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All About Fire Extinguisher Refill Or Replacement

To Refill Or Replace: All About Fire Extinguishers

Here is what you need to think about when it comes to finally decide whether you should replace or refill your fire extinguisher.

If you have had to use a fire extinguisher in your home or business to put out a fire (however slight), you now have two choices to make — either replace or refill the equipment you used. Having expert guidance to help keep your home or office building safe and prepared becomes essential. Here is what you need to think about when it comes to finally decide whether you should replace or refill your fire extinguisher.

What Should You Do?

Whether you have a fire extinguisher that you’ve owned for a decade or just purchased one, it is important to know how to be safe after using an extinguisher. As long as a fire extinguisher that is in your home or office building has been properly inspected — regularly, then it should stay in good shape for up to 12 years or so. That being said, if the fire extinguisher has been dented or damaged in any way, then you’ll want to replace it as soon as possible. However, replacing an extinguisher isn’t always a bad idea. When a small fire happens, if you are stumped about whether to repair or replace a fire extinguisher, you can consider turning to a professional for some helpful guidance.

Professional Help Is Key

Having the help and assistance of professionals when it comes to fire safety and the fire extinguishers in your home and office building can be a real life-saver. Any time you use a fire extinguisher, reach out to the professionals to ultimately help you determine the best solution for you. Since releasing even a little bit of extinguishant from the extinguisher itself could end up resulting in the fire extinguisher itself from being unusable to protect your and your home or office building the next time you need to use it.

When You Should Replace Your Fire Extinguisher

All homeowners and business owners are looking to have the best fire safety precautions in place. You will always want to have your fire extinguisher replaced or recharged after every single use. However, that’s not always the only time that you should consider replacing or recharging the fire extinguisher. An extinguisher should also be replaced at any time that it has been potentially compromised. Whether it’s the hose or nozzle that is cracked, ripped or clogged or the pin on the handle being broken or missing — there are a variety of different ways your fire extinguisher can be damaged and ultimately in need of replacement.


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