Categories for Fire Extinguishers

How Often Should You Test Your Fire Extinguisher?

November 1, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

There are many things in life we never hope we have to count on, but when we do, we sure are glad they are there — and they work. From the brakes on our vehicles to battery radios and fire extinguishers, these are potentially life-saving everyday things we never think about, but we should. And the same reason we should get regular fire extinguisher inspection services is the same reason we should get our brakes checked and test our batteries.  The Importance of Fire Extinguisher Inspection Services The picture isn’t difficult to imagine. That small trash can fire, or smoking... View Article

Fire Extinguisher Recharging and Upkeep

March 3, 2022 10:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your home’s safety is of utmost importance, and one of the best ways to keep your home safe is to be prepared for any possible emergency. Fires are a sadly common event and can be caused by an assortment of accidents. Some of the most common causes of home fires include cooking-related accidents such as grease fires, electrical shorts, chemical fires, appliances, and space heaters during the colder parts of the year. Having fire extinguishers around your home can help you control small fires before they become larger and a far more dangerous issue. Fire extinguishers should be kept in... View Article

What To Do with Expired Extinguishers

February 28, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

You are probably well aware of the importance of fire extinguishers, and hopefully, you maintain them properly. However, at the end of an extinguisher’s lifespan, what do you do? Here is what you need to know about recharging fire extinguishers and handling expired fire extinguishers. How Long Do Portable Fire Extinguishers Last? As a general rule, and as long as the equipment is well taken care of, a portable fire extinguisher can last somewhere between 10 and 12 years. At this point, your fire extinguisher needs to undergo hydrostatic testing to determine the shell’s integrity. If it passes, your equipment... View Article

How Often Should Fire Extinguishers Be Inspected?

January 30, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Fire extinguishers are designed to help save lives. Unfortunately, like many things, they sit inside the house or office, and you forget about them. While you hope the need never arises to use your fire extinguishers, you want to be sufficiently prepared. This means having your fire extinguisher inspected on a regular basis—something many people don’t even realize needs to be done. Visual Fire Extinguisher Inspection Ideally, as a homeowner or business owner, you should perform a thorough visual inspection of all fire extinguishers on the property. In doing so, you will ensure the fire extinguisher is where you need... View Article

Five Ways You Should Not Use a Fire Extinguisher

September 1, 2021 2:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Do you know what to do in the event of a fire at your workplace? While escaping unharmed is the main priority, there are some situations that call for the use of fire extinguishers to allow all occupants to escape safely. Follow these fire extinguisher safety tips so you’ll know exactly what not to do should a fire break out at your workplace. Don’t use an extinguisher without consulting the manufacturer’s instructions One of the most important fire extinguisher safety tips is to follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions. All extinguishers have unique guidelines that detail proper use, and you... View Article