Fire Extinguisher Inspections in Gastonia, NC

Fire extinguisher on white cinderblock wall in a commercial building.Commercial fire extinguishers are a critical first line of defense, quickly and effectively stopping small fires from spreading into life-threatening disasters. Routine inspections ensure your building’s extinguishers do their job in the event of a fire.

City Fire & Safety offers comprehensive commercial fire extinguisher inspections to various industries in Gastonia, NC. Our technicians are knowledgeable on all current fire codes and standards as mandated by OSHA and the NFPA.

They’ll inspect your fire extinguishers for needed services and certify the equipment with proper tagging, ensuring your business is compliant and prepared for any fire emergency.


Importance of Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Over time, factors like temperature changes, humidity, and environmental conditions affect a fire extinguisher’s functionality and reliability. Regular maintenance and inspections help identify and fix potential issues that could affect the equipment’s reliability and proper operation.

Benefits of routine fire extinguisher inspections include:

  • Fire safety regulation compliance: Fire safety codes require routine maintenance and inspection to ensure equipment functionality and people’s safety.
  • Early damage or malfunction detection: Inspections often reveal the need to recharge or replace extinguishers due to their being discharged or reaching their expiration date.
  • Employee training: All employees and building occupants should be familiar with the location and operation of fire extinguishers, including what steps to take if a fire starts.

Commercial fire extinguisher inspections are a vital part of any fire safety plan. By prioritizing routine inspections, you ensure your equipment performs reliably during a fire and complies with fire safety regulations.

Schedule a fire extinguisher inspection with City Fire & Safety by calling (800) 453-4394 today.

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Are Fire Extinguisher Inspections Required by OSHA?

The short answer is yes, and a licensed professional must perform the inspections. OSHA regulations include:

  • Inspecting all portable fire extinguishers in the building or facility
  • Monthly visual inspections of portable extinguishers
  • Annual maintenance checks
  • Emptying and maintaining dry chemical extinguishers that require 12-year hydrostatic testing
  • Providing alternate, equivalent fire safety equipment when one or more portable fire extinguishers are removed from service for maintenance or recharge

Every commercial property outfitted with fire extinguishers should also designate an employee who is responsible for conducting monthly inspections to ensure the equipment:

  • Is in the correct location
  • Has an unaltered seal
  • Has a clear and legible tag
  • Isn’t damaged
  • Is easily accessible to everyone

What To Expect During a Fire Extinguisher Inspection

The City Fire & Safety team is trained and certified to inspect all types of commercial fire extinguishers. To ensure the equipment is free of corrosion, punctures, and other damage, we use a strict inspection checklist that confirms:

  • There are no damaged or missing parts.
  • The hose or pull pin isn’t defective.
  • It has not been removed from its cabinet or bracket.
  • It’s properly charged.
  • Whether it’s due for a hydro test.
  • The gauge needle is in the green zone.
  • If it’s time for its six-year maintenance service.
  • All equipment is mounted at the proper height.

Once an inspection is completed, we replace the extinguisher’s tamper seal and retag it.

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Choose City Fire & Safety for Fire Safety in the Southeast

Since 1985, City Fire & Safety has been putting the safety and needs of our customers above all else. Our customer-first approach ensures your business receives fire extinguisher inspections from professionals who care deeply about fire safety and customer satisfaction.

Our reputation for providing exceptional fire safety solutions throughout the Southeast makes us the go-to source for protecting people, property, and assets during a fire emergency.

Contact City Fire & Safety today to schedule a commercial fire extinguisher inspection for your Gastonia business by calling (800) 453-4394.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Common questions we receive about fire extinguisher inspections include:

It’s vital to take immediate action to ensure the extinguisher’s integrity and readiness. Contact a professional fire safety services provider to inspect, repair, or replace any damaged extinguisher.

Employees do not need to exit a building during a fire extinguisher inspection. These routine safety procedures do not generally require using any processes or substances that would require evacuation.

OSHA and the NFPA require annual inspections to ensure each extinguisher’s integrity. Businesses should also conduct monthly visual inspections to confirm proper placement and accessibility, clear instructions, intact seals, and proper pressure.

Depending on the equipment, internal maintenance inspections should be performed every five, six, or 12 years.

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Areas We Serve

For over 30 years, City Fire & Safety has provided top-notch service for businesses, both local and across the states.

  • We service Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
  • We sell products nationwide.