Q: How many fire extinguishers do I need?
A: While the exact number of fire extinguishers varies on the hazard level and building layout, as a general rule you should have no more than 75 feet of space between Class A fire extinguishers and no more than 50 feet between Class B fire extinguishers.
Q: What are the classifications of fire extinguishers?
A: Every fire extinguisher has an alphanumeric rating that tells you what type of fire it can extinguish and the size of fire it can put out. Here are the standard letters that used to identify the type of fire extinguishers and its function:
|• A – Ordinary Combustibles
• B – Flammable Liquids
|• C – Electrical Equipment
• D – Metals
• K – Cooking Oils & Fats
Q: How often do I need a fire extinguisher inspection?
A: Inspections are normally done once a month to ensure that there is no damage to the device and the pressure is adequate.
Q: What is the maximum travel distance for fire extinguishers?
A: Here is the guide for maximum travel distance:
|• Class A – 75 Feet
• Class B – 50 Feet
|• Class D – 75 Feet
• Class K – 30 Feet
Q: What is a monthly visual inspection?
A: A monthly visual inspection is the best way to make sure that you fire extinguisher operates effectively and stored properly. A homeowner or safety personnel are the only individuals who can perform the monthly visual inspection, which includes:
|• Checking for Damages
• Checking If the Hose Is Blocked
|• Inspecting the Safety Seal If It’s Broken
• Checking If the Pressure Is Still Adequate
Q: What is an annual maintenance for fire extinguishers?
A: Annual inspection is more thorough and must be done by a professional. This Inspection Includes:
|• Examination of Mechanical Parts
||• Checking of Fire Suppression Agent
• Inspection of Delivery System