LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At Global Fire Technologies, Inc., you'll find a leading company for fire safety monitoring, testing and installation of equipment such as sprinkler service in Tujunga, the San Fernando Valley, and all of greater Los Angeles They offer the kind of fire alarm inspection Tujunga and Southern California property owners count on, so that they are able to adhere to all federal, state and local fire codes. However, for many customers of the acclaimed fire safety firm, it is their fire extinguisher service in Tujunga and across Los Angeles that makes all the difference in the occurrence of an uncontrolled fire.
The experts at Global Fire understand that fire extinguishers aren't only essential for ensuring security but, in many public and private structures, they're necessary in order to pass municipal building and safety codes. However, while most everyone is familiar with fire extinguishers, very few among us have ever actually taken the time to learn the fundamentals of how they work – making certain that they're effectively utilized in the event that an uncontrolled fire does occur.
In essence, fire is the result of a chemical combustion reaction – typically involving oxygen and fuel such as wood or gasoline. The three essential elements in a fire are extreme heat, oxygen, and fuel. Fire extinguishers are designed to remove at least one of these elements, thus making sure the fire dies out. In many commonly used fire extinguishers from Global Fire, a plastic siphon tube leads from the bottom of a reservoir of compressed fire-suppressant material; it is a spring-mounted valve then blocks the passageway from the siphon to the nozzle. At the top of the cylinder, there is a smaller cylinder filled with a compressed gas, such as carbon dioxide, while a release valve keeps the gas from escaping.
To use the extinguisher, simply pull out the safety pin and depress the operating lever. This will cause the lever to push on an actuating rod, thus pressing the spring mounted valve down, opening up the passage to the nozzle. The sharp point at the bottom of the actuating rod will press the gas cylinder release valve, leading the compressed gas to escape.
To use an extinguisher properly, one should aim the fire suppressant at the fire's fuel, rather than the fire itself, and move the stream in a sweeping motion, thus choking the fire completely. With a fire extinguisher from Global Fire, you can rest assured that your equipment will be operating as effectively as possible. Perhaps most importantly, their team is able and willing to provide extensive testing of all fire safety equipment, ensuring that it is optimal working condition when you need it most. They are frequently trusted by those looking to pass stringent LAFD Reg. 4 regulations.
If you're a property owner or building manager looking to for the ideal fire extinguishers, as well as other ensuring that all fire equipment receives appropriate monitoring, installation and testing, the team at Global Fire Technologies, Inc. can be trusted to protect your investments and those under your care. Contact them by calling 818-330-7136, or visit the company's web site at GloFireTech.com.
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