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Fire extinguishers for HMO

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Can you please advise what type of fire extinguisher one need for renting in HMO . we have already got fire blanket for small fire and chip pan.

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I would suggest water mist extinguishers, as these extinguishers are suitable for fat fires, electrical risks and general household fires. They leave no deposit as they only contain de-ionised water. They also require minimum training and are safe to use as they are creating a mist curtain between yourself and the fire. Any accidental or malicious use causes only a minimum amount of damage due to the de-ionised water and the spray consisting of a very fine mist.

Harry

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As above - Powder extinguishers are cheaper, but when used are messier causing significant damage and in an indoors situation can affect those nearby (vision, orientation, breathing, etc) and are ineffective on cooking oil fires.

Another alternative as you already have a blanket could be a foam extinguisher of the Britannia brand (Blazex or P50) which would cover solids, liquids and electrical fires (<1000V @1m).

Water mist is the best all rounder if you can afford it

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