Exit and Emergency Lighting Repair

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Exit and Emergency Lighting Repair

Exit and Emergency Lighting Repair

Exit and Emergency Lighting Repair Emergency lights and emergency exit lighting are essential for maintaining a safe workplace. They help maintain order, prevent panic, enable safe movement, and contribute to timely evacuation.  At ABCO Fire & Safety Inc, we service, install, and repair emergency exit signs and lighting throughout Tampa, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Sarasota Counties. Be sure to call us here at ABCO Fire & Safety Inc, for all your exit and emergency lighting repair needs. The NFPA, OSHA, AHJ and your local fire marshal have established standards in regards to exit and emergency lighting repair & upkeep, and expect you to keep your equipment in an operating state. We can provide testing and troubleshooting as needed for your units, replacement batteries, chargers, and bulbs, to keep your emergency lighting units working properly. Monthly and Annual inspection options are available to fit your precise needs. If or when the power ever goes out, you will be thankful that you had ABCO Fire & Safety, Inc. service your lighting needs. Monthly Inspection Testing integrity of lights and batteries through test button for 30 seconds Check for physical damage Align the beam and tighten if necessary Check AC and charge lamps as applicable Annual Test Full Simulation 90 minute test includes: Disconnect AC power supply to each unit Check battery and lens for corrosion or damage Clean unit and lens as required Adjust beam for proper placement Troubleshoot/Repair: Check charging system voltage, check battery output voltage, check line voltage. After unit passes inspection, a sticker is placed on the unit to satisfy record keeping requirements. Your emergency lights and exit signs are one of the most important links to a safe escape for building occupants, so it just makes good sense to have a regular, systematic inspection performed by a trained service professional. We have the expertise and training to assure that your emergency lighting units will work when you need them the most, when the lights go out. We also provide the following exit and emergency lighting repair services: Bulb replacement Battery replacement Installation of all signs and lighting Determination of strategic placement of signs and lighting Determination of number of signs and lights needed Bulb replacement Emergency lights are crucial if you want to keep your building safe during fires and other emergencies. Call us at ABCO Fire & Safety and schedule your emergency lighting repair...

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Proper Fire Extinguisher Use

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Proper Fire Extinguisher Use

Proper Fire Extinguisher Use

Before buying or using a fire extinguisher in the Tampa Bay area, here are some important things to consider. 1. What type of fire extinguisher should I use? Different types of fires require different types of extinguishers. Basically, there are five different types of extinguishing agents. Most fire extinguishers have symbols to show the kind of fire on which they should be used. Types of Fire Extinguishers A Class A extinguishers are for ordinary combustible materials such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and many plastics. B Class B extinguishers are for flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline, oil, and oil-based paints. C Class C extinguishers are for fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment that is electrical or plugged in. D Class D extinguishers are for flammable metals and are often specific for the type of metal in question. These are typically found only in factories working with these metals. K Class K fire extinguishers are for fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances. These extinguishers are generally found in commercial kitchens, such as restaurants, cafeterias, and caterers. Class K extinguishers are now finding their way into the residential market for use in kitchens. There are also multi-purpose fire extinguishers – such as those labeled “B-C” or “A-B-C” – that can be used on two or more of the above type fires. 2. Is the fire small enough to be controlled by a fire extinguisher? Portable fire extinguishers are valuable only on small fires. They contain a limited amount of extinguishing material and need to be properly used so that this material is not wasted. For example, when a pan initially catches fire, it may be safe to turn off the burner, place a lid on the pan, and use an extinguisher. By the time the fire has spread, however, these actions will not be adequate. Only trained firefighters can safely extinguish such fires. Use a fire extinguisher only if: You have alerted other occupants and someone has called the fire department; The fire is small and contained to a single object, such as a wastebasket; You are safe from the toxic smoke produced by the fire; You have a means of escape identified and the fire is not between you and the escape route; and Your instincts tell you that it is safe to use an extinguisher. If all of these conditions are not present, you should NOT try to use a fire extinguisher. Alert other occupants, leave the building following your home escape plan, go to the agreed upon meeting place, and call the fire department from a cell phone or a neighbor’s home. 3. Are you physically capable of using an extinguisher? Some people have physical limitations that might diminish or eliminate their ability to properly use a fire extinguisher. People with disabilities, older adults, or children may find that an extinguisher is too heavy to handle or it may be too difficult for them to exert the necessary pressure to operate the extinguisher. Maintenance Fire extinguishers need to be regularly checked to ensure that: The extinguisher is not blocked by furniture, doorways, or any thing that might limit access in an emergency. The pressure is at the recommended level. Some extinguishers have gauges that indicate when the pressure is too high or too low. All parts are operable and not damaged or restricted in any way. Make sure hoses and nozzles are free of insects or debris. There should not be any signs of damage or abuse, such as dents or rust, on the extinguisher. The outside of the extinguisher is clean. Remove...

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Resturant Fire Suppression System

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How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher

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Safety, Honesty, Service, Excellence & Integrity Why Wait? Call Now!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

Safety, Honesty, Service, Excellence & Integrity Why Wait? Call Now!

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Don’t risk your kitchen’s fire suppression system, call ABCO today.

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

Don’t risk your kitchen’s fire suppression system, call ABCO today.

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