It goes without saying, that Australia is currently experiencing massive issues with fires that are burning all across the country, and wiping out homes and wildlife everywhere it goes. It is destroying everything in its path and firefighters are finding it almost impossible to stop it. Fire is one of Mother Nature’s most powerful forces, and generally she uses it sparingly, but in this case, it seems that everything that happens as a result of the huge fires that people are experiencing there, is certainly not for anything or anyone.

It Starts Somewhere.

All fires begin somewhere, there is always a point where the fire begins, and if it begins in your home, then you need to be able to stop it in its tracks immediately. You would be surprised at the amount of homes that do not have a functioning fire extinguisher, and although people have bought one, it is no longer operational, even though the little dial on the top of the fire extinguisher indicates that everything is okay. This is a common misconception, because even though the dial says that the fire extinguisher is fully charged, the contents inside have settled and become hard, and it is no longer usable. If you have such a fire extinguisher in your home, then you really should get it tested to make sure that you can use it, in the event of a real emergency.

Get It Checked.

If you are unsure about who to turn to, to make these checks for you, then you can get fire extinguisher testing by Jim’s Fire Safety. This service provider will gladly check your fire extinguisher to make sure that it is fully operational, and if it isn’t, then they can address that issue for you. There are many benefits to having an operational fire extinguisher in your home or business, and we will look at some of them here.

  1. First line of defence – Your fire extinguisher is the first thing that you can turn to in the event of fire. Using one prevents damage to your home or business, and because you have extinguished the fire at the source, then this saves you thousands of dollars, because you have prevented costly damage and even the loss of your home. Many people regard fire extinguishers as ‘that red thing that hangs on the wall’, but when the time comes, and hopefully it won’t, you can reach for this thing and put out a small fire, before it becomes a raging inferno.
  1. Protecting the environment – If you or anyone else uses their fire extinguisher to put out a fire before it really begins, then you are doing your bit for the environment. When a fire gets going and is burning intensely, whatever it is burning is going to cause a lot of toxic smoke to enter our atmosphere. The result is that we are going to have air that is going to be detrimental to our health over the long term. Again, Australia is the perfect example of this where people are no longer able to breathe in the fresh and clean air. This will have long-term implications for the Australian populace and any other countries that live nearby.

It’s such a simple addition to your home or business, but it’s something that, if you need it, it’s there. In the event of a fire, you have a device that will immediately extinguish the flames, and so it doesn’t make sense not to have one in your property. If you currently don’t have one, then have a chat with Jim’s Fire Safety today, and let them provide you with the protection that you, your family, and your employees need.