Fire Extinguishers: Refill or Replace?

 Refill or Replace?

For Fire Extinguisher Services, Call CertiPro Fire and Life Safety at (480)-829-7600.

If you’ve recently used your fire extinguisher to put out a fire, you have two choices: to refill (recharge) or replace your equipment. So which option is the right one?
At CertiPro Fire and Life Safety, we can provide expert guidance to help keep your building safe and prepared for any circumstances in Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale, and the entire metro area.
Schedule a fire extinguisher consultation today when you call CertiPro Fire and Life Safety at (480) 829-7600 or contact us online.

Should You Refill or Replace Your Fire Extinguisher?

The fire extinguisher you get from CertiPro Fire and Life Safety, Inc. are designed to last up to 12 years or more—especially when inspected and certified by us Annually. What this means is that as long as the fire extinguisher shell stays in good shape (i.e. not cracked or dented), you will be able to recharge your commercial grade fire extinguisher as many times as you need to until the expiration date.  That said, fire extinguisher replacement isn’t a bad idea either—especially for smaller fire extinguishers. If you’re not sure whether you should have fire extinguisher repair or fire extinguisher replacement, just call CertiPro Fire! We will inspect the used fire extinguishers and recommend fire extinguisher repair or fire extinguisher replacement.
Remember that you should call us any time you use any amount of extinguishant—even just a tiny bit. Releasing just a little bit of extinguishant could result in your fire extinguisher being unable to protect you the next time around.
Note: the above only applies to fire extinguishers that have been used. If you haven’t touched your fire extinguisher in a while and it’s slowly losing its charge, call CertiPro Fire to inspect it— you may have a leak or a small crack in the shell which would automatically require a fire extinguisher replacement.

When Does an Extinguisher Need to Be Replaced?

Obviously, you want to have your fire extinguisher recharged or replaced every time you use it. But when else should you replace your fire extinguishers?
A fire extinguisher should be replaced any time its charge has been compromised. This means fire extinguisher replacement if:
• The hose or nozzle is cracked, ripped or clogged
• The pin on the handle is broken or missing
• The handle is wobbly
• The inspection tag is missing
• The shell is cracked or damaged

If you have fire extinguishers in your building that have been used recently and have lost some of their charge, call CertiPro Fire and Life Safety. We will come take a look at your fire extinguisher and help you decide whether you need fire extinguisher recharge or fire extinguisher replacement. And if your fire extinguisher is damaged or malfunctioning in any way, we can replace it immediately.

If you need expert professional fire extinguisher services in Arizona, connect with CertiPro Fire & Life Safety. Our technicians have extensive experience in performing complete assessments on-site, and we have the expertise needed to recommend the ideal system that suits your property’s needs as well as your budget. We also provide installation, inspection, maintenance and repair services whenever needed.
Contact us to find out how we can help protect your commercial or residential property today.

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