FIRE EXTINGUISHERS & SERVICES
Fire extinguishers are generally our first line of defense and can be the difference between marginal and significant property or human loss. They are important to have in your home, vehicle, commercial property, or industrial location. Everguard’s fire services help ensure that your extinguishers are in optimal working condition and ready to be used at any time in a fire emergency.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICING
We offer annual inspections and maintenance by fire technicians, hazard analysis to ensure proper placement that meet the NFPA 10 and Fire Code standards, as well as factory approved recharging and refilling of all types of fire extinguishers – dry chemical, dry powder, CO2, foam, water, etc.
Recharge or Refill Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers must be recharged or refilled directly after use to ensure enough pressure and suppressant liquid are stored and ready to extinguish a fire. We suggest obtaining a professional assistance from Everguard to make sure your extinguisher is safe and gets recharged with the correct chemical extinguishing agent.
Cartridge Recharging & Refilling
One of the biggest advantages of cartridge-operated extinguishers is that they can be easily recharged without pressurizing equipment. Industrial customers can be provided with a supply of recharge agent and spare cartridges from Everguard, to ensure the extinguisher is ready for the next fire or continued firefighting.
Location Hazard Analysis
This is essential for assessing the risk of potential fire scenarios as well as for devising a plan about overcoming such hazards. This analysis can be performed by qualified fire hazard consultants from Everguard, whose job is to identify every possible threat in their clients’ facilities.
Fire Extinguisher Placement and Requirements
Whether it’s faulty wiring or an unattended candle, fires can start in unexpected locations. A quick response is essential to successfully combating an incipient stage fire, and the professionals at Everguard can help identify what type and the best areas to store extinguishers.
Maintenance & Inspection
If your extinguishers are outdated or in need of a recharge, it’s important that you get them serviced properly. By utilizing Everguard’s services, you can help make sure that the fire extinguishers at your home or business are ready to go in case of an emergency.
This process is completed on rechargeable fire extinguisher tanks to evaluate the cylinder’s ability to hold pressure. Hydrostatic testing checks for leaks and overall strength, and is completed to ensure the safety and effectiveness of a pressurized fire extinguisher.
This can help you improve your systems’ overall efficiency. With the mobile fire extinguisher servicing provided by Everguard, you can be sure that your equipment is ready to go in the event of an emergency. Any damage or loss from a fire will be minimized, saving you money in repairs and maintenance costs.
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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE 5 CLASSES OF FIRE
Class A Fires
Combustible materials: caused by flammable solids, such as wood, paper, and fabric.
Class B Fires
Flammable liquids: such as oils, gas, or paint.
Class C Fires
Flammable gases: like propane, butane, or methane.
Class D Fires
Combustible metals: chemicals such as magnesium, aluminium or potassium.
Class E Fires
Electrical equipment: such as phone or laptop chargers.
TYPES OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS WE OFFER
Cartridge/cylinder-operated fire extinguisher
A fire extinguisher wherein the dry chemical is stored in the non-pressurized cylinder while the propellant – either “dry air” or nitrogen – is stored in a separate cartridge located on the side of the unit. These are often preferred for industrial use where there is a high risk of fire such as oil and gas, chemical, petro-chemical, mining, aviation, and power plants
Portable Fire Extinguisher
A portable device, carried or on wheels and operated by hand, containing an extinguishing agent that can be expelled under pressure for the purpose of suppressing or extinguishing fire. These are generally found in laboratories, warehouses, etc., and are preferred only if the fire is small, contained to one area (such as a wastepaper basket), and does not involve highly flammable materials.
Stored-Pressure Fire Extinguisher
A fire extinguisher in which both the extinguishing agent and expellant gas are kept in a single container, and that includes a pressure indicator or gauge. They are often used in commercial as well as industrial locations such as airports, hospitals, offices, and hotels.
Water Mist Fire Extinguisher:
A fire extinguisher containing distilled or de-ionized water and employing a nozzle that discharges the agent in a fine spray. Water mist extinguishers release droplets so small they leave almost no trace, making water mist extinguishers a safe option for electronics, books, tapestries, etc. They are quite well-suited to stop fires in their very early stages of development and are commonly used in health care facilities, electric server rooms, historical buildings, etc.
Water-Type Fire Extinguisher
A fire extinguisher containing water-based agents, such as water, film-forming foam agents (AFFF, FFFP), antifreeze, loaded stream, and wet chemical. They are suitable for use on Class A fires that include wood and paper and can be found in paper mills, textile factories, and storage units among other locations.
Wheeled Fire Extinguisher
Portable fire extinguisher equipped with a trolley and wheels intended to be transported to the fire by a single person. Wheeled fire extinguishers are used for effective protection against a variety of industrial fire risks where the risk is large and a longer application time is required. They are for professional use in harsh environments such as petrol stations and building sites.
INDUSTRIES WE SERVE
Such as condominiums, apartment complexes, etc
including airports, bus systems, etc
Warehouses, hotels, etc
Police administrative buildings, offices, etc.
Involving laboratories, factories, etc.
Courthouses, military buildings, etc.
University and other academic campuses
GET A QUOTE
Contact us to set up your routine service schedule or inquire about our fire extinguisher services.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long do fire extinguishers last?
Fire extinguishers generally have a 10-12 year life expectancy, however, all extinguishers should be visually inspected each month, and serviced once a year.
Where can I recharge or refill my fire extinguishers?
We service fire extinguishers anywhere there is an Everguard branch. Visit our contact page for more information.
How do I know which fire extinguisher(s) I need?
You can contact Everguard to get professional assistance regarding which extinguisher(s) would be best suited for you.