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Refilling the fire extinguisher – are the costs worth it?

When you buy a fire extinguisher you have made a good decision because you can quickly extinguish a fire that is starting and prevent worse things from happening. Unfortunately, many buyers forget that the fire extinguisher should also be subjected to regular maintenance, otherwise it can happen that the fire extinguisher does not function properly in an emergency. In the commercial sector, fire extinguisher refilling or maintenance is mandatory every 1 year. There are no legal regulations in the private sector, the purchase of a fire extinguisher is voluntary. Nevertheless, the device is recommended to be serviced every two years by a specialist.

Fire Extinguisher Refilling Prices

We can not give you exact prices for the maintenance of a fire extinguisher here, but only approximate indications, because each testing service has the possibility to freely design its prices. During a normal fire extinguisher test, it takes approximately 15-25 minutes to work. If additional spare parts or the extinguishing agent also need to be replaced, additional costs may apply here. You can contact us to get exact prices according to your fire extinguisher type.

Maintenance Differences by type of Extinguisher


Permanent Pressure Extinguisher:

The maintenance costs are higher than with a charged extinguisher because the entire container is under pressure. Higher costs also arise when replacing the extinguishing agent. The only advantage: If you, as a private individual, do not adhere to the recommended maintenance intervals, you have at least one manometer on which you can read the pressure of the fire extinguisher. However, this is no guarantee that the fire extinguisher will work 100%.

Charging extinguisher:

Charging extinguishers can be serviced much cheaper. The entire extinguishing agent container is not under pressure, so the device can be opened, emptied and checked without any problems. There is also a very decisive advantage when replacing the extinguishing agent. The foam compound is only mixed with water when it is released. The extinguishing agent for fire extinguishers usually has to be replaced after 5-10 years, with a charging extinguisher of this type you save a lot of costs since the foam cartridge is significantly cheaper than ready-made extinguishing agents.

Our Recommendation

啪啪影视A charging extinguisher is not much more expensive than a permanent pressure extinguisher but offers a significant cost advantage when maintenance is due and is also of higher quality. The one-time higher acquisition costs pay off. If you already have an old fire extinguisher, it is best to find out about the upcoming maintenance costs before commissioning a maintenance company. In some cases, it is definitely cheaper to have a new, maintenance-friendly fire extinguisher such as B. Instead of investing a lot of money in a fire extinguisher refilling of the old device.