How Long Does a Fire Extinguisher Last?
Every six years you require a 6-year maintenance/recharge for ABC-type fire extinguishers. And hydrostatic test every 12 years (ABC), 5 years (CO2/Pressure water).
Why is the Tamper Safety Seal (What Holds the Pull Pin in Place) Broken on My Fire Extinguisher?
The fire extinguisher has been tampered with and requires recharging.
My Fire Extinguisher Looks Really Old/Dated…. Can You Still Recharge It?
Yes, a recharge and hydrostatic test can be done, however (NFPA10(2007) 4.4.1) any dry chemical stored pressure extinguisher manufactured prior to 1984 when due for recharge or hydrostatic test (whichever comes first).