Once a fire extinguisher has been used, it must be recharged. Whether the extinguisher was bumped into, put out an entire fire, or used for a few seconds; fire extinguishers must be recharged no matter how they were discharged. Having an extinguisher immediately recharged after use will keep it operational at all times and avoid potential tragedy.
Each recharge includes:
• Cleaning the extinguisher completely; including the:
nozzle/horn, extinguisher head, valve, spring, o-ring and threads
• Refilling the recharge agent as specified on the nameplate
• Verifying the weight of recharge agent
• Pressurizing the extinguisher container and making sure the pressure gauge reads properly
• Placing a verification of service collar located around the neck of the container
• Making sure the recharged gross weight is equal to the weight marked on the nameplate
• Performing a leak test
• Attaching a tag that indicates when the recharge was performed, the company that performed the work and who performed the service.
At Fire Shield Fire Protection, Inc. we offer professional, 24 hour mobile service to get your fire extinguishers recharged and back in place promptly and efficiently.