Every country has a law that makes it compulsory for all houses and public places to have fire Extinguishers. A fire extinguisher is a kind of fire safety device, which can be used to control all types or sizes of fires, such as kitchen fires or house fires. However, it can also be used to fight larger fires, such as those caused by electrical power surges or burning combustible materials. In fact, best quality fire extinguishers can help save your home from completely burning down if you happen to use it in the right manner.
A fire extinguisher in Pakistan is available to buy from any store, but the price range differs from place to place. Certain large buildings, like those that contain multiple shops, require the purchasing of fire extinguishers manufactured by certain companies, to comply with fire safety regulations. For a domestic user, the most affordable fire extinguishers are those made by European brands such as Mobiak company.
Class A extinguishers are the best ones you could buy for your home. They are made of extremely tough metal and have a very long handle, which makes them easy to use.
Professional fire and safety companies offer five main types including wet chemical, CO2, dry powder, foam and water. These are inexpensive, reliable fire extinguishers, and are suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, commercial facilities and large buildings. Class B fire extinguishers are made for more severe fire fighting capability and are usually sold for around one hundred pounds. They are often used in hospitals, fire stations, and on construction sites.
Class A and B Extinguishers:
Class A extinguisher is equipped with a launch mechanism that has a finger safety ring for easy grip. It has an overall length of eight inches and a weight of four ounces. It has a variable spray button and is good for both cooking and open flames. Class B fire extinguishers are also produced by the Meguiars company. The best-suited extinguisher is one that has a high fire rated and is easy to use.
Two Main Categories
The two main categories of fire extinguishers are the water based and the fire rated 1a10BC. The water-based extinguisher is ideal for all household fires and is available at most hardware stores. Its main advantage over other types of fire extinguishers is that it is safe for home use even if the fuel is not readily accessible. The water extinguisher sprays water up to a distance of about twelve feet, where it can cover a vast area and can quickly put out small and medium-sized fires respectively. The extinguisher is non-repellant and the fire is usually contained within the immediate area.
Working of Fire Extinguisher
The fire extinguisher is made up of a metallic body, a stem, and an external handle. When the fire extinguisher nozzle is pressed, the valve within the case will open and the fire will be directed to the water reservoir through the valve stem. Pressing the handle once more, the nozzle will stop the flow of water and the extinguisher will be turned off. This is a very useful extinguisher for home use because it does not release chemicals into the air, thereby protecting people from breathing in the same substance that has caught fire.
There are many different classes of fire extinguishers according to how they are used. The most common type is Class A, which is used for cooking food. Other uses include cooking liquids like oil, grease, and bleach. Class B fire extinguishers are designed to put out small and moderate-sized fires in the home. They are made up of a metal case with a metal stem and a button on top that is used to arm or disarm the device. Class C extinguishers are not as widely used in home use because they do not have the same features as Class A extinguishers.
Fire extinguisher safety should be taught to all children when they are old enough to understand. It is important to remember that a fire can occur in any home at any time and that if you do not know how to contain one then you should call the fire department immediately. If you are going to let a child play with gasoline or paint thinner, then be sure to let them know about the dangers of these flammable liquids. Always remember that your family’s safety should always come first and that you should not take chances when it comes to fire prevention and safety.