Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service
What kind of extinguisher do I need?
Different types of fires require different types of extinguishers. For example, a grease fire and an electrical fire require the use of different extinguishing agents to be effective and safely put the fire out. Basically, there are five different types of extinguishing agents. Most fire extinguishers display symbols to show the kind of fire on which they are to be used:
How often should I get my fire extinguisher inspected?
The monthly checks should be documented on the back of your existing extinguisher tag. Also, the fire extinguisher should be inspected and certified annually by County Wide Extinguisher. A complete breakdown and internal inspection and/or hydro static test must be done every 6 years from the manufacture date. Both the annual and 6 year inspections and hydro static testing must be done by a fire protection equipment company.
If you bring your fire extinguisher in to the office and its only due for an annual inspection, it will only cost you $6.00 per extinguisher. If can even be inspected while you wait! If your extinguisher is due for its 6 year internal inspection (6 years after the date of manufacture) or hydro static test (12 years after the date of manufacture) and we need to keep it at the shop to complete this testing, we can send you with a loaner to ensure that you don't go a moment unprotected. Some of this testing can take up to a week to complete.
If you have a business with multiple extinguishers, can't make it to the office during our normal office hours of 7:30am - 3:30 pm, or just feel more comfortable having County Wide come to you, the cost per extinguisher annual inspection will remain at $6.00 each, but there will be an extra service fee of $51.00. Need more pricing? We can get you a custom quote tailored to your needs.
The fire departments no longer inspect fire extinguishers. Please call County Wide to schedule your service or bring them into our office so we can inspect them while you wait!