Los Angeles Fire Extinguisher Service & Recharging - Sales & Fire Extinguisher Repair in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Fire Extinguishers Service

 
     
 
Save BIG on fire extinguisher service!

Tym’s Inc. is approved by the California State Fire Marshall to sell, service, and repair all types of portable fire extinguishers.

Unlike our competition, we offer huge discounts by offering only walk-in service. No service call fees or minimums! Without expensive vehicles and redundant equipment we can pass HUGE savings on to you!

 
 
  We stock the most popular types and sizes of extinguishers for:
  • Apartment buildings
  • Offices
  • Vehicles
  • Marine
  • Aircraft
  • Kitchens (portable only)
  • Sensitive equipment and machinery
 
 
 
  We service the following types of extinguishers:
 
     
 
Water Pressure fire extinguisher
 
Halon 1301 and 1211 fire extinguisher
 
K Class fire extinguisher
 
Dry chemical (BC and ABC) fire extinguisher
 
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) fire extinguisher
Water Pressure
 
Halon 1301 and 1211
 
K Class
 
Dry chemical (BC and ABC)
 
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
 
     
  We also stock extinguisher brackets, cabinets and accessories.  
     
 
Vehicle/Marine/Aircraft Brackets
 
Heavy Duty Rubber Strap Brackets
  Fire Extinguisher Cabinets

Vehicle/Marine/Aircraft Brackets

 

Heavy Duty Rubber Strap Brackets

 

Fire Extinguisher Cabinets

 
     
 

When choosing a Los Angeles fire extinguisher service facility make sure you can trust their work! For over 60 years Tym’s has been dedicated to providing you with safe, effective, and reliable fire extinguishers and extinguisher service. Still family owned and operated, we use the same skill and care in servicing your fire equipment that we provide for our aircraft customers all over the world.

  • Fire Extinguisher FAQ's
    For specific laws and regulations regarding fire extinguishers please refer to the California Health and Safety Code, Title 19, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), or your local fire department. Information contained here is for general information purposes only for residents of California. Laws vary from state-to-state. Tym’s Inc. is not responsible for decisions made based on the information presented here.

    How often do I need to have my fire extinguishers inspected?
    A range of services may be required depending on the age of the fire extinguisher and the date of the last service. If at any point the extinguisher is low on pressure or weight, shows damage, or has parts missing, a more substantive service may be required.

    For Most Dry Chemical (ABC) Extinguishers:
  • Year 1: New extinguishers should be inspected and tagged as “new.”
  • Years 1-5: An “inspection” is required. Annually, extinguishers are inspected for weight, pressure, and overall condition.

  • Year 6: A “recharge” is required, consisting of discharging, dissembling, cleaning, replacing worn parts, and recharging the fire extinguisher. The 6-year time starts anew, requiring annual inspections until year 12.

  • Year 12: A “hydro test” is required, consisting of a recharge, as in year 6, including a pressure test of the extinguisher container. Some fire extinguishers must be disposed of after 12 years.

    For Water-Pressure Extinguishers:
    An annual “recharge” is required, consisting of discharging, dissembling, cleaning, replacing worn parts, and recharging the extinguisher. At the 5th year, the unit must be hydro tested to ensure the integrity of the extinguisher container.

    For Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers:
    An annual “inspection” is required, including a conductivity test of the hose. At the 5th year, a recharge and hydro test is required.

    For Most Halon Extinguishers:
    Year 1: New extinguishers should be inspected and tagged as “new.”

    Years 1-5: An “inspection” is required. Annually, extinguishers are inspected for weight, pressure and overall condition.

    Year 6: A “recharge” is required, consisting of discharging, dissembling, cleaning, replacing worn parts, and recharging the fire extinguisher. The 6-year time starts anew, requiring annual inspections until year 12.

    Year 12: A “hydro test” is required, consisting of a recharge, as in year 6, including a pressure test of the fire extinguisher container. Some extinguishers must be disposed of after 12 years.

    I just spent tons of money to have my fire extinguishers recharged last year and now they need it again?
    Too often, we find customers who spent a lot of money on fire extinguisher service the year prior only to find the extinguishers were not serviced correctly. In this event we have no choice but to correct the issue in order to certify the extinguisher. Issues we find often are:

    - Inspection collar not signed or broken
    - Units low on agent weight or not pressurized correctly
    - No hydro test performed or hydro test label damaged
    - Improper parts used (ex: incorrect gauge installed)
    - Labels do not face outward (Due to mismatching valves and containers)

    How many, and what type of fire extinguisher do I need?
    Always consult your local fire authority for variations in local law and preference. The selection of fire extinguisher size and quantity is subjective in most circumstances. Tym’s can only offer suggestions pertaining to the type, size, and rating required for your specific application.

    A general guideline from the California Health and Safety Code is as follows:


    Rating for Class “A” fires
    Ordinary combustible materials such as wood, paper, cloth, rubber, and many plastics
 
     
 
 
 
 
Low Hazard Area
Moderate Hazard Area
High Hazard Area
Minimum rated single extinguisher
2-A
2-A
4-A
Maximum floor area per unit of "A"
3,000 sq. ft.
1,500 sq. ft.
1,000 sq. ft.
Maximum floor area for extinguisher
11,250 sq. ft.
11,250 sq. ft.
11, 250 sq. ft.
Maximum travel distance to extinguisher
75 ft.
75 ft.
75 ft.

 
 
 
     
  Rating for Class “B” fires
For ordinary flammable liquids
 
     
 
 
 
Type of Hazard
Minimum Rating
Maximum Travel Distance

Low

5B
30 ft.
 
10B
50 ft.
Moderate
10B
30 ft.
 
20B
50 ft.
High
40B
30 ft.
 
80B
50 ft.

 
 
 
     
  Note: Class C (Electrical), D (Combustible metals) or K (Kitchen) might also be required.  
     
 
 
  Standard "ABC" fire extinguishers in stock at Tym's Inc. have the following ratings
Size
A Rating
B Rating
C Rated
2.5 lb
1A
10B
Yes
5 lb.
3A
40B
Yes
10 lb.
4A
80B
Yes

 
 
 
     
  I was told my fire extinguisher is not any good. Why?
There are a variety of reasons your extinguisher may not be serviced:
- Laws require certain types of older extinguishers to be removed from service
- Some extinguishers are so inexpensive that after 12 years it becomes wise to purchase another extinguisher
- Manufacturers go out of business, placing a liability burden on the service facility
- Rust, corrosion, and other damage render an extinguisher unusable

What is special about Halon fire extinguishers?
Halon is a very effective extinguishing agent that leaves no residue or static shock, and that can penetrate hard to reach areas. It is used in sensitive areas on aircraft, in engine rooms, and other places with highly valued assets. You can have the same protection for your classic car, boat, or airplane!

Legislation has made the manufacture of halon illegal because of environmental concerns, but it can still be used for fire protection in some circumstances. It is superior to more environmentally friendly replacements such as “Halotron”. Upon servicing, Halon must be recycled through a special machine before reuse.

Because of its limited availability and expensive reclamation process, Halon costs substantially more than its dry chemical counterparts but provides the best fire protection without using powders and other agents that can do more damage than the fire itself!

 
     
     
     
 
   
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