Fire Extinguisher Install in NYC

As a business owner, you have a legal obligation to safeguard your employees and customers against possible hazards, including fires. One way to ensure this is to equip your building with the appropriate number and type of fire extinguishers. Though small, these portable canisters are your first line of defense against an unexpected fire. To ensure their utmost effectiveness, Allstate Sprinkler integrates our 50 years of experience and state regulations to guide you throughout the installation of extinguishers throughout your commercial building.

Portable Fire Extinguisher Installation Requirements

Fire extinguisher installation is not an option for commercial building owners — it’s the law. Per local fire codes, all buildings and structures must be protected with fire protection equipment, including portable fire extinguishers. The number of extinguishers required per square foot varies according to building type, but the general rule of thumb is that fire extinguishers should be placed so that the maximum travel distance to any one extinguisher does not exceed 75 feet.

Each extinguisher must be conspicuously located. If an extinguisher is obstructed from view for any reason, the building manager must place signage indicating where an extinguisher is located. In addition to quantity, placement and mounting regulations, NYC also has type requirements based on fire classifications. Those classifications are as follows:

  • Class A: Common fires that involve cloth, wood, paper, plastic and other ordinary combustibles.
  • Class B: Fires that are the result of the ignition of flammable liquids.
  • Class C: Electrical fires.
  • Class D: Atypical fires that are the result of the ignition of flammable metals
  • Class K: Kitchen grease fires

The FDNY conducts compliance checks on an annual basis. If your building is in violation of any regulation requirements, it may issue a fine of up to $1,000 PER violation, PER extinguisher. A second or subsequent offense can result in a fine of up to $5,000 PER violation PER extinguisher. Failure to correct the issue can result in more fines and possible revocation of your business permit.

Allstate Sprinkler Corporation are licensed Master Fire Suppression Contractors registered with the New York City building department. As such, we have the experience and expertise to install fire extinguishers in accordance with all of NYC’s strict regulations and help businesses avoid costly penalties. To ensure your business remains compliant with local fire codes, allow our qualified staff to advise you on the number, type and placement of fire extinguishers throughout your building.

What To Expect When You Work With Allstate Sprinkler

Allstate Sprinkler is in the business of installing cost-effective, reliable and compliant equipment designed to keep NYC buildings and their occupants safe from fires. Having serviced over 5,000 structures across multiple industries, we have honed our processes and techniques to ensure the best possible experience for our customers. Though we take a personalized approach to each building, each customer can expect the following:

  • Fair pricing.
  • Job completion on-time, every time.
  • Expert knowledge and advice that comes from decades of experience
    24/7 customer service.
  • Responsive, reliable and licensed technicians.
  • Superior equipment.
  • Complete services including inspection, testing, installation, maintenance and repair.

Our experience spans multiple industries, including but not limited to hotels, retail spaces, warehouses, educational buildings, supermarkets, hospitals, airports, places of worship, casinos and many more.

FAQs

  • Q: Do fire extinguishers need maintenance?
  • A: Yes, they do. How frequently they need maintenance depends largely on your jurisdiction and the age of the equipment.
  • Q: Do fire extinguishers expire?
  • A: Yes, fire extinguishers may expire for a number of reasons. The most common reason they expire include a compromised cylinder
  • Q: How long do fire extinguishers last?
    A: Most fire extinguishers can last between 5 and 20 years.
  • Q: How can you tell if a fire extinguisher is unsafe?
  • A: It’s difficult to gauge the safety of a fire extinguisher based on appearance alone. However, modern extinguishers have pressure gauges with red and green zones. If the indicator is in the red zone, have the extinguisher serviced as soon as possible.

Why Work With Allstate Sprinkler Corp.

Allstate is recognized as one of the most reliable and responsive fire suppression contractors in the New York City metropolitan area and has a long-standing reputation for providing quality products of the uppermost caliber. To ensure our continued legacy, each technician undergoes an extensive apprenticeship that results in the highest level of proficiency and quality of work. Moreover, each of our -150-plus employees possesses the appropriate NICET training, Master Fire Suppression Licenses, FDNY certifications and any other necessary jurisdictional licenses.

How To Contact Us

When you’re ready to work with us, give us a call to request a quote. In order for us to provide you with the most accurate estimate and ensure complete compliance, please be prepared to tell us about the type of building you manage; the size and age of the property; the number of floors; any known previous violations; and any other relevant information. We look forward to partnering with you.