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Unless you run some kind of business in your home, you are not required to keep a fire extinguisher on hand. However, doing so can be wise. If a fire breaks out, a fire extinguisher can be used to contain the fire quickly, helping to minimize the amount of damage it causes and stopping it from spreading. But many homeowners do not realize that there are many different types of extinguishers on the market. If you are looking to purchase one for your home, here are a few of the factors you should consider and pay attention to to help you find the best one for your needs.
The Class of the Fire Extinguisher
There are different classes of fire extinguishers and each extinguisher should be marked clearly with which class the extinguisher is. You will find everything from Class A to Class F extinguishers. What sets each class of extinguisher apart is the item found inside the extinguisher to put out the blaze. A Class A extinguisher has water, which helps to put out paper and wood fires. A Class B has a chemical that is designed to put out gas or solvent chemicals. Class F extinguishers are designed to put out flames resulting from grease or oil fires in the kitchen. If you are looking for a fire extinguisher for your home, you may want to place a Class F extinguisher in your kitchen. Also, you may want to keep a Class A and Class E, which is designed to put out electrical fires, on hand.
The Size and Weight of the Extinguisher
A large fire extinguisher may sound perfect because it has enough product in it to contain a larger fire than a smaller extinguisher. However, you need to carefully consider the size and weight of the fire extinguisher you are considering. First, you need to have room to store the extinguisher. If it is too big, you may not have the space to store it. Secondly, you need to consider the weight. If it is too heavy, you, your spouse or your teenage children may be unable to lift and use the extinguisher. As such, a smaller extinguisher may be better if it is what you can store and lift.
What Your Budget Is
The last factor you should consider when shopping for a fire extinguisher is what your budget is. Fire extinguishers can range in price. But one of the factors that greatly affects the price is whether you select a disposable one or a rechargeable ones. Disposable ones tend to be cheaper, so are perfect if your budget is on the lower end. Rechargeable ones are more expensive, but they can be recharged and reused if you ever have to extinguish a fire.
If you do not know what to look for when selecting a fire extinguisher for your home, you are not alone. Most people are not sure what factors they need to consider. If you are looking to buy a fire extinguisher for your home, you will want to consider your budget, the size and weight of the extinguisher and the class of the fire extinguisher you are buying.
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27 May 2017