A home fire extinguisher can be a LIFESAVER. Placed by an exit or other easy-to-grab location, it can put out a small fire before firefighters arrive, or at least suppress the flames while you and loved ones escape.
Did you know that the National Fire Protection Association recommends having a fire extinguisher on each floor of your home? Having one could even potentially lower your homeowner's insurance rates.
Despite this, an estimated 25% of American households still don't have one.
Residential Fire Extinguisher Classifications
It's essential to know that every household fire extinguisher is labeled A, B, or C, or a combination of these, which specifies which type of fire the extinguisher is effective against.
is for standard combustibles such as wood, paper, or cloth.
is for flammable liquids, like gas and cooking oil.
is designed to combat electrical fires.
Extinguisher Size and Capacity
Extinguisher size also matters. The bigger the better, though the largest extinguishers can be too heavy for some occupants to maneuver.
When you purchase a residential fire extinguisher from Smoke Detector Services, we’ll use our decades of fire safety expertise to help you select the best unit type and size for your particular needs!
Fire Extinguisher Recharge
It's essential to keep in mind that a home fire extinguisher can lose pressure over time, rendering it useless when you need it.
That's why it's crucial to check the gauge on your extinguisher and call Smoke Detector Services for assistance to recharge or replace your extinguisher.