Having a fire in your home can be scary and costly. A fire extinguisher could help to stop things before they get out of control. Fire extinguishers for residential buildings in Scotland should be professionally installed and regularly maintained. The best way to do this is to hire a fire prevention company. They will assess your property and advise you on the best course of action.

Do You Need Fire Extinguishers for Residential Buildings in Scotland?

There is no law stating you must have a fire extinguisher in your home. Small HMOs often only need to have a fire blanket. Large residential buildings may require them depending on the number of occupants. If you are not sure if you need them, you should get a fire risk assessment done to ensure you are complying with the law and protecting your residents.

Whether your building legal requires fire extinguishers or not, they are an excellent way to tackle small fires and to stop them from spreading.

Where Should You Put Fire Extinguishers

Ideally, you should locate fire extinguishers near to possible hazards. So near the kitchen for example. You need to mount them on the walls or put them in permanent and easy to see stands. Put them along any evacuation routes so that they can be easily found if an exit is blocked by fire.

Where Can You Get Fire Extinguishers

If you are considering getting fire extinguishers for a residential building, whether it’s your home or a rental property, you want to make sure you do it correctly. You want to know the extinguishers will work when you need them and that they are properly installed.1st Choice Fire Protection Services will come to your property so that you have peace of mind. They will assess your current fire risk, then advise you about how to make things safer. They can install and maintain the extinguishers, so you know you are reducing your fire risk.