DO YOU HAVE FIRE EXTINGUSIHERS IN YOUR HOME?
Let us install the appropriate size and type of fire extinguisher for your home.
We can teach you the proper technique and application to SAFELY & EFFICIENTLY put out a small home fire with your own fire extinguisher.
"While its recommended that there's a fire extinguisher on every level of your home, there a few key places that are priorities when deciding placement".
Kitchen: With a majority of house fires starting in the kitchen, this is the most important room to have a fire extinguisher.
Garage/Workshop: Garages are home to many combustible and flammable items along with spark generating tools.
Laundry Room: Lint is highly flammable making the dryer a common cause of house fires.
Near Sources of Heat: This includes patio grills, fireplaces, chimneys, furnaces, wood stoves, and electrical panels.
How Fire Extinguishers Work
There are three components to a fire: oxygen, heat, and fuel. This is commonly referred to as the fire triangle. The fuel can be any type of flammable material that, when introduced to enough heat to reach its ignition temperature, catches fire. Oxygen creates continued combustion to keep the fire going.
All three elements of the fire triangle are required to sustain a fire. A fire extinguisher works by removing at least one of these elements, putting the fire out.
How to use the Fire Extinguisher:
Just remember to P.A.S.S.!
Pull: Pull the pin
Aim: Aim the nozzle at the BASE of the fire (do not spray the top of the flames)
Squeeze: Squeeze the handle
Sweep: Sweep the BASE of the fire until the fire is out or the extinguisher is empty