Fires are some of the most common accidents that take place nowadays. You may have heard of the latest fire that has broken out in your city, of the large monetary value associated with fire damage or the lives that were lost. While there are many ways in which you can reduce the risk of a fire occurring in your building, there is no guaranteed solution. This means that you should consider procedures that can be implemented in case of an actual occurrence. While there are many fire detection services available in the marketplace, these devices can only inform you that a fire has broken out in the building. This means that you may have to look for practical ways of extinguishing a small fire. These options include water sprinklers, gaseous fire suppression or carbon dioxide sprinklers. This allows you to prevent a small blaze from spreading and could potentially save your building.
It is always recommended that you evacuate a building as soon as the fire alarm sounds. This will provide the green light for firefighters to assess the situation and tackle the blaze before it spreads any further. However, there may be many cases in which you may have difficulties in evacuating the building due to a blockage created by the flames. In such situations, buildings often make use of an automatic fire extinguishing system that may sprinkle gas, water or other chemicals over the fire in order to contain it within a specific area. When deciding on which option to use for extinguishing a fire, it is important to recognize the various factors involved. For example, there are cost factors, environmental factors and feasibility factors that you may have to consider when implementing an automatic fire extinguishing system from Andrew McLeod Fire Protection Pty Ltd.
While water extinguishing systems are effective in many situations, they come with a few disadvantages as well. They are not as effective in scenarios where there is a lot of wiring involved in the building. Computers, storage devices and other expensive electronic equipment may be damaged by the water used to extinguish the fire. Another option that is widely used is carbon-dioxide. However, this may cause harm to any occupants trapped in the building that come into contact with carbon dioxide. The same goes for chemical sprays that are used as fire extinguishers. In addition to this, liquid based options have a limited range and are not as effective in scenarios where the fire needs to be extinguished speedily. The best option available is gaseous fire suppression systems. It contains inert gases that are harmless to humans and cause no damage to the environment. In addition to this, it is cost effective due to the larger range of gaseous extinguishers.