You probably don’t want to think of the consequences of a fire starting in your home. Fortunately, a fire extinguisher can keep a small fire from getting out of hand. This device will also save you from facing costly repairs.

Test It Out

Some home maintenance tips can your home running well. Others can spare you from disaster. Testing your fire extinguisher does the latter. First, make sure you know how to operate this handy tool properly. Next, know how to look for signs of problems. Check the pressure gauge on the extinguisher, clean it off and examine it for obvious signs of physical problems. You then need to look at the service dates listed on the device. Lastly, make sure the hose is clear of obstacles and fits on the assembly correctly. Taking these steps will give you the peace of mind you need in case of an emergency.