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Fire Extinguisher Maintenance: How Often, What to Check and How to Identify Just mounting fire extinguisher on the wall or board is not enough as a precautionary step. It is also necessary that it works right away when needed and thus, regular fire extinguisher maintenance is vital. Annual Service (by professional): A fire extinguisher must be thoroughly inspected and serviced by a professional on an annual basis. It is the most detailed and comprehensive examination of the fire extinguisher. What to check during monthly fire extinguisher maintenance inspection? 

Signs of damage, tear and wear

Correct installation at the intended place where it is easily visible - for this, it would be best to have extinguisher boards with the ‘Missing’ feature.

The needle of extinguisher pressure gauge - it must be in the green zone which indicates that the equipment is working fine.

If anything is noticed unusual or needle is not in green zone or seals are broken, a professional must be quickly called for maintenance or replacement, as required. How to identify when a fire extinguisher needs servicing or replacing? When you notice any of the following during monthly inspection, you must consult a professional: 

Damage signs such as nozzle or hose is cracked, ripped or blocked

Unstable, shaky or broken handle

Needle of the pressure gauge is not in the green zone. (indicates the equipment requires immediate servicing)

Broken anti-tamper seal or missing locking pin

No appropriate labeling and operating instructions

In nutshell, fire extinguisher maintenance is essential and mandatory by law to ensure that they work fine in the event of fire. So, keep an eye on your fire extinguisher and if anything unusual is noticed, call for the professional help. Continue Reading… Extinguisher Boards- https://www.extinguisherboards.com

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Fire Extinguisher Maintenance: How Often, What to Check and How to Identify  

It is mandatory to carry out the annual maintenance of fire protection equipment by a competent person who carries the relevant BAFE certifi...

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance: How Often, What to Check and How to Identify  

It is mandatory to carry out the annual maintenance of fire protection equipment by a competent person who carries the relevant BAFE certifi...

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