Fire Extinguisher Installation & Fire Extinguisher Inspection Services in Phoenix, AZ
A fire extinguisher is a valuable piece of safety equipment that can prevent a small fire from turning into a raging inferno. The National Fire Protection Association recommends having at least one fire extinguisher on every floor in a home — particularly in areas that pose the highest risk of fire. Examples include the kitchen, laundry room and garage.
Additionally, it’s a good idea to have a fire extinguisher on hand in the master bedroom in case of a nighttime fire. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration also has specific guidelines for the placement, use, maintenance and testing of portable fire extinguishers in the workplace.
What Are the Different Types of Fire Extinguishers?
There are three different classifications for household fire extinguishers in the United States:
- Class A: Used to put out a fire containing solid, non-metallic materials such as paper, wood and cloth
- Class B: The best choice for combatting fires caused by the ignition of flammable liquids, such as gasoline or cooking oil
- Class C: Used to extinguish electrical fires, such as in wiring or household appliances
A fire extinguisher label will have a number next to the letter classification to indicate its level of effectiveness. For instance, a 3-B-rated extinguisher will work better on a kitchen grease fire than a 2-B model. It’s also possible to purchase a fire extinguisher that works well against two or all three classifications.
Fire extinguishers come in various sizes — the size indicates the weight of the chemicals inside the unit. This allows you to select the size that’s best-suited to the specific environment. For example, a 10-pound model is the best option for a garage or other large area, while a stovetop unit features a compact design that enables easy mounting underneath a kitchen range hood.
Titan Alarm Inc. Can Help You Choose the Right Fire Extinguisher
If you need fire extinguishers for your Phoenix, AZ-area home or business, look no further than Titan Alarm Inc. We offer a wide selection of top-quality fire extinguisher models from leading manufacturers. We also have the expertise to help you make the best choice for your needs and budget. Contact us for more information today!