As a studying potential inspector I read the following section and wondered if it applied to all inspection or just commercial? Is struck me as a commercial inspection guideline. Is that correct? It could be difficult/invasive to locate extinguishers in a private residence, no?
Thank you for any guidance.
Inspection of Extinguishers
InterNACHI inspectors should:
- check that a portable fire extinguisher exists within a 30-foot travel distance of commercial-type cooking equipment that uses cooking oil or animal fat;
- check that a portable fire extinguisher is within 75 feet of travel on every floor;
- check for the presence of portable extinguishers, and determine that they are located in conspicuous and readily available locations immediately available for use, and not obscured from view;
- confirm that access to extinguishers is not obstructed;
- make sure that the hose (if so equipped) is intact and not obstructed;
- make sure the pressure dial reads in the green or “charged” area. It should also be clear and readable;
- check that the pull pin is securely fastened within the handle and held in place by the anti-tamper seal;
- check for visible dents or cracks in the extinguisher’s canister;
- check that the extinguisher is in its proper location and mounted correctly;
- check for modifications that might reduce the extinguisher’s functionality; and
- make sure that the fire extinguisher has a label and that it is legible.