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4 Maintenance Tips for Fire Extinguishers January 2, 2018

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4 Maintenance Tips for Fire Extinguishers, Anchorage, Alaska

To properly protect your home or business in the event of a fire, it’s important to have functioning fire extinguishers in easy-to-reach places. Winter is the perfect time of year to perform a routine examination of your extinguishers and fire alarms so you know you’re safe and ready in the event of an emergency. Here are a few maintenance tips to embrace from GMW Fire Protection, Anchorage, AK’s leading commercial fire protection team. 

Top 4 Tips to Maintain Fire Extinguishers

1. Check Storage Area

Fire ExtinguishersWhen a fire breaks out, you’ll need quick access to a fire extinguisher. Check the storage areas where you keep this essential piece of equipment and make sure it isn’t hindered by other items. If there’s an issue, create a clear path so you can retrieve this device immediately. 

2. Examine Tamper Seal

Every few months, take a moment to examine the fire extinguisher’s pin and tamper seal. If you notice the pin is missing or the tamper seal has been affected in any way, you’ll need to have your gear replaced. 

3. Wipe Down

After you’ve reviewed the pin and tamper seal, wipe down the extinguisher with a soft cloth. If you notice any dents or signs of rust and leakage, call your commercial fire protection company to determine whether you need to get new ones. 

4. Annual Inspection

In addition to routine inspections on your own, every fire extinguisher should be inspected by a trained professional once a year. Contact a company like GMW Fire Protection who can perform a full evaluation and provide new materials as needed. 

If your fire extinguishers in the greater Anchorage, AK, area need a proper inspection, call the experts at GMW Fire Protection at (907) 336-5000 to schedule an appointment. For more information on their services, from installing fire alarms and extinguishers to sprinkler systems, visit their website

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