Every commercial building in Houston needs fire extinguishers to improve occupant safety. However, the types of extinguishers you install depend on the potential fire risks in your building and what inventory you wish to safeguard. If you face common fire threats and want to protect sensitive electronics or documents, clean agent fire extinguishers could be right for you.
To learn more, call Kauffman Co. today at 713-893-1090 and schedule clean agent fire extinguisher services in the Houston area.
Decades ago, Halon 1211 was the extinguishing agent of choice for buildings with sensitive equipment and materials. In fact, you may still have an old Halon extinguisher in your building. However, because Halon was found to damage the ozone layer, the Clean Air Act outlawed new production of this extinguishing agent in 1994.
In the years since then, manufacturers have filled the gap with clean agent alternatives. Today’s clean agent fire extinguishers use halocarbons to put out flames by interrupting the chemical reaction of the fire triangle.
The extinguishing agents are stored as a pressurized liquid inside a canister, just like ordinary CO2 extinguishers. When you press the lever, the clean agent exits the canister as a gas, cooling and smothering the fire to extinguish it quickly. Clean agents are effective against Class A, B, and C fires.
Clean agents are electrically nonconductive, use no water, and leave behind no residue. This makes them ideal for commercial and industrial facilities containing sensitive computers or materials that could be damaged by water or conventional fire extinguishers.
Some common places where clean agents are used include:
You can expect great results from clean agent fire extinguishers thanks to these benefits:
If you want to protect your Houston building from the dangers of fire without risking your critical equipment or priceless artifacts, Kauffman Co. offers the clean agent fire extinguisher services you need.
If you’re not sure whether you’re due for fire extinguisher services, or you need help deciding if clean extinguishing agents are right for your Houston building, we’re here to help. To schedule the clean agent fire extinguisher services you need, please contact Kauffman Co.
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