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10 Items Every Safe, Healthy Home Should Have


A Fire Extinguisher

While there's a good chance your fire extinguisher will sit on the wall for years, collecting dust, it could end up saving your property and even your life.
While there's a good chance your fire extinguisher will sit on the wall for years, collecting dust, it could end up saving your property and even your life.
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About 85 percent of US fire deaths occurred at home in 2009. The primary cause of residential fires? Cooking. That's why it's important and essential to have a fire extinguisher present in your home, preferably near your kitchen. There are five different types of fire extinguishers: Class A is for cloth, wood, rubber, paper and plastic; Class B is for flammable liquids; Class C is for electrical appliances; Class D is for flammable metals; and Class K is for fires involving vegetable oil or other fats in kitchen appliances. Though K seems like an optimal choice, these are primarily for commercial kitchens. It may be best to buy a multipurpose extinguisher to cover your bases.


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