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Fire Extinguisher

Keep a fire extinguisher on every floor of your home, and an extra one in the kitchen, where the majority of fires start (some insurance policies will give you a discount on your premium for having them). Get multipurpose A:B:C extinguishers that douse flames from three types of fires: ordinary combustibles, flammable liquids, and electrical. Check the pressure gauges periodically and have the extinguishers recharged when the pressure drops.

Kidde Full Home fire extinguisher, $40; homedepot.com

Tip: Opt for a five-pound fire extinguisher, which is light enough for most people to use easily.
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