Fire extinguisher cost
How much does a fire extinguisher cost?
Firstly it depends on which
type of extinguisher you
require, then who it is made by. It should have a British standard number
on it, how ever its always best to "shop around"
Let us look at the two below as an example. (Information
taken from sellers websites)
As far as can be seen these are the same type / size
etc, of extinguisher.
The only major difference is who is selling them.
One is a an "auto factors" the other is a "builder suppliers"
We wrote and asked the the auto factors why theirs costs
nearly twice as much, they have yet to reply.
In conclusion it does pay to shop around and if you buy
an extinguisher from a dedicated company, we know you can get them even
cheaper, but we don't get paid to advertise. (Prices correct at
publication. November 2010.)
The "sad" thing is, due to the cost of manual labour,
for a qualified technician to come to you, to test / discharge and
recharge an extinguisher its often cheaper to buy a new one, since it will
be delivered by a delivery company. That isn't to say you should not get your
extinguishers serviced, just that after 5 years a new one may be cheaper.
As a point of interest you can buy a brand new 1kg dry ABC powder
extinguisher for less than £20, but as I don't get paid to
You may also like to see my
auction costs page
And is that all