Choosing Better Supplies

When it comes to creating a superior product, the quality of the supplies you are using is crucial to your success. I started thinking carefully about which supplies companies were using to create products a few years ago, and I learned a lot about the process. After evaluating a wide range of different businesses, I now consider myself an industrial equipment enthusiast, and I love to learn more about the process each and every day. This blog is all about creating a better product by working with the right suppliers, being careful with your processes, and avoiding manufacturing problems in the long haul.

Factors To Consider When Picking The Best Fire Extinguishers For Your Commercial Building


When a fire occurs, the faster the flames can be contained and controlled, the better the outcome on so many levels. Fire extinguishers are undeniably important in commercial settings for this precise reason. If a fire takes place, access to a fire extinguisher can mean the difference between a small area of damage and a total building loss with many employees at risk. 

While most commercial building owners fully understand the importance of having a fire extinguisher unit placed in precise areas, many also don't know how to pick the right units. Take a look at a few factors to consider as you shop for fire extinguishers for your commercial building. 

Are there certain hazards more probable in your building?

Knowing what fire hazards you face is important when picking a fire extinguisher because different units are filled with materials that work best on certain types of fires. Depending on the nature of your business, you could have different fire hazards to consider. For example, if you are a paper manufacturing company, the majority of the hazards may be related to paper or wood. However, if you deal with chemicals in your business, you may need a different kind of unit that contains ingredients designed to extinguish chemical fires. 

How big is the area where the fire extinguisher will be placed?

Fire extinguishers come in different sizes. The most common sizes include: 

  • 2.5-pound units — Typically used in automobiles or small areas 
  • 5-pound units — Typically used for residential purposes or small offices 
  • 10-pound units — Typically used for larger areas, including commercial spaces 

Naturally, most commercial spaces will require a larger fire extinguisher. However, a smaller size may be suitable for smaller rooms within the building or even for placement on something like a forklift or interior-used vehicle. 

Will your employees need to know how to use the fire extinguisher unit?

This is important in some types of commercial buildings. Ideally, there will be more than one person on staff that knows how to effectively retrieve, activate, and use the unit to extinguish a fire. However, some units are more user-friendly than others and require a bit more than surface-level knowledge to use properly. If you intend for most people in your commercial building to learn how to use a fire extinguisher if needed, look for more simplistic models that require a user to pull the tab, aim, and squeeze the trigger. 

Contact a company like Fire Tech Extinguisher Service to learn more. 


17 February 2023