When it’s time to replace your fire extinguisher, industrialsafety.com offers a large range of extinguishers to fit any need and budget. From manufacturing and vehicle repair shops to fire extinguishers for your kitchen and living areas, you will find industrialsafety.com carries the brands that America trusts with their most critical safety concerns.
Just like the batteries in your smoke alarm, fire extinguishers don’t last forever. They need to be maintained and replaced every few years. Even if the needle on your extinguisher says “Full”, there are many things that can happen that will cause your fire extinguisher to not work properly. The chemicals in fire extinguishers are just like pharmaceutical drugs. Over extended periods of time, they can lose their potency. And unless your replace your fire extinguisher regularly, you won’t know until it’s too late!
When purchasing a new fire extinguisher, it’s important to know what to look for. The first thing you need to do is determine what type of fire you are most likely to encounter. Industrialsafety.com has fire extinguishers suitable for every type of fire. The letters and numbers on a fire extinguisher represent the types of fires that they are best suited to extinguish, along with their effectiveness. The most common type of fire extinguisher for a home or office is class A-B-C. “A” represents ordinary combustibles like wood and paper. “B” represents flammable liquids like cooking oil or gasoline. And “C” puts out fires started by live electricity.
The higher the number, the more effective the extinguisher. Industrialsafety.com recommends that every home should have a combination 2-A:10-B:C extinguisher, which is rated for every type of common household or business fire. For optimal safety, they should be no more than 40 feet apart from each other in every area of your home or office. Due to the number of flammable liquids in a small space like a garage or workshop, it’s crucial to make sure that you have a high rating for both B and C classes. Industrialsafety.com recommends a 3-A:40-B:C fire extinguisher for both home garages, as well as public parking garages and auto show rooms. Since the kitchen is the most likely place that you will experience a fire in your home, industrialsafety.com also recommends that you have a dedicated 10-B:C to fight any grease fires that may arise.
They also have a large selection of Class K fire extinguishers for professional cooking environments.
IndustrialSafety.com wants to remind you to always use fire extinguishers safely. Remember the PASS word! Always stand six to eight feet from the fire and follow the four-step PASS procedure!
P – Pull the pin.
A – Aim at the base of the fire.
S – Squeeze the lever.
S – Sweep from side to side until the fire is extinguished.
Remember that when you squeeze the lever, pressurized chemicals will release, so be prepared and hold on! The fire may briefly flair up, but it won’t last, so don’t worry! Remember to always point the fire extinguisher away from you and towards the base of the fire and move carefully towards the fire as it starts to die down. Fire safety is a multi-part process. Always be sure to evacuate the building and call the fire department before you use the fire extinguisher! And make sure there is a clear exit behind the person using the fire extinguisher, so that they can leave in a hurry if something goes wrong! Smoke alarms are another critical part of any fire safety plan. Statics say that over 90% of fire fatalities were due to faulty smoke alarms.
Experts suggests changing your batteries twice a year, when you change the clocks for Daylight Savings.
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