To recharge a fire extinguisher, you need to remove the head and remaining wetting agent, mix new wetting agent with water, pour the mixture into the extinguisher base, replace the extinguisher head, and charge the extin... More » Government & Politics

Disposable and rechargeable fire extinguishers of Type A, Type B, Type C or a combination type are available for home use. Home fire extinguisher sizes typically range from 2 pounds to 10 pounds. Homeowners should choose... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

A fire extinguisher should last for between 5 and 15 years. Regular monthly checks of the pressure gauge are recommended, according to Real Simple, to ensure that the fire extinguisher is still operational. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To visually inspect a CO2 fire extinguisher, check its location, mounting, tamper seal and weight. Ensure the pull pin is not missing, and check the unit for physical damage. This inspection should be conducted monthly, ... More »

A fire extinguisher should be inspected monthly. The person inspecting the fire extinguisher should ensure that the operating instructions, the hose and the safety seal are intact. Additionally, the pressure gauge should... More »

The majority of fire extinguisher signs are red and white, have text that says "fire extinguisher," and have an arrow pointing towards the extinguisher. The only Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirement ... More » Government & Politics

Tips for fire prevention include keeping flammable items away from heat sources, teaching fire safety to children and keeping watch of foods cooking on the stove, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Pr... More » Government & Politics