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Fire Extinguisher Service

Fire Extinguisher Company - Waukegan IL - Dependable Fire EquipmentAre you adequately prepared for unforeseen emergencies? Rely on Dependable Fire Equipment to provide you with top-notch Fire Extinguisher Service! For more than 50 years, we have been providing complete fire protection to businesses throughout the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin areas. Your safety is paramount, and we’re committed to ensuring it. 

Our team of extensively trained technicians is dedicated to maintaining your fire extinguishers, ensuring they’re always ready to handle any crisis. With Dependable Fire Equipment, you can rest assured that your fire protection equipment is both dependable and fully compliant with safety regulations. 

Don’t take chances with your safety; opt for Dependable Fire Equipment today to secure your peace of mind. Reach out now to schedule your fire extinguisher service, recharging, tagging and safeguard what matters most. When it comes to critical moments, count on us – we’re here to support you!

Fire Extinguisher Inspection & Tagging

Fire Extinguisher Company - Waukegan IL - Dependable Fire EquipmentWhen a fire breaks out, a handy and functional fire extinguisher can be instrumental in saving both lives and property, but only if it is working properly. That’s why it’s imperative to have your commercial fire extinguishers inspected and tagged annually. At Dependable Fire Equipment, we offer reliable and professional fire extinguisher services including inspection, maintenance, repair, and installation.

Fire Extinguisher Inspection

Whether you need a single fire extinguisher inspected or dozens, we have the trained, certified technicians to get the job done effectively and efficiently. After verifying the functionality of the existing fire extinguisher and making any necessary repairs or maintenance, we will equip the fire extinguisher with both a tamper seal and service tag. This will ensure that the extinguisher remains in working order and up to code for one calendar year.

Types of Fire Extinguishers

There are many different types of fire extinguishers available, and the kind you need will depend upon the nature of your business as well as National Fire Protection Agency recommendations. However, the ABC (multipurpose) fire extinguisher meets most of the minimum code requirements guidelines, and with the capacity to snuff out many types of fires.

Water (Class A):Water extinguishers are effective against Class A fires, which involve ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, cloth, and plastics. They work by cooling the fire and removing heat from the equation.

Foam (Class A and B):Foam extinguishers are suitable for Class A and B fires. Class B fires involve flammable liquids like gasoline, oil, and grease. Foam extinguishers smother the flames and also cool the fire.

Dry Chemical (Class A, B, and C):These extinguishers are versatile and can be used on Class A, B, and C fires. Class C fires involve electrical equipment. Dry chemical extinguishers work by interrupting the chemical reaction of the fire.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) (Class B and C):CO2 extinguishers are designed for Class B and C fires. They are especially effective for fires involving electrical equipment, as they leave no residue and do not conduct electricity. CO2 displaces oxygen, suffocating the fire.

Dry Powder (Class A, B, and C):Dry powder extinguishers are suitable for Class A, B, and C fires. They work by smothering the fire and interrupting the chemical reaction.

Wet Chemical (Class K):Wet chemical extinguishers are specifically designed for Class K fires, which involve cooking oils and fats. They react with the hot oils to create a soapy layer that prevents re-ignition.

Clean Agent (Class B and C):Clean agent extinguishers are suitable for Class B and C fires. They use a gas or chemical to interrupt the fire’s combustion process without leaving residue, making them ideal for protecting sensitive electronic equipment.

Water Mist (Class A and C):Water mist extinguishers can be used on Class A and C fires. They work by cooling the fire and creating a mist that helps to remove heat and displace oxygen.

Class D: Extinguishers with a D rating are designed to extinguish fires involving combustible metals. Note: Common extinguishing agents may react with a combustible metal fire causing the severity of the fire to increase.

Multipurpose Fire Extinguishers

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Multipurpose or ABC fire extinguishers meet a majority of the minimum code requirements and guidelines for most businesses. They come in a variety of sizes and are an economical way to ensure fire protection in most commercial applications. This type of fire extinguisher is one of the most preferred products sold and account for more than 80% of fire extinguisher purchases.

What are ABC / Multipurpose Fire Extinguishers?

An ABC fire extinguisher is labeled with a rating for Class B fires and Class C fires. The ABC fire extinguisher can also have a notation for Class A, Class B, and Class C fire multipurpose use. In sizes of five pounds to twenty pounds, ABC fire extinguishers contain monoammonium phosphate, a fire-retardant powder. This yellow powder retards the fire through oxygen removal. A dry chemical agent, the powder leaves a sticky residue after a fire has concluded.

Extinguisher Tip

The chemical powder may cake after settling over a period of time. Gently rock the ABC extinguisher every few months to keep the agent from packing.

Dependable Fire Equipment sells, inspects, tags and installs multipurpose fire extinguishers city wide and throughout the Chicago land and southern Wisconsin area. Contact us today for more information.

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