Fire Extinguisher Recharge in Central Pennsylvania
If your last fire extinguisher inspection showed low pressure or you’ve recently discharged your extinguisher—however briefly—it’s time to schedule recharge services. Ensuring your fire extinguisher is fully charged with the chemical suppressant it needs is the only way to fully protect against catastrophic damage following a fire event.
At Liberty Fire Solutions, our team provides Pennsylvania businesses with the fire extinguisher recharge services they need to survive the next fire event. Our team will ensure your unit is fully capable of mitigating flame damage by restoring its pressure and chemical components.
Contact our team today to get the fire extinguisher recharge services you need to stay safe in a fire event.
Caring for Your Fire Extinguisher
Performing routine inspections on your fire extinguisher is essential for ensuring the safety and integrity of your unit. Monthly visual inspections should be performed by your on-site team, checking its pressure and chemical suppressant levels. If you find that your fire extinguisher’s pressure or extinguishing chemical has depleted even slightly, it’s time to schedule recharging services with a trusted professional.
Contact Liberty Fire Solutions to get the fast, efficient fire extinguisher recharge services you need to stay protected in an emergency situation!
When Your Fire Extinguisher Requires Recharge Services
Your fire extinguisher should always be well prepared to contain a fire event, which is why monthly inspections are crucial. By visually inspecting your system, you’ll be able to easily identify when your extinguisher requires service to perform as it should during an emergency. Even if your unit was accidentally discharged for a few seconds, the difference in pressure and extinguishing chemical can mean the difference between life and death.
At Liberty Fire Solutions, our team of fire safety technicians has the skills and tools available to ensure your fire extinguisher is up to the task of keeping you safe. Our team will assess your fire extinguisher to ensure it is fully pressurized and filled with the appropriate suppressant. If your unit has expired or has been determined to be defective by our team, we’ll help you navigate the fire extinguisher sales process to outfit your building with an all new system.
Get the fire extinguisher recharge services you need to stay safe by calling (814) 239-3473 to speak with the trusted fire safety technicians at Liberty Fire Solutions today!
Call Us for Your Fire Extinguisher Recharge Needs
With fire safety professionals on hand and over 40 years of industry experience, Liberty Fire Solutions is uniquely capable of providing the fire extinguisher recharge services you need to keep your unit prepared for a fire event. Whether you recently discharged your unit or have noticed a sudden depletion in pressure or suppressant, recharging services from Liberty Fire Solutions will keep you from being ill-prepared during an emergency.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Extinguisher Recharging
How often should fire extinguishers be recharged?
You can recharge rechargeable fire extinguishers until it’s time to replace them as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The organization’s standard for fire extinguisher replacement is 12 years. Recharging is also called for in these circumstances:
- When the fire extinguisher has been discharged but is in otherwise good condition.
- When even a small amount of pressure has been released. Recharging in this scenario increases the extinguisher’s effectiveness during a fire and ensures it meets NFPA 10 and local fire codes.
- When the extinguisher hasn’t been recharged in the past 10 years as per NFPA requirements. Most experts suggest recharging at 6 years.
Should I recharge, repair, or replace a fire extinguisher?
First, there aren’t many fire extinguisher “repair” options. If a fire extinguisher canister, hose, pins, gauge, handle, or nozzle is broken or missing, it must be replaced as soon as possible. The same goes for a fire extinguisher that’s missing its inspection tag, as the history on the tag lets you know when it’s been inspected and recharged. We may be able to repair an extinguisher that has a broken tamper seal or other minor problem.
As long as an extinguisher is in good condition, it can last 12 years before needing to be replaced. If recharging before that doesn’t keep the pressure up or if there are other signs of damage, it should be replaced sooner. If you’re in doubt about whether to recharge or replace, have the fire extinguisher inspected by a professional.
How do you recharge a fire extinguisher?
The recharging process is an essential aspect of fire extinguisher service and maintenance. Once a month, a quick check of a fire extinguisher’s gauge should be made to see if the unit is under or overcharged or if it’s within the “operational zone.”
Fire extinguisher recharging should always be performed by a trained professional who has the tools, skills, and knowledge to ensure the equipment is in peak working condition. The process itself involves depressurizing the cylinder, removing the valve mechanisms, cleaning and inspecting the unit, reassembling the valve unit, refilling the extinguisher, testing for leaks, and putting a new tamper seal on the safety pin.
Have more questions about fire extinguisher recharging? Contact Liberty Fire Solutions online today or call us at (814) 239-3473!