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Frequently Asked Questions

How often do my Fire Extinguishers need service? 

Fire extinguishers need to have an external maintenance examination conducted on a yearly basis, at the time of hydrostatic test, or when specifically indicated by an inspection discrepancy. Extinguishers need to have an internal examination conducted at anywhere from 1-6 year intervals depending on the type of extinguisher. This service must be done by a certified person licensed by the State of Oklahoma in the fire extinguisher industry.

Can you do your own monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspection?

You are not required to be certified in order to perform an inspection. Any knowledgeable and competent person should be able to do it.

Performing an inspection is the easiest thing you can do to ensure your extinguisher can be used reliably and effectively in an emergency. At a minimum, inspection needs to consist of the following steps:

  • Make sure it is located in its designated place

  • Make sure the extinguisher is visible or that there is signage indicating where the extinguisher is located

  • Make sure you can easily access the extinguisher

  • Ensure the pressure gauge is in the operable range or position

  • Make sure it is full, this can be done by just lifting the extinguisher or you can weigh it

  • For wheeled extinguishers, make sure the condition of tires, wheels, carriage, hose, and nozzle are acceptable

  • For nonrechargeable extinguishers, operate the push-to-test pressure indicators

How often does my kitchen hood fire-extinguishing system need to be Inspected?

The standards applicable to automatic dry- or wet-chemical fire-extinguishing systems protecting kitchen

cooking equipment requires that such systems be inspected monthly.

With proper training, this inspection is something that could easily be performed by your kitchen/food service manager or other designated kitchen/food service staff person. Using kitchen/food service personnel to perform this inspection helps them understand the function and importance of the hood system and enlists their help in keeping it in proper operating condition. The inspection is a way to help ensure that:

  • The extinguishing system is in the armed/ready condition

  • Manual actuators are unobstructed

  • Tamper indicators and seals are intact

  • The maintenance tag or certificate is in place

  • There is no obvious physical damage

  • Pressure gauges, if provided, are in operable range

  • Nozzle blow off caps, if provided, are in place, intact and undamaged (these caps help protect the discharge nozzles from entrance of grease vapors, moisture and other foreign materials) 

How often does my kitchen hood fire-extinguishing system need to be Serviced?

In addition to monthly inspections, the kitchen hood fire-extinguishing system is required to be serviced by properly trained and qualified persons at least every 6 months. This service must include a test of all actuation and control components, including remote manual pull stations, mechanical and electrical devices, detectors, and actuators to ensure that they are inoperable condition

Do emergency and exit lights require inspection?

NFPA, International Fire Code, and OSHA, all provide codes regulating the inspection and maintenance of your structure's exit and emergency lighting. A 90-minute test is required for battery-operated emergency lighting.

Why Choose Us? 

  • Customer Driven - We are committed to understanding the needs of our customers and to exceeding their expectations every time.

  • We follow safety measures - We are very serious about safety. We take additional care that no person is put at risk to achieve our goals.

  • Communication is our strength - We communicate effectively and clearly with our clients so that we know what they mean.

  • Documentation is important - We provide detailed inspection and service reports so you have them when you need them. 

  • We follow the approach of ‘forward thinking’-  We have years of knowledge in the field which gives us the ability to recognize, anticipate and act to ensure a successful result.

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