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Does this Fire Extinguisher Work?

A fire extinguisher can save your life. Every Dallas area home needs to have at least one. However, there is more to a fire extinguisher than just keeping one your home. You also need to know how to use one and practice upkeep on your device such as regular inspections so that it is ready to go in case of fire.

Other Fire Safety Devices

In addition to a fire extinguisher, every home should also have smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and even emergency sprinklers. Having a fire evacuation plan for your family, in the event of an emergency, is also something that is extremely important.

Be Prepared

Step one of owning a fire extinguisher is asking yourself the question, “Does this fire extinguisher work?” If you are unsure, companies like Service Fire Equipment can perform a pressure test and thorough inspection. Keep in mind fire extinguishers are simply meant to put out the beginnings of a fire, and should never be used for a full blown raging fire. This means that it has adequate pressure; the correct extinguishing agent, and the operator knows how to use it.

Here is a quick chart that shows how to operate a fire extinguisher:

Taking the time to get your fire extinguisher inspected by fire protection experts is one of the best investments you can make.