Fire hazards never take a day off. Even in the summer, your fire protection plan needs to be in place to help keep your family safe. One essential part of your fire protection program is the fire extinguisher. You need to put your fire extinguisher somewhere easy to find. That way, everyone in your home can help stop fires before they spread. Here’s where you need to keep your fire extinguisher this summer.
In the Kitchen
Studies have shown that nearly 65 percent of all home fires start in the kitchen. Many of these could have benefited from a faster response if a fire extinguisher had been stored in the kitchen and thus was easy to find. Many kitchen fires start from grease, which can’t be put out with water. In those situations, you’ll need a Class K fire extinguisher to stop the flames. Class K extinguishers are intended for vegetable or animal oils and fats. Keep your fire extinguisher at least 30 feet away from the stove and mounted in a location that everyone can see and reach, including children.
On Each Floor
Be sure to keep a fire extinguisher on each floor of your home. You may not believe that there are many fire hazards upstairs near the bedrooms, but electrical fires are a hazard anywhere you plug in your devices. Just like in the kitchen, this extinguisher needs to be stored out in the open. You may even consider installing a fire extinguisher cabinet which mIf you have a grill, fire pit, or full outdoor kitchen on your patio, you should keep a fire extinguisher nearby just in case the flames grow a little bigger than what you were expecting.eans that extinguishers are still easily accessible, but are concealed to complement the design of your home.
In Your Garage
Storing your vehicle in your garage could pose a fire hazard, especially if you store flammable liquids anywhere near your car. Also, if you enjoy working on your car as a hobby, you’ll need to have a fire extinguisher nearby, just in case of emergency due to the other things you keep in your garage. Paint, gasoline, and other solvents can be highly combustible, especially if your garage gets hot in the summer heat.
On the Patio
Summer is finally here, so now, it’s time to bring out the grill to enjoy some barbecue with family and friends. If you have a grill, fire pit, or full outdoor kitchen, you should keep a fire extinguisher nearby just in case the flames grow a little bigger than what you were expecting. Keeping it on the patio will ensure that everyone at your party will remain safe and be able to grab the extinguisher when you need it.
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.