Routine inspection and maintenance will ensure that your extinguisher is ready to use in case of an emergency.
How Often Do Fire Extinguishers Need to Be Inspected?
Residential fire extinguishers require inspections and/or maintenance to ensure proper operation. Check the extinguishers label or user manual to check how often an inspection or maintenance is recommended. Commercial fire extinguishers typically have monthly, annual, and 6-year inspection and maintenance intervals.
Fire extinguishers should be visually inspected once a month to ensure they are ready for use in the event of a fire. Look for leaks, dents, or corrosion, and check that the pressure gauge indicator is in the green zone.
Learn more about how to identify when to refill your fire extinguisher and contact a local fire department if you’re unsure of where to service or recharge fire extinguishers.