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Keeping Your Kitchen Safe With Fire Extinguishers and Suppressors To a lot of people, fire might appear to be a relatively minor risk when associated with cooking, but in fact, the statistics tell another story. Cooking fires contribute to a significant portion of all home fires and related injuries, in addition to causing millions of dollars of property damage annually, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. Knowing how to outfit the kitchen properly, knowing how to use a fire extinguisher or fire suppression device and taking additional precautions against this serious threat are crucial for anyone that spends a significant amount of time in the kitchen. The first step to keeping a kitchen safe is to have fire protection devices correctly placed and ready for use. Fire suppression devices that activate automatically are a good choice because, if they are installed properly, these devices are practically foolproof, and they require no action by the resident in the event a fire occurs. Suppression devices normally have a shelf life of five years or more, and as far as maintenance, residents just need to keep track of the purchase date and check occasionally that the device is still firmly anchored. Fire extinguishers really should be stored in or nearby the kitchen, but so that the user can easily escape in the event that it is too late to stop the fire, they also should be close to an exit. It is best to have fire extinguishers professionally inspected yearly. Usually, the contents of fire extinguishers are good for three to six years and internal maintenance is essential after that time frame. Owning a fire prevention device isn't enough; proper utilization of these devices is also a must for homeowners or renters. Pull the pin and then aim the nozzle at the bottom of the fire in a backand-forth panning motion to use the fire extinguisher. Reading the label and becoming familiar with how the extinguisher works before an emergency situation occurs can be invaluable. On the other hand, no knowledge for using an automatic suppression device is necessary, although correct installation is essential. These devices perform the best when set between two and three feet above the stovetop, and it is crucial that they're set up to deploy the fire suppressant downward. The device may not operate effectively if these rules are not met. In order to help prevent fire from taking place in the first place, it is always helpful to remember general kitchen safety tips. Above everything else, residents should make sure to avoid leaving the kitchen during cooking or to turn off any burners before leaving. If a recipe involves slow cooking for a period of several hours, the cook should periodically return to the kitchen to check that nothing has gone wrong, and the house should never be left unattended. People should also be conscientious of their choice of wardrobe when cooking. While they are relatively rare, fires that start with clothing account for a high number of kitchen fire injuries and deaths. When doing some types of cooking, such as frying, extra caution should be used. Renters and homeowners will be better prepared to cope with the potential risk of kitchen fires if they keep these tips in mind. Sadly, these fires can impact even the most experienced or cautious cooks, and that's why owning and being ready to use a fire extinguisher or active suppression device is so crucial.

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Warren Watts Technology

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Keeping Your Kitchen Safe With Fire Extinguishers and Suppressors