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How Much Does a Fire Extinguisher Cost?

 
low costSingle-Use Fire Extinguisher: $10-$20 average costRechargeable Home Fire Extinguisher: $35-$75 high costIndustrial Fire Extinguisher: $300-$800
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Fire extinguishers are usually handheld pressurized units containing a firefighting agent, like water, foam or a chemical. Fire extinguishers are typically marked to fight four different types of fires: a Type A fire is composed of ordinary combustible materials such as wood or paper; Type B involves flammable liquids such as gasoline or grease; Type C involves electrical equipment such as appliances or circuit breakers; and Type D is for combustible chemicals or metals and is typically found in industrial facilities or chemical laboratories. Type K fires usually involve cooking oils or greases, and can be extinguished with type B or C fire extinguishers.

Typical costs:

  • A home single-use fire extinguisher that is capable of fighting A, B or C type fires costs $15-$20. For example, Home Depot sells the Kidde single-use fire extinguisher[1] for $18.
  • Multi-use home and office fire extinguishers typically cost $35-$75. First Alert's heavy duty rechargeable fire extinguisher[2] costs $60.
  • Some fire extinguishers are designed for specific areas such as the kitchen or in the car. Typically, fire extinguishers for the kitchen or car are single-use and cost $10-$20. The Great Hardware Store, an Indiana-based retailer, sells a kitchen extinguisher[3] for $16. An automotive extinguisher[4] is $14.
  • Industrial fire extinguishers, which often are capable of putting out A, B, C and D type fires, cost $300-$800. The tanks of these fire extinguishers are often colored yellow, rather than the traditional red, to indicate the ability to put out D-type fires. DrillSpot.com sells a Buckeye Class D extinguisher[5] for about $450.
  • Fire sprays, also called aerosol extinguishers, cost $15-$25 apiece, but have received negative reviews[6] from Consumer Reports. First Alert sells a two-pack of Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray[7] for $30.
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What should be included:
  • Most fire extinguishers include a pressure gauge, a rating sticker defining what types of fires it can fight, a UL Listed mark indicating it meets stringent safety guideline, and a plastic (single-use) or metal (rechargeable) valve and head. Some manufacturers offer warranties of 10-12 years.
  • Fire extinguishers generally need to be inspected at least once a year. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors provides information on fire extinguisher maintenance and inspection[8] .
Additional costs:
  • Refilling or recharging a fire extinguisher can usually be done by a local fire station. If they don't provide the service, they will know who does. Refilling a fire extinguisher typically costs $15-$20.
  • Wall mounts for fire extinguishers cost $5-$100. DrillSpot.com sells a strap bracket[9] for about $8. A wall-mounted cabinet[10] at Home Depot costs $77.
  • Fire extinguisher signs cost about $3-$15. Amazon has a selection of fire extinguisher placement signs[11] .
Shopping for a fire extinguisher:
  • Look for the UL Listed mark[12] on the fire extinguisher, which means it meets the highest standards for safety and performance.
  • Kidde, a fire extinguisher manufacturer, provides tips on selecting a fire extinguisher for the home[13] or office[14] .
  • ConsumerSearch.com provides reviews[15] of two popular fire extinguishers and what to look for when buying one.
  • The Fire Equipment Manufacturers Association provides useful guides including how to use a portable fire extinguisher[16] and how to inspect and maintain a fire extinguisher[17] .
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External Resources:
  1.  www.homedepot.com/p/t/100015934?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&N=5yc1vZaqsq&R=...
  2.  www.firstalertstore.com/store/products/First-Alert-Rechargeable-Heavy-Duty-Plus-Fire-Ex...
  3.  www.thegreathardwarestore.com/Kidde-Plc-Kitch-10BC-Extinguisher-21005753-p/786515.htm?c...
  4.  www.thegreathardwarestore.com/Kidde-Plc-Auto-Fire-Extinguisher-466310-p/124285.htm
  5.  www.drillspot.com/products/544291/buckeye_fire_equipment_52100_class_d_dry_chemical_fir...
  6.  www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2010/may/home-garden/fire-extinguishers/fi...
  7.  www.firstalertstore.com/store/products/af400-2-tundra-fire-extinguishing-spray.htm
  8.  www.nachi.org/fire-extinguisher-maintenance-inspection.htm
  9.  www.drillspot.com/products/65281/Kidde_VB-5_Heavy_Duty_Fire_Extinguisher_Bracket
  10.  www.homedepot.com/p/t/202222050?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&N=5yc1vZaqsq&R=...
  11.  www.amazon.com/s/url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fire+extinguisher+sign&x=20&y=19
  12.  www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/offerings/industries/buildingmaterials/fire/suppression/ext...
  13.  www.kidde.com/safetymadesimple/pages/howtochooseafireextinguisher.aspx
  14.  www.kidde.com/safetymadesimple/pages/howtochooseafireextinguisherforthebusiness.aspx
  15.  www.consumersearch.com/fire-extinguishers
  16.  www.femalifesafety.org/docs/ExtBrochure.pdf
  17.  www.femalifesafety.org/docs/DecTreeBroch.pdf
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