Keep your kitchen fire extinguishers in working order with regular maintenance and service.
Almost every homeowner knows they should have kitchen fire extinguishers on hand, but we often see homes that have no fire extinguisher available, an expired fire extinguisher, or the wrong size of fire extinguisher. The smallest size of kitchen fire extinguishers you ought to have would be a 5 lb. ABC residential extinguisher. The smaller ones are intended for use on a boat or an RV and don’t provide enough fire suppression to keep your kitchen safe.
There are different classes of fire extinguishers that are intended to suppress different types of fires, but for your kitchen fire extinguishers, we would recommend the ABC type because it can be used for multiple types of fire, including:
- Ordinary household materials, including cloth, paper, wood, plastic, and rubber
- Flammable liquids common in the kitchen, like grease and oil, as well as other flammable liquids like gasoline, oil-based paint, and solvents
- Fires caused by electrical equipment, like appliances, electronics, machinery, wiring, and circuit breakers
The purpose of your kitchen fire extinguishers is to keep a small fire from spreading. Not only do you need the right size and type of fire extinguisher, but you also need to know how to use it. At Life Safety Inspections, we are passionate about educating our customers on the appropriate way to use their fire safety products. We offer top quality products that are made in America, and we can also take care of all your inspection and maintenance needs. If you live in or near Knoxville, Tennessee, give us a call today to discuss your kitchen fire extinguishers or other fire safety concerns. We can also handle commercial fire suppression products and systems.