Our technicians are able to outfit your home with the proper extinguishers for maximum effectiveness. Not all extinguishers are the same! In fact, there are many different classficiations. We can identify which ones are ideal for our customers and where they would be most accessible in the event of an emergency.
Fire extinguishers need to be inspected, tested, and tagged each year to ensure they’ll protect your family or co-workers in case of an emergency. Far too often, people purchase fire extinguishers and then forget to do their annual tune-up. At GryphonESP, we inspect and test our customer’s equipment to make sure it will function when it matters most.
Ensure your fire extinguishers can protect you at all times. After each use, you will need to schedule fire extinguisher recharge. Whether you used the whole can or even just a tiny bit—even a few lost milliseconds of pressure or extinguishant could make or break an out-of-control flame the next time you have to use your extinguisher.
We know how important it is to protect your family, your co-workers, and yourself from fires. We provide a 24/7 emergency fire extinguisher service to ensure your home, office, or facility is fully protected all day, every day. With GryphonESP, you will always have working fire extinguishers on hand.
Most fire extinguishers are used according to PASS: Pull the pin, Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire, Squeeze the handle to spray, Sweep from side to side until it goes out. Watch closely and repeat aim, squeeze, and sweep if the fire reignites.
Are fire extinguishers toxic?
You probably don’t want to breathe in a lungful of any fire extinguisher chemicals if you can possibly avoid it, but a standard ABC extinguisher’s contents will typically cause mild irritation at worst. Class K wet chemical extinguishers, on the other hand, can contain much more toxic chemical components, and any direct exposure should be taken seriously.
Can a fire extinguisher explode?
Defective or heavily damaged fire extinguishers have been known to explode, making it especially important that you get your extinguishers inspected regularly and take care if one is damaged to replace it.