What I Learned While Remodeling My HomeWhat I Learned While Remodeling My Home


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What I Learned While Remodeling My Home

Me and my wife bought a fixer-upper a few years ago with every intention on converting it into our dream home. The problem was, we were not nearly as skilled in home construction and remodeling as we thought we were. After a few failed projects, we needed to really take a step back and reevaluate our plan. We knew there was no money in the budget to hire a contractor to do everything, so there were some skills we were going to have to learn on our own. After several months of actively seeking out the information we needed to get the job done, we were finally able to successfully remodel the kitchen in our new house. While the house is still a work in progress, we are successfully accomplishing new tasks every day. In this blog, I hope to bring together all of the information we learned along the way.

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Own A Construction Company? How To Provide For Your Fire Extinguisher Needs

When it comes to construction sites, safety should always be a priority. As the owner of a construction company, you owe it to your crew to maintain safe and secure construction sites. Part of that responsibility includes the use of fire extinguishers on each of your construction sites. You might think that you've covered all the bases for your fire extinguisher plans, but you might be surprised. To make sure your construction sites are protected against onsite fires, here are four tips to help you with your fire extinguisher needs. 

Choose the Right Number of Extinguishers

If you're investing in fire extinguishers for your construction sites, you want to go beyond a single-count investment. You might think that one fire extinguisher is sufficient for each construction site, but that's not the case. One fire extinguisher per site may ensure compliance with safety regulations, but that's not far enough to provide the protection you actually need. To ensure maximum fire safety, you should actually have at least two fire extinguishers for each single-level construction project, and four fire extinguishers for each two-story construction project.

Make Extinguishers Easily Accessible

Once you have the right number of fire extinguishers for your construction sites, you also need to make sure that you ensure ease-of-accessibility. First, choose locations that are accessible from multiple areas of the construction site. The best way to do that is to place one fire extinguisher at each end of the site. Next, be sure that the fire extinguishers are temporarily mounted to a wall or beam. Mounting your fire extinguishers will prevent them from being misplaced. 

Label Your Fire Extinguishers

When it comes to investing in fire extinguishers for your construction sites, you want to make sure that you go beyond general use. It's okay to have one or two general use fire extinguishers. But, you also want to have specific-use fire extinguishers, especially where electrical wiring and flammable liquids are concerned. Investing in specific-use fire extinguishers will allow you to react to the types of fires that can erupt on a construction site. Be sure to label each of your fire extinguishers. That way, your crew can grab the right extinguisher when a fire erupts. 

Provide Proper Training

Finally, now that you're choosing fire extinguishers for your construction sites, make sure your crew members know how to use them correctly. The best way to do that is to provide fire extinguisher training for your construction crews. Most local fire departments will provide training for commercial crews. Once your crews are trained for fire extinguisher use, they'll be ready to react when an emergency arises.

For more tips, contact a local fire extinguisher supplier.