Fire Extinguisher Inspection Services

Introduction To Fire Extinguisher Inspection

Ensuring buildings are equipped with working fire extinguishers is just one layer of protection as part of a robust fire-prevention strategy. It’s not simply enough to just have extinguishers available, but it’s also imperative they’re ready to be used in an emergency at any given moment. The key to preparedness with fire extinguishers is regular inspection and servicing. A non-inspected or non-tested fire extinguisher may not function when needed in a true fire emergency. Being able to quickly extinguish a small fire can make all the difference between saving lives and preventing extensive damage and truly facing a devastating outcome that could have been prevented.

All commercial buildings must keep fire extinguishers on hand and must have them inspected regularly, including businesses, housing retail establishments, restaurants, warehouses, educational facilities, theaters, churches and hospitals — just to name a few. Allstate Sprinkler is ready and able to work with you so that all on-site fire extinguishers are inspected and tested regularly and will be ready for use if needed.

NYC Fire Extinguisher Inspection Regulations

All businesses in NYC have the legal responsibility to ensure that fire extinguisher inspections are being performed timely and recorded accurately. FDNY regulations cover more than just ensuring extinguishers are available and properly inspected. The FDNY also regulates:

  • The number of extinguishers needed in a building
  • The type of extinguisher required
  • The proper placement and distance between extinguishers

Upon completion, inspections must be noted on each fire extinguisher’s tag. The FDNY can request records or proof of inspection at any given time. If the FDNY asks for the history of fire extinguisher inspections and maintenance records, and if they find any discrepancies in paperwork, fines could be imposed in the range from $600 to $1,000.

What To Expect With Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Portable fire extinguishers need regular inspections, testing and maintenance to ensure that they’re ready to operate. When experienced inspectors from Allstate Sprinkler visit your building, we visually inspect each unit for noticeable issues.
We ensure correct placement of extinguishers around your building. We check the pressure on each fire extinguisher and recharge units as needed. We notate that inspections have been properly completed so your records are up to date in the event of a review by the FDNY. We can also offer advice and answer any questions you have regarding fire safety and prevention equipment, provide recommendations for new models and service existing extinguishers as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I tell that my building has enough fire extinguishers and that they’re operating properly?

A: The quantity of fire extinguishers you need and which type are the right choice depends on the type of business and the size of your facility. Our technicians are certified by the FDNY to confirm that you have the specific type and number necessary. We’ll also check to make sure they have the correct pressure and that they’re adequately recharged and ready to be used in case of a true fire situation.

Q: How do I know if my portable fire extinguishers need to be inspected?

A: It is required by the Rules of The City of New York, section 3RCNY §15-02, as well as NFPA 10 that all inspections, maintenance, recharging, and/or testing is required once a year. If your last inspection isn’t properly noted on each extinguisher tag or you’re uncertain of the last time your building’s extinguishers have been checked for functionality, reach out to Allstate Sprinkler. We will provide you immediate service and provide you with this important and required service.

Why You Should Choose Allstate Sprinkler

For nearly 50 years, Allstate Sprinkler has obtained the experience and certifications necessary to ensure your portable fire extinguishers are always in working order. We help you cover all aspects of portable fire extinguisher safety — including making sure you have exactly the right type of extinguishers, the correct number of extinguishers and their correct placement. Our certified experts perform quality inspections and maintenance so you equipment is fire ready.

Find out for yourself why our customers consistently give us excellent reviews and ratings and describe us as trustworthy, fair, reasonable, responsive and informative.

Contact Us

Contact us today for answers to any questions you have and to request a proposal. Please be prepared to answer any applicable questions, such as the type of building; age of the structure; number of floors; building use and occupancy; as well as any history of any known previous violations. We look forward to working with you to ensure the safety of your building and its occupants.