Does a Maintenance Free Fire Extinguisher Sound Good to You?

What is Maintenance Free Fire Extinguisher?

Almost all fire extinguishers contain a mixture of aggressive substances that have the ability to corrode metals fast. The easiest way of avoiding this corrosion from damaging an extinguisher is to line extinguishers with molten plastic. Still, this process had its limitations since the lining can easily become separated from the wall and can become porous, so it can be inadequate in the first place. That’s why regular yearly inspections are very important.

However, P50 Maintenance-free extinguishers, contain the substances inside a three-layered extruded composite plastic container. These types of extinguishers, are installed by our certified engineers, and they will only be visually checked by our clients, so the P50 extinguishers must have extra safety features to guarantee that, for instance, the pressure indicator shows the status of the extinguisher properly. This can only be achieved with duplicate pressure indicators. Moreover, one of these pressure indicators is magnetic to prevent the free movement of the needle and if there are any doubts, it can be checked with a magnet.

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance is an important part of keeping your premises safe, as well as legally compliant. The standard fire extinguisher requires maintenance by a qualified Fire Care engineer. However, there is a new breed of fire extinguishers on the market. One that has the capability of being maintained in-house!

Introducing the Corrosion Free / Maintenance Free Fire Extinguisher

P50 Fire Extinguisher

P50 Fire Extinguisher

Once it’s been installed by the FireCare and Security team, you are then able to maintain it yourself in-house, carrying out an annual compliance inspection. You could save up to £300 per fire extinguisher. To top it all off, it’s also 100% recyclable.

These fire extinguishers offer great benefits:

  • Huge savings over traditional fire extinguishers and maintenance programs
  • Up to 50% reduction in the volume of extinguishers
  • 10-year guarantee
  • Reduction in training time and confusion for staff
  • Lightweight composite material
  • 100% recyclable
  • 100% UV tested

The maintenance-free fire extinguisher is approved by the County of Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue, Nottingham Fire & Rescue Service as well as the University of Brighton. Savings made are over £210,000 over 10 years!

For more information on the installation of these fire extinguishers and the fire extinguisher servicing, please get in contact with the FireCare and Security team. We cover Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hertfordshire, London, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex, and Wiltshire!

To speak to a member of our FireCare and Security team call us on 08451 770 772 or 02380 269833. Alternatively, send us an email to or fill out our contact form.