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How to Properly Use a Fire Extin­guisher for Your Kentucky Home

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Are you prepared in the event of a house fire? Chances are, you have at least one fire extin­guisher and you probably have never used it. If you do not have a fire extin­guisher, get one! And if you already have one and are unsure how to use it, this article is for you. 

Take a close look at your fire extinguisher(s). In general, the lifespan of the average fire extin­guisher is between 5 and 15 years. However, most people lose track of when they origi­nally buy their fire extin­guisher and in most cases, they are left in the home when it is sold. In order to be completely sure that your fire extin­guisher will function, it is imper­ative that you take a few minutes each month to check the pressure gauge. If you see that the needle is in the green space, it will function. If the needle is in any other position, you should immedi­ately replace it or have it serviced.