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Which Fire Extinguisher Is Right For You?

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

Hint: You should have the one that fits your environment.

Homeowners and business owners in Greenwich want to keep their property safe in the event of a fire.  The key to preventing damage is being prepared.  This means having a plan.  A crucial part of a fire safety plan is having a fire extinguisher, knowing where it is, and knowing how to use it.  Depending on what you will probably be using it for, there are a few options that you should look at.

Types of Extinguishers:

Class A: freely burning, combustible solid materials such as wood or paper

Class B: flammable liquid or gas

Class C: energized electrical fire (energized electrical source serves as the ignitor of a class A or B fire – if electrical source is removed, it is no longer a class C fire)

Class D: metallic fire (titanium, zirconium, magnesium, sodium)

Class K: cooking fires – animal or vegetable oils or fats

For most people, the best to have around the home are Class A or Class B. These types cover most of the fires that would occur in a home or business setting.  These are best for furniture, carpets, drapes, and other common items.  Class D and K are more specialized options.  For instance, Class K is common in commercial kitchens where cooking fires have a higher probability of occurring.  If you cook a lot at home, you can absolutely invest in one of these as well.

Even a small fire can mean serious damage to your home or business.  After a fire in your home or business, SERVPRO of Greenwich has the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your commercial damage remediation needs.  That’s why we should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for immediate assistance.

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