When home or business fires start, fire extinguishers are often the first line of defense in efforts to choke out the flames. It’s important to know, however, that not all fire extinguishers are created equal.
In this article, we’ll provide you with tips on making sure you have the right fire extinguisher on-hand in your home or business.
HOW ARE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS CLASSIFIED?
There are five (5) types of fire extinguishers, each of which is specifically designed to fight different types of fires.
Extinguishers with A:B:C markings on the label are capable of handling all three of those types of fires.
WHICH SIZE FIRE EXTINGUISHER SHOULD I HAVE?
The weight listing indicates the amount of fire-fighting chemical within the canister.
HOW SHOULD I USE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER?
When flames are noticed, it’s key to maintaining your cool. To make this easy, remember the acronym PASS.
WHERE SHOULD I PLACE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS?
Storage locations of fire extinguishers should be based around the idea of being able to have one in your possession within six (6) seconds of becoming aware of the fire.
At the bare minimum, extinguishers should be available on all floors of your home or business. Specifically, make sure you have one in:
IF FIRE DAMAGES YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS, CALL THE PROFESSIONALS AT J&M KEYSTONE
Every fire is different, as is the smoke damage that often accompanies it. There is a host of services that are often necessary for the fire and smoke restoration process, and we’re experts in all of them.
If your home or business is damaged by fire, call us here at J&M Keystone; our number is 800-368-2757.
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