Providing Prompt and Reliable Commercial Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspections San Angelo Businesses Can Rely On

The professionals at Eagle Safety Management, a complete portable fire extinguisher and fixed extinguisher system supplier in San Angelo, have been successful at helping businesses protect their employees and assets.  Our team consists of experienced, passionate, and professional fire extinguisher licensed technicians.  We have proven our value to San Angelo businesses in a variety of industries earning a 95% customer retention rate over the years.

We offer fire extinguisher services that keep your facility compliant, ensure the equipment is ready, improve insurance eligibility, and protect people and property. Eagle Safety inspects fire extinguishers and performs routine service and maintenance that adhere to local, state, and national codes, including six-year and twelve-year required services.

Fire extinguishers play a vital role in the protection of life and property when handling small and incipient fires.  It is critical that fire extinguishers are inspected, tested, and maintained to remain fully operational in case of emergency and code compliant to eliminate interruptions to your facility.

More than a Fire Extinguisher Service and Inspection

With professional licensed technicians, you’ll have the confidence that you are keeping your fire extinguishers functioning properly and ready to go. Eagle Safety provides fire extinguisher inspections as part of our complete portable fire protection services. Schedule a monthly or annual inspection of your extinguishers to ensure you are ready in case of an emergency.

Not all fire extinguishers are created equal, however, Eagle Safety’s team of experts is here to help you decide which type and model are right for the hazards you need to protect. In addition, we can perform a full assessment of your location to ensure you have the number of extinguishers required by code and that they are spaced properly throughout your facility. We also carry the top brands of fire extinguisher cabinets and signs that come in various colors, materials, and styles to meet your specification.

Fire Extinguisher Inspections with Full Compliance Report

Our inspections help you meet insurance and NFPA code requirements. We will help you stay compliant by ensuring that all the gauges, hoses, seals are working properly, and your fire extinguisher is ready to discharge when needed.

Our fire extinguisher report lists the make, location, type, size, year of manufacture, next major fire extinguisher maintenance milestone, and pass or fail status. We will report any deficiencies noted at the time of inspection, in addition to providing timely solutions to the problem.

San Angelo Certified Technicians with Experience Where it Counts

Our certified technicians and knowledgeable sales staff can install, inspect, and maintain your portable fire extinguisher equipment and products. We have been committed to providing complete portable fire protection solutions that don’t just protect buildings but protect lives too.

Fire Extinguisher Inspections We Offer To San Angelo Businesses

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Our certified technicians can inspect a variety of commercial fire extinguishers for San Angelo businesses within all industries.  All portable fire extinguishers are required to have an annual fire extinguisher inspection performed in accordance with NFPA 10 standards. Above shows images of the fire extinguishers we can inspect; this is a quick visual reference of the fire extinguisher.  Below is a detailed list and description of all the fire extinguishers our technicians can conduct annual inspections on:

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Class A Fire Extinguishers. These are water-type fire extinguishers that are discharged with stored pressure(pre-charged).  Our techs inspect all sizes of water or water mist extinguishers.

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Class BC Fire Extinguishers (Stored Pressure).  These are dry chemical-type fire extinguishers that are discharged with stored pressure(pre-charged).  Our techs inspect all sizes of dry chemical-type fire extinguishers.

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Class BC Cartridge Operated Fire Extinguishers. These are dry chemical-type fire extinguishers that have just powder or agent inside, and there is a separate pressure cartridge that must be activated to pressurize the extinguisher.  Our techs inspect all sizes of cartridge-operated fire extinguishers.

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Class ABC Cartridge Operated Fire Extinguishers.  These are dry chemical-type fire extinguishers that have just powder or agent inside, and there is a separate pressure cartridge that must be activated to pressurize the extinguisher.  Our techs inspect all sizes of cartridge-operated fire extinguishers.

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Class ABC Fire Extinguishers.  These are dry chemical-type fire extinguishers that are discharged with stored pressure(pre-charged).  These are the most common extinguisher found in the workplace.  Our techs inspect all sizes of dry chemical-type fire extinguishers.

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Class C or Clean Agent Fire Extinguishers.  These are special agent-type fire extinguishers usually consisting of Carbon Dioxide as well as Halotron.  They are discharged with stored pressure(pre-charged).  These extinguishers are typically found next to electrical equipment or switchgear rooms.  Our techs inspect all sizes of CO2 and Halotron fire extinguishers.

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Class D Fire Extinguishers.  These are dry chemical-type fire extinguishers that are discharged with stored pressure(pre-charged_.  These are used on combustible metals, such as magnesium, titanium, sodium, etc.  Out techs inspect all sizes of class D fire extinguishers.

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Class K Fire Extinguishers.  These are wet chemical-type fire extinguishers that are discharged with stored pressure(pre-charged).  These are found in commercial kitchen spaces and are used in conjunction with a kitchen fire suppression system.  Our techs inspect all sizes of kitchen fire extinguihsers.

Fire Extinguisher Inspection Pricing For San Angelo Businesses

As part of our company culture of “doing business the right way” we believe in providing clear and up-front pricing to our clients. Our pricing is very simple. We are one of the lowest-cost options available and we offer a higher level of service than you’ll find elsewhere.

Annual Inspection

City and state law requires that extinguishers receive an annual examination by a licensed technician, with service properly documented.

Extinguisher Type10 Point Examination w/ Tag
Water Type (Class A)$7.50
Dry Chemical (Class ABC)$7.50
Wet Chemical (Class K)$7.50
Clean Agent (Class C)$7.50
Dry Chemical (Class D)$7.50
Cartridge Operated$14.00
Wheeled Fire Extinguishers$14.00

Service Rates

ItemDescriptionPrice
Service Visit Fee / Trip Charge
There is no hourly charge for labor
Service charge to dispatch a technician to the property.
Applies to every visit to the property.
$37.00
Needs Analysis Evaluation and Report + Quote
Intended for large buildings. Estimates available by phone for smaller buildings.
Technician takes an inventory of the fire safety equipment onsite and assesses whether additional fire extinguishers and/or smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are needed for safety and code compliance.

Detailed, written report provided along with a pricing estimate/quote for servicing and/or installation.
$75.00

Installation

type of installationprice
Wall mount hook (drywall, plaster, masonry)$5.00
Steel / I-Beam Mount$10.00

Tiered Pricing

We offer tiered pricing for fire extinguisher annual inspections based on product quantities.  This is a progressive discount scale depending on the number of extinguishers that you have at your facility.  Contact us to find out more.  Office – 325-227-4935

Our 10-Point Annual Fire Extinguisher Certification Requirements

The legal requirements for servicing a building’s existing dry chemical fire extinguishers in San Angelo are detailed below. We track and monitor the required service dates for our clients’ fire extinguishers. When servicing is due, we pro-actively contact the client to schedule a convenient time for our technician to visit the property and perform the required servicing

NOTE: the requirements below are specific to dry chemical extinguishers, which are the extinguishers most found in residential apartment buildings and facility applications.  Other types of extinguishers follow different maintenance schedules and requirements.

Annual Maintenance

Portable fire extinguishers must be inspected and certified on an annual basis (the extinguishers birthday!).  The annual service is intended to give maximum assurance that the extinguisher will operate safely and effectively.  When due, our technician will perform a 10-point maintenance check on each of your building’s extinguishers.  This process includes:

Visual Examination: performed on the entire unit, carefully inspecting for dents, rust, corrosion, pitting or other shell damage.

Test/Maintenance History: reviewed to determine the need for recharge, internal maintenance, or hydrostatic testing.

Pressure Gauge: checked to ensure that the unit is fully pressurized.

Weight: the extinguisher is checked to ensure the correct amount of extinguishing agent is in the cylinder.

Discharge Hose: removed to inspect for signs of blockage or damage.

Locking Pin: removed to ensure that the pin is easily removed in the event of an actual fire emergency.

Handle/Lever: checked for smooth discharge operation.

Clean Extinguisher: using a cleaning solution.

Mounting Bracket: checked to ensure the extinguisher is installed securely on the correct mounting hook or bracket.

Inspection Certification: documented by attaching a safety tag identifying the service technician having performed the service.

Compliance Report: results are recorded in the building’s compliance report and maintained for recordkeeping purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do fire extinguishers need to have an identifying sign?

Depends, but typically yes. OSHA states that the employer shall provide portable fire extinguishers and shall mount, locate and identify them so that they are readily accessible to employees without subjecting the employees to possible injury. There is nothing specific about signage. However, OSHA inspectors will expect to be able to easily spot them and so will locally building inspectors. The bottom line is that fire extinguisher signs are a must in buildings and businesses.

Are fire extinguisher inspections required?

Yes. A licensed technician by the State Fire Marshal must inspect each fire extinguisher at least annually and conduct any required service or testing. Newly purchased fire extinguishers do not require inspection during the first 12 months of service unless indicated by the monthly inspection.

Can fire extinguishers be placed on the floor?

No. To prevent fire extinguishers from being moved or damaged, they should be mounted on brackets or in wall cabinets with the carrying handle placed 3.5 to 5 feet above the floor. Larger fire extinguishers need to be mounted at lower heights with the carrying handle about 3 feet from the floor.

Can fire extinguishers be reused?

Mostly Yes. Most fire extinguishers can be used more than once, depending on the brand and type, unless you have a one-time-use fire extinguisher. In general, however, once the fire extinguisher has been used, even for a small amount of time, it should be recharged or refilled.

Why is fire protection important?

Fire safety reduces the risk of injury and building damage that fires can cause. Developing and implementing fire safety protocols in the workplace is not only required by law but it is crucial to everyone’s safety that may be in the building during a fire emergency.

What service is performed on a fire extinguisher?

Fire extinguishers have different service requirements based on the extinguisher’s birthdate. Every year an annual inspection must be performed, every 6 years an internal inspection must be performed, every 12 years a hydrostatic test must be performed. All these service maintenance items are conducted by licensed professionals like Eagle Safety Management.

What happens when my fire extinguisher is out of compliance?

An undercharged, expired, or depressurized portable fire extinguisher endangers your personnel’s lives and surrounding property during a fire. Moreover, a fire extinguisher that is out of compliance can result in violations, fines, or citations.

Eagle Safety Management Can Manage Your Fire Extinguisher PM Program With

  • Simplified pricing
  • Annual PM service
  • Recharge service
  • Hydrostatic testing
  • Service for all types of fire extinguishers
  • Inventory Management
  • Record Keeping
  • Budget Forecasting

Our certified technicians can inspect a variety of commercial fire extinguishers for San Angelo businesses within all industries.  All portable fire extinguishers are required to have an annual fire extinguisher inspection performed in accordance with NFPA 10 standards. Above shows images of the fire extinguishers, we can inspect; this is a quick visual reference of the fire extinguisher.  Below is a detailed list and description of all the fire extinguishers our technicians can conduct annual inspections on:

Eagle Safety Management Can Manage Your Fire Extinguisher PM Program With

  • Simplified pricing
  • Annual PM service
  • Recharge service
  • Hydrostatic testing
  • Service for all types of fire extinguishers
  • Inventory Management
  • Record Keeping
  • Budget Forecasting

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Schedule

Monthly

Visual check on portable fire extinguishers

Annually

Maintenance on portable fire extinguishers

Every 5 Years

Hydrostatic test on carbon dioxide and water-based extinguishers

Every 6 Years

Internal maintenance on stored-pressure extinguishers

Every 12 Years

Hydrostatic test on stored pressure and cartridge-operated extinguishers

Inspection Process

During An Inspection, Eagle Safety Management’s Licensed Technicians Will:
  • Determine if the extinguisher is properly hung with the proper manufacturer’s hanger
  • Remove the extinguisher from its hanger
  • Check the gauge pressure
  • Check the condition of the gauge and its compatibility with the extinguisher
  • Check the date of manufacture, last hydrostatic test and six-year maintenance date
  • Check the valve and shell for damage or corrosion
  • Remove the hose and check the threads, inspect the hose for cracks or splits, and inspect the condition of the discharge nozzle
  • Check the valve opening for powder or any foreign material
  • Remove the extinguisher seal and locking pin and check the upper and lower handles 
  • Replace the locking pin and reseal the extinguisher
  • For dry extinguishers, fluff the powder by turning the extinguisher
  • Clean the extinguisher
  • Check the condition of the hose | horn retention banc at the side of the extinguisher
  • Check the extinguishers classification and operating instruction legibility and properly tag the extinguisher
  • Survey the hazard area to verify that the extinguisher classification corresponds with the hazard
  • Check that the extinguisher is visible and unobstructed
  • Replace the extinguisher on its hanger
  • Deliver a complete report of the inspection explaining any deficiencies and recommending corrective action in accordance with recognized codes for care and maintenance
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