extinguisher Hydro-Testing in Orlando
Make sure your business is safe and code-compliant by having your fire extinguishers hydro-tested at least every 12 years. Our experts at United Fire Protection can provide all the hydrostatic testing and recharging services your business needs, plus we can help your staff become proficient in fire extinguisher use with our fire extinguisher training programs. For innovative fire protection services that keep your business safe, trust our team at United Fire Protection.
Call (407) 218-8348 today or contact us online to schedule fire extinguisher hydro-testing in Central Florida.