Commercial building owners and managers are ultimately responsible for the safety of their building tenants and employees. It is, therefore, critical that you have the up-to-date safety procedures in place, including fire alarm systems and easy-to-access fire extinguishers.
Since these devices are only effective if they’re in working condition, it’s required by law to annually schedule a fire extinguisher service to recharge every extinguisher in your building. Based in Anchorage, North Star Fire Protection has been the region’s trusted source for fire safety equipment for the last 40 years. Here these experts discuss why a fire extinguisher service is necessary for all business owners.
3 Reasons to Recharge Your Office Fire Extinguishers
1. Restore Pressure & Accuracy
Recharging your fire extinguishers ensures they maintain the correct pressure required to operate effectively and efficiently. Over time, pressure may decrease, particularly if someone in your building had to use the extinguisher at some point. By recharging these devices each year, you can ensure each of your fire extinguishers is restored to the correct internal pressure, allowing for more accuracy should a fire ever break out in the building.
2. Clear Away Buildup
Buildup, such as dust, dander, and dirt, can settle around the exterior of your fire extinguishers over time. While the possibility that any of this buildup could interfere in the canister’s mechanical workings is unlikely, buildup does have the ability to stop your device from operating as intended. During your professional recharge service, an expert will clean the nozzle and canister of each fire extinguisher to ensure this never happens to your devices.
3. Save Money
Hiring a professional to handle your annual fire extinguisher service goes a long way in saving you the expense of costly replacements. Fire extinguishers actually require very little maintenance and can last for several years, so long as they remain in good working condition. This can be ensured with your annual recharge services, thus protecting your investment for as long as possible.
One of the most important things you can do for your property and the people who work in it is to secure it with fire alarm systems and ensure your equipment remains up-to-date. Give the experts at North Star Fire Protection a call at (907) 677-1233 to schedule your fire extinguisher or fire alarm systems service today. You can also visit the company’s website for a full listing of their services and offerings.