Professional Fire Extinguisher Sales, Service & Inspections in Fraser and Macomb County
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A crucial step in protecting your business or property from a fire is to have portable fire extinguishers nearby. At Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service, we have a variety of fire extinguishers for our customers to choose from to fit their specific needs. Many people don't realize that each fire extinguisher has a class that indicates the type of fire it's intended for, and it's crucial that you make the right choice for your property.
Which Type of Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?
This guide will help you determine the type fire extinguisher you need for your property based on the various fire hazards located on and around the premises.
Fire extinguisher classes & which type of fire they're effective against:
- Class A - Ordinary combustibles such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and plastics.
- Class B - Flammable liquids and gases such as grease, gasoline, and oil-based paints.
- Class C - Electrical equipment such as appliances or tools.
- Class D - Combustible metals such as titanium and magnesium.
- Class K - Cooking oil or fat like vegetable oil or animal oils.
If you don’t want to stock up on multiple different fire extinguishers in order to cover all your bases, have no fear! Most fire extinguishers fit into multiple classes. For example, it’s common to see a fire extinguisher labeled as Class A:B, this means it’s effective against combustible materials, as well as flammable liquids. In many cases, business owners choose ABC fire extinguishers which can put out most fires that typically occur in a building.
Types of fire extinguishers & their class ratings:
Fire extinguishers that use pressurized water are generally inexpensive and result in minimal harm to your property when used. Compared to chemical-based counterparts, the mess from a pressurized water extinguisher is much easier to clean up. Pressurized water fire extinguishers can be used on Class A fires.
These fire extinguishers create a mist that prevents electricity from being conducted back to the operator. Water mist extinguishers are ideal for Class A and C fires.
Dry chemical powder fire extinguishers are used to coat the surface of burning materials, which causes the fire to die. They are effective against a wide range of fire types. Dry chemicals can be used on Class A, B, and C fires.
Clean agent fire extinguishers can extinguish fires in one of three ways: displacing oxygen, reducing heat in the area of combustion, or preventing chemical reactions from occurring. Ideal for sensitive areas, clean agents don’t leave residue on surfaces after being deployed. Clean agent fire extinguishers can be used on Class B and C fires.
Specifically made to protect people and property in high-risk areas, wheeled units are heavy-duty portable fire extinguishers. They can still be operated by just one person, but are more effective against large fires than standard handheld extinguishers. These units are frequently used in manufacturing facilities, airports, mills, and other areas where combustible materials are stored.
Have Confidence That Your Property Has the Most Effective Fire Protection
Extinguisher Sales and Service has decades of experience and exceptional knowledge, so you can be confident that your property is getting the best fire protection possible.
It’s important to know which type of fire extinguisher to use in any given situation, but it’s just as important to ensure that your fire extinguishers are properly maintained and easily accessible in case of a fire emergency. You should also have your alarm system regularly inspected to help effectively detect fires before it’s too late for your extinguisher to be effective. Don't wait - the team at Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service is on-call to assist you today!