It is one of the biggest fears parents can have today. Fires can be started whether you are at home or away from the home. Fires can destroy everything you have worked so hard to buy and hang onto. Even if you have insurance, nothing can replace lost photos or other precious keepsakes or things inherited by departed loved ones.
15 years ago, my family and I were victims of a house fire. It was intentionally set by a greedy landlord who was having some financial issues and she thought she would be smart and set it up to look like my husband did it. Not only did we lose everything we had, but we also lost a family cat who had been sleeping in the bathroom and not been able to get free in time before the smoke took her down. While we had no control over the start of that fire, we have made sure that there is always handy fire extinguishers on every floor within easy reach of no matter where we may be from now on.
There are a few types of fire extinguishers
that you can look into purchasing for your home. Most of them weigh between 5-10 pounds and are filled with a foam spray that is mixed with a water additive. A CO2 extinguisher is more for electrical fires and areas where you will have your computers, printers, and other plug in devices. It is also handy to keep around in the workshop if you like to weld, and can be used for small flammable liquid fires.
A standard water fire extinguisher is easy to maneuver and due to it’s lightweight even a young child would be able to handle it if need be. It is becoming Canadian law for landlords to supply one or two extinguishers as needed into the homes and apartments they rent out. Although some landlords feel that it may be an expense they do not want to have if they need to pay out $100 or more for each item, in the end it can save a lot more than just money.
You will never regret purchasing a fire extinguisher when the benefits of owning one will far outweigh any of the cons. Most of them have a standard 5 year warranty and depending on the product type you can purchase them for as low as $35 or up into the hundreds of dollars. Isn’t your family’s safety and health worth that? Protect your family today before it’s too late and you can’t take it back.