Be wary of unscrupulous door-to door salespeople who ring your doorbell. Municipalities receive reports of fraud each year.
Here is what you must know:
- Municipalities do not hire companies to inspect portable fire extinguishers in single-family homes.
- Portable fire extinguishers are not required by municipal by-laws in single-family homes but they are highly recommended.
- The owners of buildings where portable fire extinguishers are required by law are made aware of the importance of having their extinguishers inspected and serviced by reliable and reputable businesses with a known business address.
- A non-disposable ABC powder portable fire extinguisher in good condition must be serviced every six years after the date of manufacture and not every year.