Fire extinguishers must be maintained if you want them to provide optimal protection during an emergency situation. Make sure that the powder is not compacted and that the pressure is not low. You can inspect the pressure and powder yourself, and you should do so monthly, but the law requires that you have the extinguishers professionally maintained at least once a year.
This obligation should not be a hassle: Guard-X helps you with the maintenance of all your fire extinguisher types.
The pressure and powder in your devices should be checked monthly. The manufacturer of your fire extinguisher should have put the instructions on the packaging or label. If you do not find the instructions, simply inspect the cylindrical pressure gauge on the fire extinguisher head to check if it is at the correct operating pressure. You should also shake the portable extinguisher lightly to prevent the powder from hardening and settling.
If you have a disposable fire extinguisher, it should be disposed of promptly after use. It will not protect you effectively if you use it again.
Annual maintenance must be done by a professional. At Guard-X Inc. our technicians will perform the following steps during an inspection:
Once our technician has completed the maintenance, he will provide you with a label indicating that the inspection of your unit has been completed.
Guard-X will refill your devices after each use. We will replace the powder as soon as it expires. The service life of each type of powder may vary, check the list below to see if any of your extinguishers require filling.
Refill the materials in powder models every 6 years.
Refill the materials in water models, Type K or Co2, every 5 years.
Other models have different filling specifications. If your fire extinguishers have not been refilled for a few years, do not hesitate to contact us for an inspection. We will do what is necessary to ensure that your devices are in good condition.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any maintenance on your devices. Our qualified technicians can help you with all your fire extinguisher models, portable or otherwise. Call us at 1-877-777-2127 to schedule an inspection date today!