Best Fire Extinguisher For Your Home Use

07.29.2022

The Best Fire Extinguisher For Your Home

When choosing a fire extinguisher for your home, we have all the answers. In most homes, fire extinguishers are the first line of defence against small fires.

Extinguishers are essential for any home safety plan. Let’s be honest, it can only be a good thing to have a fire extinguisher for your home. Especially given they aren’t expensive. If a fire breaks out, you need to act fast.

We can give you the ability to put out small fires before they spread. Stop flames before they becomes huge and potentially harm residents. Also, it’s crucial to know how to use one.

Choosing the Best Fire Extinguisher

Choosing the right type of fire extinguisher for your home is important. But you should also consider the maintenance and storage of your extinguisher.

  1. The first step in choosing a fire extinguisher is to determine why you need it.
  2. The second step is understanding what type of fire you’re expecting to occur.
  3. The last step is focusing on understanding how to use the extinguisher.

Due to the fact different extinguishers are capable of tackling different sources of combustion. For example, using a water extinguisher on electricals is extremely dangerous.

Knowing how to use it properly varies from model to model. Most require that you pull out the pin before pressing down on the nozzle but you may need to check that this is the same with your model.

Home Fire Extinguishers

If you’re reading this, then you’re probably someone who wants to make their home a safer place. We applaud that, but we also want to remind you that having fire extinguishers on hand isn’t just about protecting your house, it’s about saving lives too.

A fire extinguisher for your home is a must-have. A good fire extinguisher and general knowledge of fire safety can help prevent fires. Based on the information we give you, you can make an informed decision on which one would be most beneficial to you. We recommend the following:

Foam Fire Extinguisher for Home

Foam Fire Extinguishers:

Suitable for use on Class A solid combustible fires and Class B combustible liquid fires.

  • Class A Combustible Solids: Cloth, wood, paper, rubber etc.
  • Class B Combustible Liquids: Petrol, alcohol and paints.

These fire extinguishers cover paper, wood, textiles, petrol, oils and diesel.

  • Kitemarked to BS EN3

Powder Fire Extinguishers:

Suitable for use on Class A, Class B, Class C and electrical fires.

  • Class A Combustible Solids: Cloth, wood, paper, rubber etc.
  • Class B Combustible Liquids: Petrol, alcohol and paints.
  • Class C Combustible Gases: Propane, butane and methane.
  • Can be used on Electrical Equipment.

Powder extinguishers are our main recommendation for domestic use. This is due to them covering a wider variety of fires meaning it’s harder for user error.

Home Powder Fire Extinguisher
Home Water Fire Extinguisher

Water Fire Extinguishers:

Suitable for Class A fires.

These fire extinguishers are generally cheaper to purchase and refill. These fire extinguishers are not suitable for electric fires.

  • Class A Combustible Solids: Cloth, wood, paper, rubber etc.
Also known as the red fire extinguisher these extinguishers can also be used in warehouses, storage units, paper mills and textile factories.

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers:

Suitable for a Class B and electrical fire.

Again, cheaper than a typical extinguisher and covers flammable liquids and electrical fires. A good combination when bought with water fire extinguishers.

  • Class B Combustible Liquids: Petrol, alcohol and paints.
  • Can be used on Electrical Equipment
  • Kitemarked to BS EN3
    Carbon dioxide fire extinguisher
    carbon dioxide fire extinguisher

    General Fire Safety Recommendations

    As well as fire extinguishers for your home, there are other fire safety recommendations we can offer:

     

    • Fire Blankets
    • Fire Safety Signs
    • First Aid Kits
    • Smoke Alarms
    • Carbon Dioxide Alarms

    Kitchen Fire Extinguishers

    The best kitchen fire extinguisher is one that you can easily access and use quickly. You want it to be small enough and capable of tackling the fire you expect to encounter in the kitchen. A commercial kitchen with fat fryers and hot oils would need a wet chemical extinguisher as this is a Class F type fire. Domestic kitchens are recommended to focus more on powder extinguishers due to their versatility.

    The size of a fire extinguisher for your home depends on how much space is available for mounting and what kind of kitchen you have.

    Electrical Fire Extinguishers

    If you have an electrical fire, it is important to use a fire extinguisher that has been rated for electrical fires. Electrical fires are extremely dangerous and can result in extensive damage to your property. The type of fire extinguisher that you choose will depend on the type of electrical appliance involved in the fire.

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