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Ratings & Classes
There are three general classes of residential fire extinguishers:

  • Class A: For fires involving ordinary combustibles such as wood, cloth, paper, rubber and plastics. They are common in typical home settings.
  • Class B: For fires involving flammable liquids such as gasoline, oil, solvents and oil-based paint. Class B fires often spread rapidly. Unless properly suppressed, they can re-flash after the flames have been extinguished.
  • Class C: For fires involving energized electrical equipment.

A fire extinguisher’s rating incorporates the different classes and measures the unit’s firefighting capability. The higher the numbers, the more firefighting power the extinguisher has. For example, an extinguisher rated 3-A:40-B:C is approximately three times more powerful against class A fires and four times more powerful against class B fires than a unit rated 1-A:10-B:C.

The National Fire Protection Association recommends installing at least a 2-A:10-B:C extinguisher for every 40 feet of your home. For garage/workshop, the NFPA recommends using a 3-A:40-B:C extinguisher.

Annual Maintenance Program:  For annual service of your fire extinguisher, we offer 100% mobile service to your home or business at your convenience. 

Six-Year Tear Down and Recharge:  Every six years your fire extinguisher needs to be recharged and serviced by an experienced technician.  This program is also 100% mobile to your location.

Twelve-Year Hydro-Testing:  Every twelve years your fire extinguisher will need to be hydro-tested to make sure it is still functioning properly.  This test is much more extensive and will require the extinguisher to be serviced at our facility for a period of 48 hours.