Having fire extinguishers in a business, building or facility is essential — but it's just as important they work, you have enough of them and they are the right type for the job. At BGS, we have you covered with competitive prices on extinguishers and professional services that meet national and local codes.
Commercial Fire Extinguishers for Sale
Fire extinguishers help ensure people have the fire fighting equipment they need in an emergency. They are the first line of defense when a fire breaks out, and as such, their presence is required by law. Making sure you have the right type, size and quantity of extinguishers installed and having them in the right places will help ensure your property is ready for a fire emergency.
At BGS, we carry a variety of rechargeable and heavy-duty fire extinguishers designed for commercial, industrial and municipal use. Our inventory includes Class A, B, C and D fire extinguishers in multiple sizes from industry-leading brands across the country, including Ansul and Amerex. Let us know what you need, or trust our experts to make an appropriate recommendation.
What to Know About Buying Fire Extinguishers
Before you purchase fire extinguishers for your facility, you need to understand the basics of the different types of fire extinguishers and their applications. You will need to choose your fire extinguishers based on the different types of fire hazards your establishment will most likely encounter.
There are four types of fires, categorized according to their fuel source. To extinguish an incipient fire safely, you'll need an extinguisher that is compatible with that type of hazard. The four classes of fires are as follows:
- Class A: Solid combustibles like paper, cloth, wood and certain plastics
- Class B: Flammable liquids like gasoline, alcohol, oil and grease
- Class C: Electrical equipment and appliances
- Class D: Flammable metallic materials like potassium and sodium
Each class of fire hazard requires a specific type of extinguishing agent to extinguish a fire, so it's best to purchase a fire extinguisher according to the category you're most likely to encounter.
For advice on selecting the right fire extinguishers for your specific environment, reach out to the experts at BGS.
Fire Extinguisher Installation
Extinguishers must be visible and easy to reach — especially during an emergency. They also need to be stored somewhere safe and out of the way. Our installation services make sure you meet these requirements and more with multiple mounting options and expert recommendations.
With commercial fire extinguisher installation from BGS, a technician will work with you and determine where to place your fire extinguishers. We consider building layout, distance to hazards, accessibility and other factors, and we will complete your installation fast and with care.
Choose your preferred installation options or have us recommend the optimal setup based on our experience:
- Brackets: Brackets place your rechargeable or heavy-duty fire extinguishers where they are highly visible, easy to reach and off the floor.
- Cabinets: Cabinets protect your fire extinguishers behind a pane of breakable glass, preventing tampering to ensure they work in an emergency.
Fire Extinguisher Service and Inspections
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires that your fire extinguishers undergo regular inspections. Once per month, a professional needs to visually inspect them, check the expiration date and look for signs of tampering or discharge. You also must have a certified expert perform an annual inspection that's much more comprehensive.
Commercial Fire Extinguisher Service
Many people forget about fire extinguishers until they need them. Make sure yours are ready to use with regular maintenance and service from BGS technicians. We'll regularly check the charge level and make sure your extinguishers are in good working condition. If they aren't, we'll recommend a solution to maintain coverage.
Commercial Fire Extinguisher Inspections
BGS is licensed by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal to perform fire extinguisher inspections. Our technicians follow NFPA guidelines and are all NICET or NFPA CFPS licensed, or both. They check placement, inspect the mount, look for damage, check tank pressure, make sure the instructions are visible and ensure the tag is properly filled out.
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