You always want to be prepared in the event of the fire. If a fire were to break out, you need to know how to properly respond and handle the situation. One of the keys to being fire-ready is by having fire extinguishers at the ready to try to help handle and remedy the fire before it spreads too much. However, if you grab one of your fire extinguishers and quickly find yourself with all your fire extinguishers malfunctioning, you will be in trouble. This is why maintenance is essential for fire extinguishers, and this is what you need to know to take care of your fire extinguishers.
You will need to keep in mind that upon delivery of fire extinguishers, they need to be commissioned first. This commission needs to take place because fire extinguishers need to be examined after delivery to make sure that they were not damaged during transportation. If damage took place during transportation than that means the fire extinguishers may not work when needed.
One of the most important parts in regards to maintenance for fire extinguishers is making sure they are being regularly inspected. About once a month, a designated individual should be inspecting your fire extinguishers and conduct whatever maintenance they may require. They should have a checklist in mind of what they are looking for to make sure all fire extinguishers are in working condition. This includes the pressure gauge being in the green zone, seals are in place and intact, and that the pin is in place. This does not need to be done by a professional, but it is recommended that a professional comes in for an inspection of all fire extinguishers at least once a year.
If your fire extinguishers are not constantly holding a good charge, then you will most likely find them failing you when you need them most. If fire extinguishers are not properly charged, then they will be unable to discharge and combat the fire. Fire extinguishers are in need of a recharging any time they are discharged. However, other times a leak or another issue may occur causing the charge to drop. This is why regular maintenance is so important for fire extinguishers, because otherwise, you may find yourself using a malfunctioning one.
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