What Kind of Fire Extinguisher Should I Get For My Home?

I'm glad you have asked that! First, you should familiarize yourself with the different kinds of fire extinguishers and what types of fires that they can handle. Browse our site to figure out what best works for your home.
 
The most popular fire extinguishers are called ABC or Multipurpose. ABC denotes the kinds of fires that this extinguisher will extinguish. The “A” stands for ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, fabrics, trash, etc. The “B” stands for burning liquids such as grease, oils, gasoline. The “C” means energized electrical fires such as a toaster, microwave, iron, etc.

Most businesses are required to have this particular fire extinguisher installed in the building because it handles most fire hazards. I recommend at least one 5- or 10-pound multipurpose dry chemical fire extinguisher for the home. If your house has two levels, than one should be placed on each level.
 
Fire Extinguisher — Fire Equipment in Lompoc, CA
 
I am a distributor for Amerex fire extinguishers, which I consider the best in quality and economical to maintain. Amerex fire extinguishers have a six year warranty and their High Performance extinguishers have a twelve year warranty. These are used for high hazards and frequent use. The model numbers are 594 & 581. The models I mentioned for your home are 5LB, B500 and 10L, B456. These extinguishers contain a non-toxic special mono ammonium phosphate dry chemical that insulates class A fires and melts at approximately 350 degrees. It smothers and breaks the chain reaction of class B fires and will not conduct electricity back to the operator.

The model B417T is a good compliment for your car and is a 2.5LB. ABC dry chemical extinguisher and comes with a vehicle strap bracket. There are other types of fire extinguishers made for certain hazards and they come in different sizes and can be found on our site. Please feel free to call us at (805) 736-4301 between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.