In observance of Thanksgiving, several Cary services will be unavailable or modified on Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27. Facilities will remain closed, and curbside collection for Thursday will move one day later to Friday. GoCary will not operate on Thursday, but will resume normal operation schedule on Friday, November 27. Read more.

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Fire Extinguisher Servicing

Having and maintaining fire extinguishers in your home and business are vital tools to protect yourself and your property when fires occur.

Fire extinguishers should be inspected monthly to ensure they are operational. Most businesses contract with a fire extinguisher service company to perform these checks. Home extinguishers should have the pressure gauge at the top read monthly to ensure that the pressure is within the operational range.

If you have a disposable extinguisher that has passed its expiration date or the pressure gauge is not within the operating range, dispose of the extinguisher and purchase a new one. If the extinguisher is rechargeable, you can contact a fire extinguisher service company to have the extinguisher recharged. The Fire Department does not recharge or dispose of fire extinguishers. Fire extinguishers are not considered hazardous materials and can be disposed of with your household waste.

Smoke Alarms/CO Detectors

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors should be installed on every level of the home, including the basement, and outside every separate sleeping area. Alarms should be tested once a month.

Replace batteries once a year or sooner if the alarm "chirps," warning that the battery is low. Plan fire drills so that everyone knows exactly what to do when the alarm sounds.