Do you own portable fire extinguishers? Many homeowners have smoke detectors in their homes but no portable fire extinguishers. A portable fire extinguisher adds a much-needed layer of protection and peace of mind in your home or on the go. Fires can start anywhere, at any time. Keeping a portable fire extinguisher handy might be the best way to defend yourself, your family, and your property against the potential danger of fire. Consider the following locations to install portable fire extinguishers.
Fire Extinguisher In the Bedroom
Many house fires happen at night. If you have portable fire extinguishers in your bedroom, it might help you to escape if the fire is small or right outside the door. Having only one fire extinguisher in the house is useless if you are trapped in your bedroom. Fire extinguishers kept in your bedroom might be the difference you need to escape.
Portable fire extinguishers kept in your bedroom is helpful for fires that start in the bedroom, too. Though not as common as a kitchen fire, it can happen. Fires in the bedroom are often caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.
Fire Extinguisher In Your Car
Thousands of vehicle fires occur in the United States every year. Mechanical failure, fuel leaks and electrical wiring are the top causes. Select an extinguisher rated for Class B (flammable liquids) and Class C (electrical) fires. To safely store the fire extinguisher in your car, mount it in the trunk of your vehicle. It shouldn’t ever be unrestrained, as it could move around in the car in case of an accident. Never try to extinguish a car fire that is burning out of control, either.
Fire Extinguisher in Outdoor Locations
It is commonly known that having a fire extinguisher in your kitchen is a good idea. A lesser-known fact that it is just as important to have a portable fire extinguisher on your patio or other outdoor location. Just think out of the usual activities help in an outdoor living space: grilling, smoking, lighting candles, fire pits, etc. All these heat sources could cause a potentially dangerous fire. Store a portable fire extinguisher shielded from the elements, possibly in a cabinet, in your outdoor living spot. In very cold climates, you might want to bring it inside during the winter. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations to be certain.
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Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.