Benefits of using Dry chemical fire extinguishers

Many people wonder about the differences between fire extinguishers, and how each of their extinguishants are beneficial. One type of fire extinguisher, known as a dry chemical fire extinguisher removes the element of oxygen from fires by fighting it with the use of carbon dioxide. Dry chemical fire extinguishers are very common in commercial, residential and industrial environments due to their many benefits. Read about the benefits of dry chemical fire extinguishers below:

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The benefits of using foam fire extinguishers

Foam fire extinguishers, more accurately referred to as AFFF extinguishers, are fire extinguishers that use an aqueous foam to extinguish fires. These fire extinguishers, although they are not as commonly used as dry chemical fire extinguishers, are a great form of fire fighting equipment with many benefits. Read about the benefits of foam fire extinguishers below:

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How to clean up Fire Extinguisher Residue

Dry chemical fire extinguishers utilize firefighting agents such as monoammonium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. These leave behind a corrosive powder, so it’s essential to clean up dry chemical fire extinguisher residue quickly, especially if it has been in contact with metal surfaces.

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Types of fire hydrant valves and their uses

Fire hydrant valves are fittings that are used to control the flow of water through hoses connected by firefighters. There are various types of fire hydrant valves that can be bought, Maritime Fire offers five quality options for you to choose from. Read about the different types of fire hydrant valves found at Maritime Fire and their uses below:

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Fire safety tips for your home

Fires are unpredictable and dangerous. They can strike at any time anywhere in the house. It’s important to equip yourself with safety precautions against fires. These precautions will help you prevent, escape or detect fires in your home. 

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How to safely use a fire extinguisher?

Fire extinguishers are meant to handle only small fires and those handling them should be properly trained to follow the correct protocol. There are many things to consider before using the fire extinguisher. 

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Recharging your Fire Extinguisher

More often, fire extinguishers are not always ready as most would like to assume; and this is because they haven’t been properly maintained. There are many cases of people attempting to fight an incident-stage fire with a portable extinguisher, only to realize too late that the extinguisher is not charged: even if it has never been used before.

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