When To Use A Water Fire Extinguisher
Water fire extinguishers are used to extinguish class A fires, or in other words fires involving flammable solids such as paper, wood, and textile materials.
They are most commonly used within environments containing combustible materials such as warehouses, textile factories, storage facilities and office spaces.
It can also be beneficial to use a water fire extinguisher within a domestic setting such as living rooms and bedrooms.
Water fire extinguishers cannot be used on electrical fires. Water is a conductor of electricity, and as such it could cause extreme damage if a water fire extinguisher is used. For this reason, it is a good idea to pair your water extinguisher with a CO2 fire extinguisher which is highly effective on electrical equipment.
To learn more about the different types of fires and fire extinguishers, please refer to this detailed chart.