When You Should Refill or Replace Your Fire Extinguisher
That colorful fire extinguisher just waiting in the corner is no good in an emergency if it isn’t in proper working order. How can you tell? When the question is, “Refill or replace,” the answer most often is, “Refill”. You see, these fire extinguishers in New York are sturdy and reliable and don’t require constant maintenance.
Advice for Maintenance & Replacement
After you make use of your fire extinguisher, always refill it. This ensures you have plenty of foam for the next fire. You’ll refill this device this many times over a dozen years or so, and it will be ready to go when you need it.
However, if the fire extinguisher has damage, it requires replacement. Choose this option when you notice:
A damaged or cracked shell
A missing inspection tag
An unstable handle
A broken or missing pin
A cracked or clogged hose or nozzle
The general rule of thumb is to schedule an inspection once a year to ensure everything is in good working order. Then, recharge it after every use. For more information about your fire extinguisher, give us a call. Master Fire Protection serves all of New York City’s boroughs, including Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn. In addition, we serve Westchester, Dutchess, and Putnam counties.