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Choosing the Right Fire Extinguisher for your Business

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

As a business owner, fire safety should be a top priority when thinking about your employees and facility. While there’s no sure-fire way to prevent a fire from occurring, extinguishing the flames quickly will greatly reduce the damage that is left behind. Having a fire extinguisher on hand is a great way to combat the flames. Did you know there are different classes of fire extinguishers that extinguish different kinds of fires? Here is a brief description of each of the classes to help you choose which extinguisher is right for your facility.

Class A

-Safe for use on ordinary combustible fire, use on materials such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and plastics.

Class B

-Rated for use on flammable liquids, use on materials such as gasoline, grease, and oil.

Class C

-Safe for fires that are electrically energized.

Class D

-Safe to use on combustible metals like titanium and magnesium.

Class K

-Rated for kitchen fires safe to use on grease, cooking fat, and oil fires.

In the event that a fire can’t be extinguished or damage is left behind, SERVPRO of Central Auglaize/Hardin/Logan Counties is always Here to Help. Call us today at 937-354-3540.

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