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Invest in Fire Extinguishers for Your Home

12/31/2018 (Permalink)

Invest in Fire Extinguishers for Your Home

If you have never owned or used a fire extinguisher, it might be time to visit your local hardware store in Kennesaw,GA, and begin your education. Find an associate and explain that you are considering the purchase of an extinguisher for your kitchen. You will want one for the kitchen because, after all, that’s where most home fires start. If you decide to purchase an extinguisher, make sure it

  • Has a rating that includes the letters ABC.
  • Is the biggest extinguisher that you can easily handle.
  • Has a flexible hose for directing the spray.
  • Is refillable.

Make Certain That the Extinguisher Is Easily Accessible
Place your new fire extinguisher someplace where it would be easily accessible in the event of a stove fire. If a fire should occur

  1. Pull the pin.
  2. Aim the hose and nozzle at the base of the fire.
  3. Squeeze the handle and spray the entire base of the flames.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 as needed.

After the fire, refill the extinguisher at your earliest convenience.

Not Every Kitchen Fire Requires an Extinguisher
Fire extinguishers are excellent at putting out fires. They are also excellent at making a mess. There are some situations where using the extinguisher should not be your first choice. Grease fires are one example. If you have a grease fire in a pan, the most effective solution is to cover the pan and smother the flames. Best of all, it requires only a simple cleanup.

Fire Extinguishers Don’t Always Prevent Large Fires
Sometimes, a fire extinguisher only delays the inevitable. If you attempted to extinguish a fire in your home and still suffered extensive damage, you could at least say that you tried. You still have insurance, and the local fire damage remediation experts are still available to show up and put your home back in order.

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