Among the various fire protection systems, portable fire extinguishers are particularly practical because they can be used quickly. It is therefore essential to have one that is always functional at hand. Looking for a portable fire extinguisher for your home, apartment block, restaurant, repair shop or office building? Guard-X Inc. is your supplier of choice to help you find the type of extinguisher you need.
The inspection and installation of extinguishers are managed by standards governed by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association). All our work complies with the requirements of NFPA Standard 10, which governs the location and maintenance of fire extinguishers.
Guard-X technicians are experts in the use, installation and proper maintenance of all portable fire extinguishers in Montreal. We are confident that you will find a fire extinguisher that meets and best suits your needs. We prefer chemicals SENTRY because we recognize that high quality products are essential in an emergency.
As a trusted fire protection company, Guard-X Inc. offers a range of portable fire extinguishers in Montréal. The extinguishers are classified according to the class of fire to be extinguished (A, B, C, D and K). Each extinguisher has a numerical rating. For a bigger fire, higher ratings are ideal. Here’s a classification of our portable fire extinguishers:
Water Extinguisher: Class A
Recommended for: Fires with wood, paper, textiles, and certain types of plastics.
Universal Powder Extinguisher ABC or BC: Class B
Recommended for: Fires from flammable liquid and combustible liquid, gas.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Extinguisher: Class C
Recommended for: Fires of electrical origin and equipment under voltage.
Dry Chemical Extinguisher: Class D
Recommended for: Fires from molten metals and special metals (titanium, sodium, etc.).
Liquid Extinguisher: Class K
Recommended for: Fires from combustible cooking agents (vegetable or animal oils, fats or oils).
Fire extinguishers should be installed:
In accordance with the requirements of NFPA 10 standard
Prominently - never suspend anything on the extinguisher
Far from the reach of small children
Near an exit door
Away from stoves and heaters
With the instructions label clearly visible (never paint a fire extinguisher)
* Do not forget to read the instructions and familiarize yourself with the fire extinguisher. If a fire occurs, it is not the time to learn.
Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for the size and type of fire extinguisher you are using. Extinguishers do not all work the same way. The general instructions are:
Position yourself about 10 feet away from the source of the fire, with an emergency door behind you.
Pull the pin - For some models, remove the safety pin
Aim low - Aim the nozzle or cone at the base of the fire
Press the handle - To release the contents of the fire extinguisher
Sweep from one side to the other - While advancing with the fire extinguisher
* Do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.
Guard-X is the most recommended company for the annual maintenance and refilling of portable fire extinguishers in Montréal. Our technicians can perform expert maintenance jobs on-site. You can also count on us for extinguisher refilling services that are consistent with standards and instructions indicated by manufacturers.
To make sure your fire extinguishers are in proper working order, you should:
Your portable fire extinguisher needs to be in the best of conditions to help you effectively fight a fire emergency. That is why you should always know when you should replace your existing extinguisher with a new one. If you notice the signs listed below, know that it is time for a replacement: