There are seven common types of fire extinguishers. Two of them do not have to be cleaned after use. Those two are:
The other five types of fire extinguishers require thorough cleaning to be performed after use. Those five and what they are made of are listed here. Out of these five, the Halotron extinguisher is the only one that requires very different cleaning procedures.
The other types can all be cleaned with the procedures under "Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher Residue Clean Up."
1. Install a HEPA air scrubber to remove all airborne particles.
2. Use a HEPA vacuum to clean all surfaces and contents inside cabinets and drawers.
3. Because dry chemical fire extinguishers are very corrosive to metal surfaces, those surfaces should be cleaned first.
4. Clean all surfaces using Unsmoke Degrease-All diluted at 14 oz per gallon of water.
5. Neutralize all surfaces using Unitex Daily Clean. For carpets, use Matrix All Fiber Rinse diluted at 4-6 oz per gallon of water.
6. Kitchen plates and cookware can be washed in the dishwasher or by hand with a standard dishwashing soap.
7. Clothing can be washed as normal in the washing machine.
Always follow label directions, and never mix products unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.
Degrease-All offers a special blend of tough cleaning agents formulated to remove silt and soot from walls, fixtures, sealed wood, painted surfaces, yet gentle enough to be used as a traffic lane cleaner. It also removes heavy smoke odors.
Now infused with SenTec™ malodor counteractant technology, Daily Clean cuts through dirt, grime, AND odors! It leaves no streaks, haze, or residues. Low-foam and concentrated, it works best mixed 1–3 ounces per gallon. Apply with an automatic scrubber or mop for terrific results.