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Choosing The Appropriate Fire Extinguisher For Your Business

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know there are different classes of fire extinguishers? It’s important when it comes to choosing the appropriate fire extinguisher for your business, especially if fire damage strikes. In the event that it does, SERVPRO® of Jefferson City is Here to Help.® 

Below is a breakdown of the different classes of fire extinguishers. 

Class A: This is the most common extinguisher and can be used to put out fires in ordinary combustibles such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and many plastics. 

Class B: Used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline, and oil. 

Class C: Designed for fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment electrically energized or plugged in. 

Class D: For use on flammable metals; often specific for the type of metal in question. These are typically found only in factories working with those metals. 

Class K: Intended for use on fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances. These extinguishers are generally found in commercial kitchens but are becoming more popular in the residential market for use in home kitchens as well.

Choosing the appropriate fire extinguisher for your business is critical. If fire damage strikes your commercial property, rely on the leader in the Fire & Water -- Cleanup & Restoration™  industry. SERVPRO® of Jefferson City is Here to Help.® We exist to help make the damage "Like it never even happened."® We’re available and here to serve you for all your emergency service needs 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Call us anytime for all your commercial needs: 573-635-5883.

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