Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business OMWBE certified MBE, DBE, SBE, SDVOSB

Locally Owned and Operated

Serving the Greater Puget Sound area in Washington State.

In King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap and Thurston counties

Mobile Industrial - Commercial Service only

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS SERVICE INFORMATION

 

When fire occurs it is not the time to wonder if your fire protection equipment will work properly. Fire protection must be well-planned and designed. There are three essential elements to a well-designed system you can have confidence in.

 

  • Quality equipment must be utilized
  • That equipment must be serviced and maintained on a regular basis
  • Your personnel must know how to operate the equipment in an emergency

Your ACCESS technician will help you determine if your suppression system and fire extinguishers are up to code and will give you a free no obligation bid to upgrade to code compliance. We will work with you to assure the least amount of down time even if it means working beyond normal business hours. We will work with local fire protection agencies to help you obtain the necessary permits to obtain compliance.

 

Our technicians will develop a service schedule based on your needs, equipment, and applicable codes. Service inspections are performed on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and/or maintenance on an annual basis depending on the size and type of the operation involved.  ACCESS uses the latest state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with the most efficient and accurate service available. Our service quality is assured through the use of color coded seals and tags.

 

ACCESS also affixes external collar labels on dry chemical extinguishers when six-year maintenance is performed. Our sales and service personnel will help identify which equipment is needed and offer advice on placement to satisfy National Fire Association Standards. Our vehicles are equipped for on site service and recharging.

 

We can help you comply with OSHA standards requiring employee training for the proper discharge of fire extinguishers to quickly and safely put out fires.

 

Details of work required by NFPA & OSHA for Fire extinguishers:

 

Monthly Inspection = a visual inspection to determine if the extinguisher is charged properly. Chemical stir to prevent compaction of powder extinguishing agent. Rehanging of extinguisher.

Does not have to be performed by a certified technician.

 

Annual Inspection/Certifications = a visual inspection to determine if the extinguisher is charged properly, confirming the hose is clear and that the extinguisher is hung properly and without obstructions. Chemical stir to prevent compaction of powder extinguishing agent. Certification tagging and rehanging. Must be performed by a certified technician.

 

6-Year Teardowns/Certification = Includes removal of the extinguishing agent, replacement of worn parts, refill and repressurize, certification tagging and rehanging. Must be performed by a certified technician.

 

12-Year Hydrostatic Test/Certification = pressure testing of an extinguishers critical components (cylinder, shell, hose assembly, etc.) for leaks and structural flaws by pressurizing them with a liquid. Certification tagging and rehanging. Must be performed by a certified technician.

 

Details of work required by NFPA & OSHA for kitchen fire suppression:

 

Inspection and maintenance shall be done by a properly trained, qualified, and certified company or person(s). All actuation components shall be checked for proper operation during the inspection. Fusible links shall be replaced at least semiannually or more frequently if necessary where required by the manufacturer.

 

Details of Underwriter Laboratories Kitchen Rangehood requirements:

 

All kitchen suppression systems no longer manufactured lose their UL300 Status because replacement parts cannot be obtained so they must be replaced with UL300 standard systems.  All dry systems manufactured before 1994 must be replaced to prevent fire re-ignition.

Kitchen make up air (air that flows into the kitchen to compensate for the roof fan pulling air out) must shut down at system discharge.  Roof fan must stay on.  Based on the determination of the local authority, alarm systems if present must be notified if the kitchen suppression system discharges.  All appliances must be completely under the rangehood for proper protection.  The number of flow points (chemical to protect each appliance) and nozzles must match the required flow points and nozzle codes required for each specific appliance.  If an appliance is moved a repipe may be required.  If the flow points are exceeded the system tank may be required to be replaced to accommodate the larger need.  All appliances must have fuel shut off valves that trigger at suppression system discharge.  All energized circuits under the hood must shut off at discharge.  This is why a certified technician familiar with the codes needs to service and maintain your kitchen systems.  Non compliance with these UL300 codes can cause non payment of insurance claims.

 

WE ALSO OFFER:

 

Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems Installlation, UL 300 Upgrades, Service & Confidence Testing

Industrial and Paint Booth Dry Chemical Fire Suppression Systems Installation & Service & Confidence Testing

Fire Extinguisher Monthly and Annual Maintenance, 6 Year Tear Downs, 12 Year Hydrotests, Recharges and Sales

OSHA Required Employee Fire Extinguisher Training Classes

Exit & Emergency Lighting Maintenance

 

Access Fire Protection Services, Inc.

PO Box 443, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Office North (425) 413-2648

Office South (253) 872-7727

email: admin@accessfireprotection.com