DO FIRE EXTINGUISHERS EVER EXPIRE?
Yes, Fire extinguishers expire. Over time, the seal on the neck will weaken and allow compressed gas to escape. Extinguishers that have lost much of their pressure will not operate.
Summer is Right Around The Corner bE pREPARED
HOORAY! Soon we will be enjoying the warm weather again in Illinois. Seriously, no one gets excited about checking their fire extinguishers. In all reality we are more excited about firing up the grill, getting our summer cottages open, airing out the RV, launching the boat, tuning up the lawn mower, lighting up the bonfires or finally getting out our favorite outdoor gear.
Fire safety may not be the first thing on our minds, but I hope this blog post helps you remember to include it in your plans of summer fun preparation. If checking your fire extinguishers and smoke alarms is not something you regularly do and you own a Kidde fire extinguisher, the first thing you need to do is check this RECALL LIST and be sure to get a new unit. More than 4.6 Million Kidde fire extinguishers were recalled in 2015. You may have one and didn't even know about it. These Fire Extinguishers fail to discharge and that is dangerous. If you would like an industrial grade fire extinguisher that is capable of covering a larger fire, more likely to put out the fire endangering your family and any valuable property the Industrial Grade Fire Extinguishers we carry are ideal. The Kidde home extinguishers are not refillable, but ours are made to be recharged rather than disposed of after one use, contact EFR Fire & Safety and we can help you determine which extinguisher will fit your needs. The following is a basic inspection that you can do yourself, but if you feel more confident with a licensed fire extinguisher technician inspecting your fire extinguishers, we welcome you to bring it into our shop once a year and we can do a full inspection for you. Simply call or fill out a request for service form.
Be Prepared by taking the time to learn how to use your fire extinguisher and also teach your family.
Checklist for Home Fire Extinguisher Monthly
1. Ensure accessibility. Make sure the extinguisher is in its proper spot, visible and easy to access.
2. Inspect the seals. Look over the tamper and safety seals to make sure they are intact.
3. Check the pressure. If your fire extinguisher has a pressure gauge, be sure that the gauge’s needle indicates proper pressure. If the fire extinguisher has a test indicator, press it to make sure the pressure reading is within the correct range.
4. Look for damage. Visible signs of damage, such as corrosion, leakage or a clogged nozzle, may mean it’s time to replace the extinguisher.
7/9/2019 09:58:17 am
I appreciate your tips on fire extinguisher inspection. Knowing where it is and how to use it is very important. I will have to talk with my husband about doing some training with the kids sometime soon.
7/30/2019 07:50:29 pm
Great information about fire extinguisher inspection and placement.
12/9/2020 11:13:09 am
Thanks for explaining that fire extinguishers need to be replaced if any visible damage occurs to the nozzle. My brother is looking for a fire protection service to work with so he can safely open his new takeout restaurant downtown. I'll share this info so he can prepare to inspect the extinguishers and have them replaced when necessary.
2/3/2022 09:30:47 pm
It's awesome that this article talked about the Industrial Grade Fire Extinguishers we sell are great for covering a larger fire and are more likely to put out the fire endangering your family and any precious property. I'm glad that you explain it thoroughly and now it makes more sense. You did a great job of explaining fire equipment.
4/21/2022 01:15:41 am
It's interesting when you said that it is necessary to ensure that your extinguisher is easy to access and in its proper spot. My cousin told me that he hopes to have their fire extinguishers inspected for safety and preventative purposes, and he asked if I had any suggestions on what would be the best option. You did an excellent job of explaining, and I'll be sure to inform them that they may contact a well-known fire extinguisher service that can provide preventative measures.
5/4/2023 08:41:02 pm
I appreciate that you explained that providing the appropriate fire extinguisher for a property could help provide protection and safety during warm weather. My cousin told me the other day that he hopes to have the most suitable fire extinguishers for their clothing store to ensure safety and prevention. He asked if I had any suggestions on the best safety approach. You did an excellent job explaining the importance of ensuring a functional fire extinguisher. I'll inform them that they may contact a well-known fire extinguisher unit service that can provide preventative measures.
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