Protecting your Home from Fire

On the corner of Ninth Avenue and South 14 Street in Newark on January 5th, 2018, at 3:30 a.m., a fire broke out in an abandoned building. Within minutes this small fire turned into a blaze, fueled by the high winds blowing that night. This fire spread to four other buildings within an hour, burning down power lines and engulfing cars in the inferno. Firefighters initially couldn’t get to the source of the blaze it was so intense. The firefighters fought the flames with frozen water for so long through the early morning, ice had begun to cling to the charred buildings even as fire burned inside. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but three dozen people were left in the street in the freezing temperatures. You never know when a fire is going to affect you, your family, or the things you care about most. That’s why Safety Supplies Unlimited is here with the highest-quality fire extinguishers and smoke detectors on the market and the service knowledge to ensure they’re ready at all times.

Best Places to Keep a Fire Extinguisher

There are a few places in your home where you should always have a fire extinguisher in case of emergencies. These include the kitchen (where over 65% of all home fire start), the garage or workshop, near the grill, or near any other sources of heat (certainly including fireplaces, furnaces, and wood stoves). It’s also wise to have at least one fire extinguisher on every level of your home accessible to anyone who might need it.

Is a Fire Extinguisher Inspection Necessary?

There are two ways to inspect a fire extinguisher. The first is a simple visual inspection, which should happen at least once per month. Basically, check the tank and make sure there isn’t any corrosion or dents, check the pressure gauge for good pressure, and make sure the pull-pin is not missing and intact. The second is a professional inspection that should happen once per year. This is where Safety Supplies Unlimited can help. We can help with all repairs and recharging as well. Make sure your home is protected from the dangers of fire by purchasing fire extinguishers from Safety Supplies Unlimited for the many rooms in your home and keep them ready for action with our inspections and repairs. Contact us if you have any questions, we’d love to help you today.