Fire Extinguisher Recharging NYC
Why Refill and Recharge a Fire Extinguisher? There are several reasons. Perhaps the fire extinguisher was recently discharged. Another reason is that the fire extinguisher has been damaged, is faulty or is missing parts. Over time a fire extinguisher cylinder can lose pressure or weight.
What many people do not know is that fire extinguishers need to be recharged periodically throughout their life, even if they haven’t been discharged. In the event that they have seen use, even if just a little, they need to be fully reserviced so as to maintain full pressure. Regardless, fire extinguishers need to be immediately recharged after each use.
Generally, and under normal conditions, recharging is required at six and twelve years from the date of manufacture noted on the extinguisher. Also environmental factors may result in the fire extinguisher becoming depressurized, and thereby requiring to be serviced and recharged. Check the pressure gauge. The gauge will tell you whether the unit is undercharged, overcharged, or within the operational parameters. The main thing is that the needle on the gauge needs to point within the green area for optimal use.
Regardless do not attempt to recharge a fire extinguisher yourself. Here’s a great video on how Master Fire Systems recharges fire extinguishers:
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