No business can afford to ignore fire safety. In busy cities such as Edinburgh it is even more vital to keep on top of your fire prevention. The tightly packed nature of the city means the risk of fire spreading is higher. Furthermore, you cannot be sure of your neighbours approach to fire safety so you must be careful of your own.

One indispensable element of fire safety is having adequate fire extinguishers. These essential firefighting tools can be the first line of defense in case of a fire emergency. Here we’re exploring fire extinguisher options in more depth and looking at the fire extinguisher service Edinburgh businesses can access from 1st Choice Fire.

Our Fire Extinguisher Service Edinburgh

Business owners in Edinburgh must keep and maintain functional fire extinguishers on their premises. Our Fire Extinguisher Service Edinburgh offers a comprehensive solution. It also ensures that your extinguishers are in safe condition and ready to use in the event of fire.  Regular servicing also guarantees that the extinguishers are charged correctly, free from damage, and compliant with fire safety regulations.

Types of Fire Extinguishers for Business

There are various types of fire extinguisher that your business might need. We can provide any type of extinguisher to ensure your business has the protection it needs. The main types available include:

  1. Water-based Fire Extinguishers: Ideal for combating Class A fires, they use water to cool and smother burning materials, such as wood, paper, and cloth.
  2. Foam Fire Extinguishers: Suitable for Class A and B fires, foam extinguishers create a barrier that cuts off the oxygen to the fire.
  3. CO2 Fire Extinguishers: Effective on Class B and electrical fires, CO2 extinguishers displace oxygen, stopping the fire’s from spreading.
  4. Powder Fire Extinguishers: For Class A, B, and C fires, powder extinguishers smother and interrup the chemical reaction of the fire.
  5. Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers: for Class F fires, which involve cooking oils and fats, these extinguishers create a chemical reaction that forms a soap-like substance and extinguishes the fire.

You may have a good understanding of the class of extinguisher needed for your business. However, if you’re not sure, our experts can help you select the right extinguishers for your business.

Fire Extinguisher Servicing

By law, all fire extinguishers must be fit for purpose and this involves ensuring you maintain them. They should also be regularly serviced and in good working order. At 1st Choice Fire we provide businesses across Edinburgh with extinguisher services, letting them know when it’s time to replace or refill their equipment.

Fire safety should never be an afterthought. We specialise in helping businesses access high quality fire protection and we’re here if you need advice and guidance. Get in touch to discuss our first extinguisher service in Edinburgh and beyond.