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ABC fire extinguishers are multi-purpose and are the most commonly sold fire extinguishers for businesses and commercial properties. Most often, they will put out the fire seen in ordinary office buildings—including your office or building space in the Houston, Texas area.
The “ABC” of ABC fire extinguishers indicates the classes of fires that the extinguisher will be able to diffuse:
ABC multi-purpose fire extinguishers use a specially fluidized monoammonium phosphate dry chemical to fight against the most common fires that occur in homes and offices. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends fire extinguishers to quickly control smaller fires or contain fires until your local fire department arrives.
If you need to install or replace ABC fire extinguishers in your Houston area building—or are looking for inspection or refill services—contact Kauffman Co. today!
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Is an ABC fire extinguisher right for your Houston area office space or building? ABC fire extinguishers can be safely used on fires involving flammable solids, liquids, and gases as well as those involving electrical equipment.
ABC multi-purpose fire extinguishers put out Class A (ordinary combustibles) fires by insulating them. The chemical melts at approximately 350 F and coats the surface to which it is applied.
ABC multi-purpose fire extinguishers put out Class B (flammable liquid) fires by smothering them and breaking up the chain reaction involved in the fire.
ABC multi-purpose fire extinguishers are electrically non-conductive, making them safe for Class C (electrical) fires.
While they are recommended for most office fire hazards, the dry powder of ABC fire extinguishers is corrosive, so you should be careful and clean it thoroughly after you use it. It should not be your first choice of extinguishers for sensitive electrical equipment (a carbon dioxide extinguisher will work better here). Once the affected area has been declared safe by the fire department, it is crucial to clean the area where the fire broke out.
Still, ABC fire extinguishers are the most common types of fire extinguishers, suitable for most standard environments, including but not limited to:
For more information about the types of fire extinguishers you need in your building or to purchase ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers in Houston or the Great Gulf Coast region, call Kauffman Co. today! Our licensed and experienced fire protection technicians can ensure that your office space is up to not only local codes for fire extinguishers, but all standards for fire protection and suppression systems.
Do you need to install or replace any ABC fire extinguishers in your large office space or facility? Kauffman Co. also offers bulk fire extinguisher sales throughout the Houston area. Call us today for a quote!
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Remember, after you buy a fire extinguisher, make sure you know how to use it! A fire extinguisher is only as useful as the person operating it. If you buy a fire extinguisher from Kauffman Co, remember to schedule a training session for proper fire extinguisher use. Those seemingly simple skills you learn could save your life someday!
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