Fire Extinguisher Inspection
Professional fire extinguisher inspection in Los Angeles is extremely important. While a maintenance inspection needs to be done every year, and an internal maintenance inspection once every five, six or 12 years, depending on the type of equipment, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) also recommends fire extinguishers still be inspected each month by the user. This can be done by making sure the extinguisher is still in its designated location, there has not been any physical damage to the extinguisher and nothing is blocking it.
When you perform your monthly fire extinguisher inspection in Los Angeles, you are looking for many of the same things Fire Protection Group is looking to ensure the extinguisher is charged. You need to make sure the pressure gauge reads the extinguisher is in operating range, the weight of the extinguisher feels correct, check for nozzle clogs, that tamper seals are still intact, there are no signs of leakage or corrosion, confirm the pull-pin is in place and the seal is intact and substantiate all the paperwork and labels are up-to-date and legible.