Fire Extinguisher Services
When used properly, fire extinguishers can save lives and property by helping you put out small fires while you wait for additional help to arrive. Guardian Fire Protection offers a full line of fire extinguisher services in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, including:
- Fire extinguisher inspection
- Fire extinguisher repair
- Fire extinguisher recharge
- Fire extinguisher sales
- Fire extinguisher installation
- Fire extinguisher training
Portable Fire Extinguisher Training
It’s one thing to own a fire extinguisher—it’s another thing to know how to use it! To extinguish a fire with a portable extinguisher, a person must be able to access the fire extinguisher, know how to activate the unit, and know how to apply the agent effectively—all in the span of a few seconds. Guardian Fire Protection can provide comprehensive on-site training for your employees to ensure proper and safe use of your portable fire extinguishers.
Fire Extinguisher Inspection & Service in DC, MD & VA
We can keep your fire extinguishers serviced so they will be ready when you need them. In our inspections, our technicians perform routine fire extinguisher inspections, testing, and maintenance. All of our portable fire extinguisher technicians are trained, tested, and licensed to service and recharge portable fire extinguishers.
- Annual inspections – The NFPA in your local jurisdiction require fire extinguisher inspections to be conducted regularly.
- Six-year maintenance – The fire extinguisher is broken down and checked for damage. The “O” ring and gaskets are replaced, and the extinguisher is recharged.
- Hydro testing – Every 12 years, the fire extinguisher is broken down and emptied. The cylinder is tested for defects. If the cylinder passes, it is recharged with new chemical and put back in service. Hydro testing is required every five years for CO2, water, and Class K fire extinguishers.
Learn more about what happens during a fire extinguisher inspection!
Our Fire Protection Service Area
We service fire protection equipment for businesses throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Fire Extinguisher FAQs
What Kind of Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?
Business owners often have many questions about fire extinguishers—what size and type do I need? How many portable fire extinguishers should I get, and where should I put them all? Let Guardian Fire Protection’s licensed technicians and knowledgeable staff help you choose the correct size, number, and type of extinguishers for your Maryland, Washington, DC, or Virginia facility. We can save you money by strategically installing new portable fire extinguishers while abiding by the fire code requirements.
Do you need standard ABC fire extinguishers for your office building? How about a special Class D fire extinguisher for your chemical laboratory? A K-Guard kitchen class fire extinguisher? Whatever your fire extinguisher needs are, Guardian Fire Protection has you covered!
Where can I recharge my fire extinguisher?
If one or more of your fire extinguishers is low on pressure or extinguishing chemical, you likely need a fire extinguisher recharge. Guardian Fire Protection will come to your business to refill your fire extinguishers.
How often do I need to inspect a fire extinguisher?
Fire extinguishers should be inspected on a routine basis following the guidelines set by the NFPA and enforced by OSHA. Fire extinguisher inspections performed by a trained, certified fire protection specialist must take place once a year.
How do I know if a fire extinguisher needs service?
Leaks, rust, and other damage are all signs you need fire extinguisher services. In-house monthly inspections can alert you to potential issues, including a low charge, dents, leaks, bumps, or cracks.
How many fire extinguishers do I need?
The number of fire extinguishers you need depends on several factors, including your structure’s size and hazard class. Guardian Fire Protection technicians can evaluate your needs and tell you what to consider when purchasing a fire extinguisher.