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Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are fire prevention measures designed to extinguish or control small flames. They are commonly found in commercial properties, as well as apartment buildings and institutions of learning.

Servicing Fire Extinguishers

It’s recommended for fire extinguishers to undergo basic servicing every year and a detailed inspection every five years. These examinations ensure each extinguisher, regardless of type, is both fit for use and effective. Fire extinguishers should be maintained throughout their lifetime by keeping them in good working order. You should replace your fire extinguishers every 10 years, with their maximum lifespan at around 20 years. UK fire safety regulations dictate that at least two fire extinguishers should be located on each story of a building, ensuring there are appropriate fire control measures put in place. This is something to keep in mind when moving to new premises, or opening accommodation to tenants.

SES Electrical Contractors offers a wide range of fire extinguishers, with our engineers and electricians qualified to service all types:

  • Class A – contains water, foam or dry powder and is used for paper, wood and textiles
  • Class B – contains water mist, CO2, foam and is used for flammable liquids 
  • Class C – contains water mist, dry powder and is used for flammable gases
  • Class D – contains specialist dry powder and is used for burning metals
  • Class E – contains water mist, foam, CO2 and is used for fires caused by electrical equipment
  • Class F – contains water mist, wet chemicals and is used for fats and cooking oils.

Fire Extinguishers UK

There are various types of fire extinguishers that can be utilised by both commercial and domestic properties, working to prevent fires and the consequences of such events. Whether you’re wanting to invest in fire safety methods for your business, household, extensions or building of any kind, contact SES Electrical Contractors today for more information.

Call us at: 0207 523 5373

If you’re looking for a reliable fire extinguisher service, call us at 0207 523 5373. We can also assist you with fire alarm installations.

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