CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Fire extinguishers are good thing to have in the home, but they still need maintenance.
Champaign Fire says if you live in an apartment, you may see a paper attached to the extinguisher with a punched date.
The extinguisher is good for a year after that date.
Homeowners can also make a monthly check just to make sure the extinguisher hasn’t been damaged. Make sure there’s a nozzle and that the hose is in good shape.