Fire is an ever-present risk in every Australian home. If you want to protect your family, it is essential that you invest in firefighting equipment. Having fire extinguishers in your kitchen and garage (two areas where a fire is likely to break out) could make all of the difference in an emergency. One popular type of firefighting equipment is the Halotron extinguisher. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about this type of fire extinguisher.
How do Halotron Extinguishers Put Out Fires?
A Halotron extinguisher releases liquid which evaporates very quickly. As the liquid evaporates, it releases a gas which helps to extinguish the blaze. However, Halotron fire extinguishers have a relatively short range. While this is a disadvantage in spacious settings such as in an industrial warehouse, it isn't a factor inside the average family home.
What Are Some of the Benefits of Using Halotron Extinguishers?
Using a Halotron fire extinguisher offers the average homeowner many benefits. These benefits are detailed below:
Reduced chance damage to the furniture in your home
A major benefit of using a Halotron extinguisher in your home is that once the fire is extinguished, you will have a lot less mess to tidy up. Traditional foam fire extinguishers leave behind a large amount of residue and foam. It can take a long time to clear this foam or residue from the interior of your home, and if you have just experienced a house fire, you probably have better things to be doing, like calling your insurance company. The reduced amount of mess created by the Halotron extinguisher also reduces the chances that the soft furnishings and other surfaces in your home will be damaged.
Increased health protection for you and your family
Using a fire extinguisher can result in environmental damage which may place you or your family at risk. For example, if you use a traditional powder fire extinguisher in order to deal with a blaze in your home, you may find that you develop breathing difficulties as the powder enters your lungs. If you opt for a Halotron extinguisher, this will not be a problem. The gases used in a Halotron extinguisher are completely inert, and any residue quickly evaporates into the air, massively reducing the chance that you or a member of your family will develop breathing problems.
If you would like to find out more, contact a company which specialises in firefighting equipment.