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What Are the Different Types of Fire Suppression Systems Available? October 24, 2017

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What Are the Different Types of Fire Suppression Systems Available?, Anchorage, Alaska

When it comes to your home or business, safety should be at the top of your priority list. Investing in a reliable fire suppression system can mitigate the devastating effects by helping you either keep it contained or put it out. This should give you enough time to evacuate and call for help.

Learn about the different types of fire suppression systems below:

  • fire suppressionWater: Water is a common element used in fire suppression systems. You can choose between installing a manual or automatic sprinkler system for your home or office. Automatic sprinkler systems work in conjunction with smoke or fire alarms, which trigger them once they go off. Manual sprinkler systems, on the other hand, are not connected to detectors and must be switched on to activate.

  • Inert Gases: Elements such as purified nitrogen and argon suppress fire by cutting its oxygen source. Chemical agents can be dangerous if mishandled and must only be used in situations where the fire can cause further damage to the surrounding property.

  • Wet Chemical: Potassium carbonate is typically used in some aerosol fire extinguishers because it’s safe, odorless, and can regulate pH levels. In fact, this element is so safe that it is also used in winemaking and as a buffering agent for some medications.

  • Dry Chemical: Sodium bicarbonate is among the more popular dry chemical agents that are known to be effective in putting out electrical and grease fires. It turns into a soap-like foam that effectively smothers the fire before it gets out of hand.


Fire is an ever-present danger that strikes without warning, so it’s best to always be prepared with the right system for your environment. Get reliable protection services today by calling Yukon Fire Protection Services at (907) 563-3608. This company has been providing quality fire suppression systems in Anchorage, AK, for over 30 years. Visit their website to learn about their 24-hour emergency services.

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