Fire Extinguisher Ready
By now, fire extinguishers have become staples in most disaster-ready homes and provide billions worldwide with a quick, straightforward way to respond to sudden blazes. Generally, all fire extinguishers are alike, as they follow the same usage procedure known as PASS:
- Pull the pin to break the tamper seal.
- Aim the nozzle at the bottom of the fire.
- Squeeze the handle and release extinguisher chemicals.
- Sweep the nozzle back and forth at the base of the fire until it’s extinguished.
Knowing these steps can save you a ton of hassle with instances like the average kitchen fire. However, to mitigate as much fire damage as possible, you need to consider a few other things.
Choosing Your Extinguisher
The first thing you should be aware of is that not every fire extinguisher is suitable for every job. For example, you’ll need a class B extinguisher to get the job done when dealing with a grease fire. Research different extinguisher uses before deciding where to allocate these appliances around your home.
Ideally, you should have someone call 911 as you attempt to extinguish the flames. This ensures you’re able to get the assistance you need if your attempts are unsuccessful. Furthermore, know when to leave the house. If the blaze becomes large or your extinguisher runs out of fumes, it’s time to get out of the house. Let firefighters and emergency responders take responsibility for the fire. Work with SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando afterward to get your home back to normal again.
Keeping proper fire extinguisher handling tips in mind may be able to save your home and your family in the coming years. Be sure to discuss the above tips with every member of your family. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando for additional information on fire damage cleanup.