Categories for Fire Extinguisher Service

Top Three Dangers of Using Fire Extinguishers Incorrectly

December 31, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

While nobody likes to think about the worst happening, it’s always a good idea to plan for it anyways. For starters, having multiple fire extinguishers positioned uniformly around your home or place of business is just sound planning. Also, know how to use them: Most fire extinguishers have clear instructions printed right on the canister, and it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself ahead of time. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that there are actually different types of extinguishers meant to deal with different types of fires. There are some dangers associated with the incorrect use of fire extinguishers, so... View Article

The Fire Extinguisher: A Brief History

December 17, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Who invented the fire extinguisher? When was the first fire extinguisher invented? And how has the fire extinguisher evolved over the years? The fire extinguisher has a long history and dates back further than you might expect. Here’s a quick look at the history of the fire extinguisher and its evolution over the past several centuries. Early beginnings The first recorded fire extinguisher was patented in England in 1723 by Ambrose Godfrey. Godfrey was a chemist and developed a cash of liquid designed to extinguish fires which contained a pewter chamber of gunpowder. A system of fuses would light up,... View Article

Do You Know When to Replace a Fire Extinguisher?

November 18, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

It comes as a bit of a surprise to some of our customers when we tell them they need to replace their fire extinguisher. Business owners don’t realize fire extinguishers eventually expire, and some kinds even need to be replaced after they’re used. The good news is that we’re here to clear up any confusion. Keep reading to learn more about how to know when a fire extinguisher is expired. Do you have to replace a fire extinguisher after use? Most extinguishers are reusable, so you don’t need to replace them after each use—but you can’t just put the extinguisher... View Article

Everything You Should Know About Fire Extinguisher Ratings

November 4, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Many of our customers are surprised to find out that not all fire extinguishers are created equal. There are many different kinds of extinguishers, which fall into several distinct categories on the fire extinguisher ratings chart. It’s vital to have a basic understanding of this chart and to buy the right type of extinguisher for your business. We put together this post to clear up any confusion about fire extinguisher ratings. What do the ratings on a fire extinguisher mean? Determining what class of extinguisher you have is easy if you know what the letters on the canister label mean.... View Article

What’s the Best Fire Extinguisher for Your Home?

July 21, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Not many people realize that there’s more than one type of fire extinguisher. In fact, there are five different types of fire extinguishers, including water, foam, CO2, wet chemical and dry powder. While many homes and apartments come with a fire extinguisher, you may end up having to purchase your own. Certain types of businesses also require a specific type of fire extinguisher. In any case, it’s important to know everything you can about the different types of fire extinguishers so you can ensure you’re investing in the right one. Different types of fires Before choosing the right fire extinguishers,... View Article