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Best Fire Extinguishers For Home Use

Close view of a red fire extinguisher on a table.

There are many ways a house fire can start unexpectedly. Proper preparation can save lives and property, and having a fire extinguisher or two in the house will increase the chances of stopping a fire before it grows out of control. The following are a few fire extinguishers you can trust in an emergency.

This National Fire Protection Association-recommended fire extinguisher features a nylon valve, handle and lever that is rust- and impact-resistant, as well as an easy-to-pull pin.

This fire extinguisher has a metal pull pin with a safety seal to help prevent tampering and misfires. It is corrosion-resistant and has an easy-to-read, color-coded metal gauge. It uses a monoammonium phosphate extinguishing agent that can be recharged by certified professionals.

This fire extinguisher uses a formula that is biodegradable and easy to remove. Its nozzle sprays in a wide area, allowing quick control over any fire in the house.

The 2A10BC rating means this extinguisher is made to put out paper, wood, gas, oil and electrical fires.