Every user starting from homeowners to business owners, all need to understand the importance of fire extinguisher refilling, which is an important aspect of a regular fire extinguisher maintenance procedure, and that cannot be ignored. Fire extinguishers need to be refilled every year, and also recharged after they get used, even if the remaining extinguishing agent is in them.
Refilling any fire extinguisher is a tedious task if you do not get it done from the right service provider. Though refilling of fire extinguishers is an integral part of your safety, hence you should choose VariEx as your service provider. We, at VariEx (variexonline.com), are a one-stop-shop for all your fire extinguishing needs, such as fire extinguishers refilling, maintenance, and inspection services at affordable prices. Our team comprises experienced professionals who are knowledgeable about fire extinguishers and well versed with their types, which help us to meet the clients’ requirements in terms of extinguisher refilling or recharging.
Some of the important factors one should know when it comes to availing fire extinguisher refilling service from the brand VariEx:
- For refilling the extinguishers, we charge from Rs. 250 to Rs. 25,000 depending on their sizes and types.
- Our company needs 3 to 7 working days to refill the extinguisher.
- We take the entire responsibility as our professionals pick up the extinguisher from the client's place to our Refilling Station then give it back the filled extinguisher to the client. Also, the client has to bring his cylinder to us and refill it and then take it back on his own.
- For refilling a cylinder, a customer needs 2 to 3 working days prior to book with us.
Fire Extinguisher Recharging Process
- The fire extinguisher is firstly de-pressurized completely, and the agent is removed from the cylinder, then the discharge valve is removed from the cylinder.
- After that, the siphon tube is detached from the valve, and then the valve stem and spring are removed.
- The technician cleans the valve, replaces the valve neck O-ring, and visually inspects the unit internally as well as externally for checking any sign of damage.
- Once cleaned the valve is reassembled with a new valve stem and installed to protect proper seating and avoid future pressure loss.
- The extinguishing agents such as water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, etc. are refilled by weight to the appropriate amount for the size of the unit and as specified in the recharging instructions for that unit.
- The unit is re-pressurized with the appropriate pressurizing gas as noted on the recharging instructions and to the required pressure for that unit.
- The technician completes a Leak Test to check for signs of leakage and reinstalls the discharge nozzle or hose.
- The extinguisher is weighed again to confirm that the total weight is within allowable tolerances indicated by the manufacturer.
- A new tamper seal is installed on the safety pin and a new recharge tag is attached to the unit with each tag indicating the unit total weight and the identity of the technician completing the work.