Fire extinguishers are essential home safety tools, providing your family with protection from fire hazards. Stored conveniently for adult members of your household to access quickly in case a fire breaks out, fire extinguishers are there when needed and ready for action when emergencies arise.
Water fire extinguishers have a hose with an attached nozzle, enabling users to direct a jet of water at Class A fires without leaving behind residue or residue behind.
They are Easy to Use
Water extinguishers, also known as air-pressurized water fire extinguishers (APWs), were among the earliest forms of fire fighting equipment ever invented. These devices feature a clear cylindrical container filled with two-thirds tap water and then pressurized with air for use when activated by squeezing its handle; spraying water onto any flames as soon as you squeezed its handle!
Water works to extinguish fire by eliminating oxygen, shutting off chemical reactions needed to sustain it, and cooling objects being sprayed with it. Class A extinguishers such as these are ideal for use against paper, wood, textile and soft furnishings fires.
Water can only be used on Class B fires or electrical fires that use an open circuit, as water conducts electricity. Instead, pair your cylinder with a carbon dioxide extinguisher designed for this use; these units feature red labels without bands to easily identify them and are made of stainless steel to prevent rusting.
They Are Effective
Water fire extinguishers work by spraying a stream of water onto the fire, cooling its fuel and thus stopping its chemical reaction to produce fire, and also helping prevent its re-ignition by taking away its source.
At their best, these flame extinguishers are most useful for fires involving solid combustibles like wood, paper and cloth – Class A fires – however they cannot be used against fires involving liquid flammability (Class B) or electrical equipment (Class C).
Our Water Mist extinguishers provide a 45-55 foot stream of deionized water that effectively cools and smothers fires by penetrating flames to remove oxygen. Their fine mist leaves no residue behind or soaks people or items, making them suitable for use in clean environments such as offices or veterinary surgeries without negatively affecting our earth’s ozone layer.
They Are Safe
Water Mist extinguishers are non-toxic and provide safe protection. Their spray nozzle breaks up water into tiny droplets that effectively extinguish fires without leaving any powdery residue behind – unlike some extinguishers which leave a powdery mess behind them. Furthermore, Water Mist extinguishers won’t conduct electricity like traditional extinguishers would.
As these devices are most effective against Class A fires involving ordinary combustible materials such as wood, paper and cloth, they should only be used on fires classified as Class A. However, they should never be used with Class B liquid fires or electrical equipment as the water would conduct electricity and cause electrocution.
To use a Water Mist extinguisher effectively, first pull the pin that breaks the tamper seal and makes your extinguisher ready for use. Next, aim the nozzle at the base of the fire, sweep over its flames with it while standing far enough away so as to avoid injury from heat or smoke, then aim the nozzle over them with ease.
They Are Affordable
Air-pressurized water fire extinguishers (APWs) are large silver extinguishers which can be filled with tap water from any faucet and pressurized with regular air for effective fire extinguishing. Ideal for Class A fires involving ordinary combustibles like paper, wood and fabric as well as Class B/C liquid fires as well as electrical hazards, these powerful devices make an excellent addition to any fire fighting arsenal.
Foam and dry chemical extinguishers leave behind dusty residue that is hard to clean up after use, but water mist extinguishers offer an easier alternative that leaves less mess behind. They make an ideal choice for offices, warehouses, or any other workplaces where delicate equipment or property must be protected from fire damage.
However, they should never be used on electrical fires as water is a conductor of electricity and could lead to electrocution. Furthermore, water cannot effectively protect against cooking oil fires as their chemicals could potentially trigger hazardous chemical reactions; due to this reason it would be wiser to rely on different types of extinguishers when fighting such fires.