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Your home should be protected from and prepared for household fires. If you have fire extinguishers in every accessible corner of your home, you have made a wise decision, as this can help you quickly.
In choosing fire extinguishers for your home, familiarization is critical to ensure that you are using them right. Here is a brief discussion on everything there is to know about having fire extinguishers at home.
What is the right fire extinguisher for you?
Did you know that household fires have different types and categories? Even though this tool's primary purpose is to prevent fires from spreading, you should also be familiar with what type of fire it is supposed to be for.
Here are some of the classes or categories of fire primarily seen in the household:
In general, fire extinguishers are used for Class A, B, and C types of fire. This is what you need to have in your home. It is best to find out the risks and hazards that can trigger a fire in the areas of your home so you can rightfully place the fire extinguishers ideal for eliminating it.
How To Use It
Now that you have your fire extinguishers around the house, what's next? It is now time to educate yourself about adequately using the said equipment. When the worst worsens, you must act fast and operate your fire extinguisher correctly.
Follow the PASS technique. Here is what it means:
Tips You Need When You Have A Fire Extinguisher At Home
It is essential to ensure proper maintenance of your unit at home. Your fire extinguisher will heavily rely on how it is maintained while in your home to deliver what is expected. Here's how to do it:
Keep Track Of Your Fire Extinguisher Unit
Make sure that it is secured and undamaged. There should be no holes in the unit you have. Have it clean at all times as well.
Check The Pressure
Make sure an adequate amount of pressure is installed in your fire extinguisher. Make sure it is inspected to know if it needs to be replaced and is no longer allowed to use.
Make sure you have a fire extinguisher unit that is up to standard and ready to use. Informing others on how to use it and which one to use for the fire will be helpful when it comes.
Keep them close and accessible to areas of your home most likely to incur a fire. This way, anyone in your home can get it quickly and use it to diffuse the flames.
At Best Insurance Group, LLC, we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. We will go the extra mile to help you with your needs. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (970) 674-5000 or Click Here to request a free quote. Topics and coverage discussed in this article are not guaranteed, consult with your agents to determine what your policy does and does not cover. We are more than happy to help!
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