How often do fire extinguishers need to be inspected?
Fire Extinguishers need to be inspected and re-certified once a year by a licensed technician and company registered with the State Fire Marshall’s Office.
How can I tell when my extinguisher needs to be recertified?
The annual inspection tags are punched three times- once for the month, once for the year, and once for the type of service last performed. Check the month and year punched on the tag. This tells you when the extinguisher was last re-certified. The tags are valid for one year from that date. For example, a tag punched DEC 2015 is valid until DEC 2016. You have until the end of December 2016 to have them re-certified.
How do I know what type of service needs to be done to my extinguisher?
ALL extinguishers need to be inspected annually. Low pressure extinguishers (most common type) need to be tested every 6 years. Check for a maintenance sticker on the back of your extinguisher. The extinguisher will need to be tested 6 years after that date. If there is no maintenance sticker on your extinguisher, look for the manufacture date somewhere on the bottle of your extinguisher. Locations for this date may vary by brands. If your extinguisher is 6 years or older, it’s time to have it tested. High pressure extinguishers (such as a CO2 extinguisher) need to be hydrostatically tested every 5 years. Test dates for these extinguishers are branded onto the bottle after testing. Look for the last brand date or the manufacture date if no test date is found.
My building has a sprinkler system. Do I need fire extinguishers?
Yes. Not only is it required by the State and local Fire Marshall’s Office, but a prudent way to preserve life and property. Think of it this way, if your breakroom microwave catches on fire, you DO NOT want to wait for the building’s sprinkler system to go off in order to put the fire out. Once the buildings sprinkler system is triggered, you are looking at more damage from both the water and fire than simply having to replace a microwave.
How do I know where to place and how to install my fire extinguishers?
There are many requirements for placing and installing fire extinguishers. Your best option is to have one of our licensed technicians come out to your facility and install them for you. When you purchase your fire extinguishers from us, not only will you receive your first year’s tag for free, but we will place and install them at no additional cost as part of your service call.
Does Maverick Fire Extinguisher accept credit cards?
Absolutely! We take all forms of payment from cash, check, and major credit cards.
What is an annual account and how can I set it up?
An annual account takes away all the hassle concerning your annual fire extinguisher inspections and is easy to set up. An annual account is the most preferred option for our customers. When you sign up for an annual account, Maverick Fire Extinguishers will contact YOU every year as your extinguisher inspections are set to expire and schedule a day and time an appointment at your convenience to come out and re-certify your extinguishers. It takes away your hassle of having to keep track of when your annual inspections are due along with having to call and schedule your service. Setting up an annual account will also allow us to bill you directly instead of having to pay at the time of service. To set up an annual account, simply inform your serviceman on your next appointment and answer a few contact and billing questions to get you set up in our system. Monthly accounts are also available to check and maintain your extinguishers on a monthly basis. Monthly inspections are considerably cheaper than annual inspections and take away ALL concerns regarding your fire extinguishers. The only thing you need to worry about is where your fire extinguishers are located in case of an emergency and how to use them if needed. Maverick Fire Extinguishers will take care of the rest!