SDVOSB Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business,

OMWBE certified MBE, DBE, SBE, King County SCS

Mobile Industrial - Commercial Service only for Washington State

King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Thurston counties

The First Line of Defense

Fire Extinguishers are an essential part of any fire emergency preparation.  According to Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, 94 percent of the time a portable fire extinguisher is used, it puts the fire out – typically within the first two minutes.  They are also required by OSHA, and in most jurisdictions, the workplace.

Maintenance Schedule

Every Month

  • Complete a visual inspection of each extinguisher

Every Year

  • External Maintenance is required for portable fire extinguishers by a certified technician

Every 5 Years

  • Run a hydrostatic test on both carbon dioxide and water-based extinguishers

Every 6 Years

  • Maintenance, internal and external, is required on your buildings’ stored-pressure (ABC and BC) extinguishers

Every 12 Years

  • Hydrostatic testing is required on both stored pressure and cartridge operated extinguishers

The Extinguisher Inspection Process

  • Inspect: Visual inspection, pressure gauge inspection, cylinder, valve, and discharge hose inspection, carry handle and push-lever inspection.
  • Verify: Verifying current hydrostatic and 6-year maintenance dates.
  • Install: Installing new tamper seal, installing certification tag.
  • Clean: Cleaning cylinder


Access Fire Protection Services, Inc

PO box 443, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Office North: (425) 413-2648

Office South: (253) 872-7727



6-Year Tear-Downs and Certifications:  The removal of the extinguishing agent, replacement of worn parts, refill and repressurize, certification tagging, and re-hanging.  Must be performed by a certified technician.

12-Year Hydrostatic Test and Certification: Pressure testing of an extinguishers’ critical components (eg. cylinder, shell, hose assembly, ect) for leaks and structual flaws by pressurizing them with a liquid.  Certification taggin and re-hanging.  Must be performed by a certified technician.