You already know that fire extinguishers are a requirement for any commercial building. In fact, fire extinguishers are the first line of defense in most fire emergency situations. But did you know that there are a variety of fire extinguishers to choose from? There are different types of extinguishers used for a wide array of different fires. Knowing which types you need depending on your business and building location is integral to the health and safety of all employees as well as the health and safety of your business. Here is some important information that can help make your life easier when it comes to choosing the right fire extinguisher for any business.
ABC Dry Chemical
The standard fire extinguisher is typically the ABC dry chemical one. In fact, it’s called as such because it can be used on a range of different fires, specifically A,B or C fires. This type of fire extinguisher uses a special powder that helps put out fires which are started by common combustible solid objects. Burning gases and liquids make a magnificent choice for an office environment. However, it’s important to note that the powder can end up leaving a mess in its wake.
Class K Wet Chemical
Mainly used for extinguishing cooking fires, they are a great option if you have a commercial kitchen within your business. These types of extinguishers are necessary in a restaurant or other kitchen. In fact, kitchen firs are some of the most common ones that occur. As a result, keeping your commercial kitchen in tact will require that you always have a class K fire extinguisher handy.
In buildings that contain super sensitive equipment, a regular fire extinguisher may cause more harm than good. In fact, hospitals and other healthcare facilities usually have a pressurized fire extinguisher on hand to alleviate any damage to incredibly important machinery.
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