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FlameGuard Fire Extinguishers Recharging & Inspection Service

Our Fire Extinguisher line includes:

We provide friendly fire extinguisher & exit/emergency light mobile services throughout Broward and Palm Beach County. Our mobile fire extinguisher recharging service trucks allows us to bring our service to your business facility locations for less.

Our Same day on-site mobile recharging service reduces fire extinguisher extra down time eliminating costly disruption to your business. There is never a need to take your fire extinguisher off site for recharging we come to you.

A fire extinguisher recharge is necessary any time the device has been used, regardless of how much of its contents were discharged. Whether its foam, water, dry or wet chemical; they should all be inspected and recharged after each use. Low pressure or diminished contents can lead to an otherwise avoidable disaster.

A fire extinguisher recharge is fairly inexpensive. In most cases the expense is less than the purchasing a new fire extinguisher and can be done quickly. However, if your fire extinguisher is more than 12 years old, hydrostatic testing is often required which can add an additional expense.

Our Fire Extinguisher Services include:
FIRE EXTINGUISHER RECHARGING, REFILLING, INSPECTING TESTING INSTALLING 6 YEAR MAINTENANCE, NEW FIRE EXTINGUISHERS & CABINETS, EXIT & EMERGENCY LIGHTS REPALACEMENT BATTERIES & BULBS

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All building and homeowners should know how to recharge fire extinguishers immediately after their use, and as part of a regular maintenance duty, in order to keep their dwelling safe with extinguishers that function properly.

Fire extinguishers are categorized alphabetically based on their agent or combination of agents. Class “A” is often filled with water, while others use various powdered chemicals. Each particular agent dictates the method of recharge, so know the types of fire extinguishers you have on hand by checking their labels.

Recharging a fire extinguisher involves refilling it with the agent, or in some cases, emptying any remaining agent left in the unit and then refilling it. If you have a number of extinguishers in your home or business, it may be cost effective to purchase a recharging unit. You will need the proper equipment, the agent, an air compressor and some basic training on how to recharge fire extinguishers.

Some find it easier to get a professional company to do the job. Companies have the necessary equipment, training and know how. Many offer a mobile service so that your home or office will not be without an extinguisher for any period of time. The charge is usually reasonable and the service is quick and efficient.

Whether you do it yourself or hire someone who knows how to recharge fire extinguishers, check that the pressure gauge reads properly when recharging is complete. The extinguisher will be refilled with the agent to a certain level and the remaining air inside will be pressurized. Make sure that the gauge reads around 100 to 175 psi, or extends in the specifically indicated zone (often a green zone for readiness).

Why and When to Recharge Fire Extinguishers
Once a fire extinguisher has been used (no matter how small the amount) it is important to have it recharged right away in order to keep it operational at all times and avoid potential tragedy.

It is also necessary to recharge fire extinguishers during routine inspections, which may involve expelling the agent to check the proper discharging mechanisms and pressure gauge readings. Any necessary repairs should be handled immediately, and the extinguisher recharged, ready for use.

You will need to recharge the fire extinguishers during your annual (or more frequent) maintenance schedule. Follow the recommendations and directions on the manufacturer’s label. Don’t skip this step. It is important to the operation of the unit, as well as to the effectiveness of the agent inside.

Fire extinguishers need to be completely discharged, cleaned, inspected and recharged after every use and on a regular basis. Learning how to recharge fire extinguishers is an important lesson to learn. Stay safe with effective, well maintained fire extinguishers.


Our Fire Extinguisher line includes:

    • Multi-Purpose Dry Chemical
    • Regular Dry Chemical
    • Purple K Dry Chemical
    • Carbon Dioxide
    • Water
    • Halotron
     
    • AR-AFFF Foam
    • Class D
      Dry Powder
    • Wet Chemical
      (Kitchen Defender
      )


 


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How To Inspect:

1. Insure access to the extinguisher is not blocked and that the cabinet door, if any, opens easily.


2. The pressure should be within the recommended level on extinguishers equipped with a gauge (such as shown above).  The needle should be in the green zone.  If the needle is not in green zone, the extinguisher requires professional maintenance and this should be noted on the inspection report

Fire Suppression Equipment Service Area:

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter
Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, Juno Beach, North Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Lantana, Hypoluxo,

Fire Extinguisher Service Palm Beach:

Very much like Fire Classes different fire extinguisher colours are used between Europe, Australia and America. There are also variations and some of the older extinguishers use different colour codes.

Colour coding changed in 1997 for Europe due to the introduction of BS EN 3. Before BS EN 3 solid colours were used, but BS EN 3 introduced coloured bands instead.

In Australia yellow halon fire extinguishers are illegal to own or use. An exception to this is if an essential use exemption has been granted.

There is no official standard in the United States for fire extinguisher colours.

However, they commonly use colour coded geometric shapes and pictograms depicting the types of fires that the extinguisher is approved to fight.

The type of extinguisher you have will affect the way your Fire Extinguisher Servicing is carried out, so it’s important to understand what the colour coding means.

Given all of the variations in fire extinguisher colours, what follows is the most common convention for modern fire extinguisher colours/pictograms in each geographical area.

Fire Extinguisher Colours in America

Geometric Symbols

  • Ordinary solid combustibles – green triangle
  • Flammable liquids and gasses – red square
  • Energised electrical equipment – blue circle
  • Combustible metals – yellow star
  • Cooking fats and oils – black hexagon

Fire Extinguisher Colours in Europe

  • Water – solid red
  • Foam – red with a cream panel
  • Dry powder – red with a blue panel
  • Carbon dioxide – red with a black panel
  • Wet chemical – red with a yellow panel
  • Class D powder – red with a blue panel
  • Halon – (no longer in use)

Fire Extinguisher Colours in Australia

  • Water – solid red
  • Foam – red with a blue band
  • Dry powder – red with a white band
  • Carbon dioxide – red with a black band
  • Vaporising liquid – red with a yellow band
  • Halon – (no longer produced)
  • Wet chemical – red with an oatmeal band

 

 

 


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