When you need your fire extinguisher inspected and serviced All Florida Fire Protection is the place to go if you live anywhere in the greater Tampa area.
We are proud to have been meeting the fire protection needs of our neighbors in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Largo, Sarasota, and Bradenton since 1999.
For most folks, your fire extinguisher is your first line of defense against a fire in your home, business or on your boat. It is simple to operate and is very effective in extinguishing a fire before it gets out of control.
But, no matter how many fire extinguishers you may have around your home or business, they will do you little good if the extinguisher fails to work when you need it the most. There are no second chances if you have a fire and your extinguisher fails to work because you have forgotten to have it properly serviced and maintained.
Fortunately, All Florida Fire Protection makes it easy for you have your fire extinguisher inspected and serviced. You can drop it off at our convenient location, or have one of our mobile teams do the inspection and servicing at your location.
We service all types of portable fire extinguishers including but not limited to ABC, BC, Water, Class K, Water Mist, Clean Agent, C02, Halon, Halotron, Clean Guard, AFFF, and Class D. No matter what brand you have, or where you purchased your fire extinguisher, we will make sure it’s in perfect working condition.
We come to you with our mobile fire extinguisher service vans
One of the things our customers love about our service is that we make it so easy. If you wish, one of our mobile units will come to your location and for a complete inspection and servicing of your fire extinguishers at your home, business or on your boat.
If we discover that your fire extinguisher needs to be recharged, is due for its required six-year maintenance, or needs to be hydrostatically tested, then our technician will just swap out your existing fire extinguisher with one of the same make and quality that has been tested and certified in our shop. That way, you are not without a fire extinguisher, and you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you have a fully functional fire extinguisher that has been tested and certified to be ready to work when you need it.
If you’re anywhere in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Largo, Sarasota, or Bradenton area just give us a call at 727-525-5950, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can fill out our Contact Us form, and we’ll reach out to you to arrange a time that works best for you.
Inspection and maintenance requirements for fire extinguisher
The standards for the inspection and maintenance of fire extinguishers are set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA.) The most current edition is NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers. All of the technicians at All Florida Fire Protection are certified to perform NFPA 10 service. Florida state law and local fire districts have specific requirements for maintaining your fire extinguishers in good working condition. If you have a business or commercial operation, it’s particularly important that you strictly follow the rules and regulations to make sure you are in compliance with your local laws.
All types of fire extinguishers should be inspected at least once a year. The extinguisher is checked to make sure it has the correct pressure and volume of the extinguishing agent. This can be done by checking the pressure gauge and weighing the tank. We also make sure that the extinguisher is within the required hydrotest and internal maintenance intervals. Of course, we inspect it to make sure the extinguisher is in good condition, and all external parts are serviceable. With dry chemical and dry powder type extinguishers, there is a test called “fluffing” which we perform to make sure the powder is free-flowing and ready to use.
The technician will then attach a new tamper-proof seal around the pin and attach a yearly service tag, and you’re good to go for another year.
Fire extinguishers are also required to undergo periodic special maintenance which is referred to as the six-year maintenance.
A six-year maintenance inspection is required by fire code
Six-year maintenance inspections are similar in some respects to the annual inspection but are more detailed. The main difference is that during the six-year inspections, stored pressure fire extinguishers are emptied of their contents. A licensed professional must examine the mechanics, outlet hose, and delivery system, after which the extinguisher is refilled and re-pressurized and then marked with a tamper-resistant seal. These six-year inspections must be recorded on the regular hang tag and on a separate metallic label attached to the body of the extinguisher. Notations must include the month and date of the inspection, as well as the inspector's name.
Hydrostatic inspections are required at varying intervals. Five-year inspections are required for all pressurized water, carbon dioxide, and wet chemical extinguishers, while dry-chemical extinguishers must be inspected every 12 years. As part of doing a hydrostatic test, a six-year inspection and service are also performed.
The hydrostatic test requires specialized equipment and knowledge. All Florida Fire Protection is a DOT certified hydrostatic testing facility. As is the case with all of our inspections, the final step is to certify that the hydrostatic test has been completed by putting a stamp or a sticker on the unit certifying that the service has been completed. It is important that this information is available to fire or insurance inspectors in the case of an incident.