A sprinkler system can save lives and maintain a home's integrity during a blaze. They're only practical to install for new construction. If you have an existing home, adding such as system is generally cost-prohibitive. However, you can still take advantage of fire-suppression technology by installing a fire extinguisher or two.
Fire extinguishers for the home have three classifications.
- A is for ordinary combustibles such as paper and wood.
- B is for flammable liquids, such as cooking oil or gasoline.
- C is for electrical fires such as from an overloaded outlet.
The letters are typically preceded by numbers such as 5-A or 30-B. In general, the higher the number, then the more effective and expensive the extinguisher is for…