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Using a Fire Extinguisher

9/30/2022 (Permalink)

Not only is it smart to keep fire extinguishers in your home or business, but it’s also the law in many states. 

It's important to make sure you have the right types of fire extinguishers on hand to put out common fires.

Getting started with fire extinguishers

The first thing to do when choosing a fire extinguisher is to decide which rooms in your house need one. You should keep at least one on each level of your house. Make sure you keep fire extinguishers handy where fires are more likely to start, like in the kitchen and garage

Learning how to use your fire extinguisher

Once you've made your purchases, familiarize yourself with the fire extinguisher directions so you’ll be prepared in case you need to put out a fire. Typically, fire extinguishers are easy to use in the case of a fire. Most of the types operate using the P.A.S.S. technique:

?Pull the pin on the fire extinguisher to break the tamper seal.

?Aim the fire extinguisher low, with the nozzle pointed at the base of the fire.

?Squeeze the handle of the fire extinguisher to release the extinguishing agent.

?Sweep the nozzle from side to side while pointing at the base of the fire until it is extinguished.

?If the fire re-ignites, repeat the last 3 steps.

If you have to use a fire extinguisher it may leave residue along with the potential fire damage. SERVPRO of Brunswick is here to help.


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