General Household Fire Extinguishers
Without previous training, an extinguisher may be used incorrectly according to the type of burning fuel, causing the fire to worsen rather than extinguish. The most common types of fire within the home are fuelled by solid combustibles (class A), flammable liquids (class B), flammable gases (class C) and electrical equipment. To avoid the danger of worsening a fire, the majority of homes install a multi-class extinguisher.
The ABC powder fire extinguisher is known as a multi-purpose unit. It is popular for use in the home as it has the ability to tackle class A, B, C and electrical fires without having to pair up two different types of extinguisher to achieve the same rating. It is not suitable, however, on fat fires and deep fat fryers. They also cause quite a bit of mess when discharged. Home owners therefore prefer the dry water mist fire extinguisher. Similarly to the ABC power extinguisher, the dry water mist is suitable for class A, B, C and electrical equipment fires, but has the added benefit of a class F fire rating. Class F refers to fires involving cooking fats and oils, allowing it to be used on deep fat fryers or chip pans. Discharged as a fine mist spray of de-mineralised water, the extinguishing medium is non-harmful and leaves minimal residue to clean up.
Many people also like to install a fire blanket in the home, particularly within the kitchen area. Fire blankets are used in case of chip pan, saucepan, waste bin or clothing fires.
The 2kg powder fire extinguisher is lightweight and supplied with a bracket and quick release strap. Able to tackle class A, B and C type fires as well as electrical equipment, the powder fire extinguisher is also known as the multi-purpose extinguisher.
£20.00 exc VAT
Filled with de-ionised water, dry water mist fire extinguishers feature a specially designed nozzle that allows for the extinguisher to be used on classes A, B, C, F and even electrical equipment fires. Ideal for use in kitchens, caravans and boats, the 1ltr+ dry water mist extinguisher is compact in size but creates an effective cooling blanket and helps to reduce the oxygen content. When used, the water is discharged as a fine mist, leaving no residue and as tiny droplets are created this means that electricity can not travel though them.
£40.00 exc VAT
The 3ltr dry water mist fire extinguisher is suitable for tackling common fires including class A (solid materials), class B (flammable liquids) and class C (flammable gases). Due to its uniquely designed nozzle, the de-ionised water discharges as a fine curtain mist, producing billions of tiny water droplets. This method allows the extinguisher to be safely used on or near electrical equipment as well as class F cooking oil fires, as the droplets have no adverse reaction with burning liquid.
£51.00 exc VAT