Extremely high temperatures increase the risk of fires both indoors and outdoors. As you may have heard in the news, the cases of hospitals and buildings catching fire in the country have increased significantly. Every home should be equipped with fire safety measures to protect your house from fires. Let’s explore some important reasons why you should buy a fire extinguisher for your home if you don’t have one already. 

1. During the summer, electrical usage increases due to extreme heat. Air conditioning units, fans, and additional electronic devices are used very often. The overloaded circuits and faulty wiring can lead to electrical fires. Having a fire extinguisher nearby would ensure that you extinguish the fire immediately in case of emergencies. 

2. Extremely dry temperatures can lead to fires as things catch fire rather very quickly. If you see someone burning dry leaves, ask them not to. These wildfires may spread quickly and having a fire extinguisher would help you extinguish the fire at the right time, protecting your home from damage. 

3. Even fireworks can lead to accidental fires. A fire extinguisher provides a safety net in case things catch fire. 

4. If any emergency arises in your kitchen, you will be able to handle it responsibly with the use of a fire extinguisher.  

5. Investing in a fire extinguisher provides peace of mind knowing that you have a tool readily available to protect your home and loved ones in the event of a fire emergency.

Best places to keep a fire extinguisher:

•    In the kitchen
•    Near the main entrance
•    In your garden
•    Close to the rooms that have air conditioning
•    In your drawing room or any easily accessible area where even outsiders can spot it and help you extinguish fire in case of emergencies.