Every company or business is required to have their extinguishers maintenance on a regular basis to ensure it’s proper operation.
NFPA 10 states “fire extinguishers must be maintained annually in accordance with local, state and national codes and regulations.” OSHA 1920.157 (e) (3) states “employers shall assure that portable fire extinguishers are subjected to an annual maintenance check”
Hawkeye Fire & Safety has been serving Eastern Iowa since 1979 as a fire extinguisher business using professionally trained technicians with superior service and knowledge. Fire extinguishers are an important element of a fire response plan for any business, industry or home.
We have two locations where you can bring in your extinguishers to be serviced while you wait at our office or we can provide on-site service with our mobile fire extinguisher service vans. Monthly, quarterly, annual or semi-annual inspections are provided.
Bar coding extinguishers is another service we can provide our customers. Inspectors will code, tag and inspect the equipment and provide the company with a computer generated document assessing maintenance management activities
Hawkeye Fire and Safety is a full service recharge facility for all of the following hand portable extinguishers and wheeled units:
ABC, BC & Purple K Dry Chemical
Met-L-X Class D
Halon, Halotron & CleanGuard
Recharging an extinguisher is needed if you use the extinguisher for any fire. If you only use some of the agent in the tank, you will still need to refill or recharge it.
Six Year Maintenance:
Per NFPA 10, a dry chemical stored hand portable extinguishers must have a six year maintenance. Your extinguishers must be emptied and subjected to a full internal inspection and then refilled.
Hydrostatic Test Maintenance:
Per NFPA 10 – all extinguisher must be hydro tested at periodic intervals.
Dry Chemical is 12 years
Halon CleanGuard is 12 years
Water Pressure is 5 years
CO2 is 5 years
When our service technicians need to take your extinguishers out of service we will provide you a loaner to provide you with continual protection.