How often should you get your fire extinguishers serviced?
It is a very important part of any building servicing requirements, boat safety checks, home fire safety checks. Too often we hear that some ones fire extinguisher has failed due to being out of date or not serviced.
Pull The Pin at the top of the extinguisher. The pin releases a locking mechanism and will allow you to discharge the extinguisher.
Aim at the base of the fire, not the flames. This is important - in order to put out the fire, you must extinguish the fuel.
Squeeze the lever slowly. This will release the extinguishing agent in the extinguisher. If the handle is released, the discharge will stop.
Sweep from side to side. Using a sweeping motion, move the fire extinguisher back and forth until the fire is completely out. Operate the extinguisher from a safe distance, several feet away, and then move towards the fire once it starts to diminish. Be sure to read the instructions on your fire extinguisher - different fire extinguishers recommend operating them from different distances. Remember: Aim at the base of the fire, not at the flames!!!!
Hood & Duct Cleaning
Kitchen Exhaust Degreasing? When you cook in the kitchen, grease tends to build up inside the ducts, hoods, fans, and vents of the exhaust system. All this grease building up in your exhaust system can become a fire hazard and should be cleaned. Kitchen exhaust degreasing is the solution to protecting your kitchen from catching on fire.