5 Key Places to Keep Fire Extinguishers in Your Home

Where should you Keep Fire Extinguishers in Your Home? Today we answer this question in detail. It’s a fact that fire safety is no joke, and one must know how risky it is to get trapped in the fire. Fire is not something that you have to mess your head with.

Protecting yourself and taking precautionary measures is what you can do to save yourself from catching fire. Imagine you got a kitchen and you left the stove on. It is tough to even imagine, and the consequences are a bit more dangerous.

Life is precious, and one should not put it in danger no matter how hard it gets. It is your responsibility to protect yourself and the people around you from getting hurt by fire.  Therefore whatever precautionary measures are needed you should take them. It is not only safe at your end but also for the people who live and work with you. There are different ways by which you can stop the fire explosion around you. But the most common way by which you can stop the spread of fire is the use of fire extinguishers.

5 Key Places to Keep Fire Extinguishers in Your Home

They are like a blessing in disguise because they prevent the spread of fire. If a fire broke in a place nearby, you can stop it on spot by using fire extinguishers. No matter, what the place is, office or home, portable fire extinguishers are equally necessary for all places. And so is where to put the fire extinguisher in your home.

Here are the 5 most important places where you can put fire extinguishers in your home

 1. The Kitchen

A study shows that 65% of the fire emergencies in-home start from the kitchen so; the most important place in your home to keep a fire extinguisher is the kitchen. Most importantly, 90 percent of the fire emergencies in the kitchen break out due to oils and grease in the kitchen.

Cooking oils and grease come under the category of class B fires, which are hard to put off with water. Also, commercial cooking oils are made with animal fat and grease and fall under the category of class K fire. Make sure to have a Class K fire extinguisher for your kitchen. Fire extinguishers in the kitchen are a must!

2. Laundry Room

Laundry rooms are the second most common place for a fire break out. We have drier machines in our laundry rooms, which are equipped with lint that is very inflammable and is susceptible to causing a fire emergency if the temperature of the machines gets higher.

You can take measures for cleaning the lint after every time you use it, but still, you cannot avoid a fire break out. So, make sure to have your laundry room equipped with a fire extinguisher.

3. Any and Every Potential Source of Heat

We all love to have fireplaces and chimneys in our homes. Winters are a blessing with a good fireplace in your home. But do not overlook the fact that they can be a potential source of fire emergencies in your home.

Make sure to keep a fire extinguisher near your chimneys and fireplace. But do not forget to keep a safe distance between the two.

4. Each Floor Needs a Fire Extinguisher

Yes, every floor in your house needs a fire extinguisher so that you can avoid any mishap on time. Choose a central location on every floor of your home and place a portable fire extinguisher, and make sure to let everyone know where the extinguisher is.

Why choose a central location to place a fire extinguisher? Because you would not want to waste your time looking for a fire extinguisher in your place! Every second count when a fire breaks out in your home. In the meantime, if you know the exact location of the fire extinguisher in your home, it would be a lot easier to get it and wipe the fire out of existence.

5. Garages and Workshops

Do you know where most combustible materials are found in our homes? You are wrong if you are thinking about kitchens because the most dangerous combustible materials are found in garages and workshops.

Our garages are filled with gas and oil canisters, cleaning materials, petrol, and other highly flammable liquids. And to not have fire extinguishers in such highly inflammable places is nothing but idiocy. A single spark made from the tools in your garage can create a serious fire emergency. So, you must have a fire extinguisher close to you every time you are working in your garage.

Even if you are not working, still you must have a fire extinguisher ready to put off the fire at all times. Make sure to get a fire extinguisher that is labeled for combustible liquids for your garage because not all fire extinguishers can deal with all the classes of fire.

These were some of the most important places to keep a fire extinguisher in make sure to double-check every fire extinguisher before equipping your place with it!

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Henno Kruger

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