AFAS Fire Extinguisher Recharge Service
Proper inspection and maintenance ensure your fire extinguishers are ready for use in an emergency. Fire extinguishers are the first line of defense against small fires, and they must remain fully charged or pressurized to be effective in an emergency. If you are looking to buy fire extinguishers, feel free to check out our online selection.
Why do fire extinguishers need to be recharged? You wouldn’t let your car go its entire lifetime without routine maintenance and expect it to always work correctly. The same principle applies to fire extinguishers. Just as your car needs routine maintenance, your fire extinguishers need upkeep to work as intended in an emergency. A fire extinguisher must be regularly checked to ensure there is always enough extinguishing agent to control a fire in an emergency.
Below is a list of specific events that indicate that it’s time to recharge a fire extinguisher:
- The fire extinguisher has reached its internal examination or hydrostatic test interval.
- The fire extinguisher has been used/discharged.
- An inspection shows that a fire extinguisher is damaged or depleted.