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At Maverick Fire and Safety, we understand the importance of regular fire extinguisher maintenance. Our team of technicians can provide both in-shop and on-site inspections to ensure your extinguishers are in top condition and ready to perform when needed. We offer a range of maintenance services including refilling, recharging, and hydrostatic testing. Trust us to keep your fire extinguishers in compliance with safety regulations and ready to protect your property and people.

Extinguisher Servicing Requirements

As with most safety equipment, proper maintenance and servicing of your fire extinguishers are paramount, and following the guidelines set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 10 is essential. NFPA 10 provides comprehensive instructions for fire extinguisher servicing techniques, ensuring that these life-saving devices are always in optimal working condition. Routine inspections, conducted by qualified personnel, involve checking for visible signs of damage, ensuring the pressure gauges are within the recommended range, and verifying that the extinguisher is easily accessible and unobstructed. Additionally, NFPA 10 mandates annual maintenance by a certified technician, which includes thorough examinations, internal inspections, and refilling or recharging as needed. By adhering to NFPA 10 guidelines, you can guarantee the reliability of your fire extinguishers, enhancing fire safety within your premises and protecting lives and property.

When it comes to fire extinguisher servicing techniques as per NFPA 10, it's crucial to understand the various maintenance intervals mandated by the standard. 

1. **Annual Maintenance:** NFPA 10 requires an annual inspection conducted by a certified technician. During this inspection, the technician will:

   - Verify that the fire extinguisher is in its designated location and easily accessible.
   - Examine the extinguisher for any visible signs of damage or corrosion.
   - Ensure the pressure gauge readings are within the recommended range.
   - Check that the safety pin and tamper seal are intact.
   - Confirm that the operating instructions on the nameplate are legible.

2. **6-Year Maintenance:** Every six years, a more comprehensive maintenance procedure is mandated. This involves:

   - Discharging the extinguisher and examining its internal components for signs of wear, corrosion, or damage.
   - Replacing the O-rings, gaskets, and seals.

   - Recharging the extinguisher with the appropriate extinguishing agent.

3. **12-Year Maintenance:** After 12 years of service, the fire extinguisher must undergo an even more thorough inspection and maintenance process, including:

   - A repeat of the 6-year maintenance steps.
   - A thorough examination of the cylinder and internal components for any signs of wear or damage.

   - Hydrostatic testing to verify the integrity of the extinguisher shell, which is crucial for pressure containment.
   - Recharging the extinguisher with the appropriate extinguishing agent.

Adhering to these mandatory maintenance intervals as outlined in NFPA 10 ensures that your fire extinguishers remain reliable and effective in the event of a fire emergency, providing the highest level of safety within your premises. Regular maintenance helps to extend the lifespan of the extinguisher and guarantees its readiness when needed most.

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