Why choose water fire extinguishers

Water fire extinguishers are safety devices that use water as an extinguishing agent to put out class A fires (solid materials such as wood, paper, fabrics) and in some cases also class B (flammable liquids) and F (oils and cooking fat).

Water has a great capacity to absorb heat and to cool burning material. The water fire extinguisher consists of a tank containing about 90% of water, while the rest of the volume is made up of filming agents and additives which improve the extinguishing effectiveness. The water comes out with a nebulised or fractionated jet which increases the heat exchange.

  • They are effective against the most common fires in the home and office.

  • They are environmentally friendly and do not harm the environment.

  • They are cheap and easy to refill.

  • They are simple to use and maintain.

  • They are safe and non-toxic.

Gielle also offers a complete fire extinguisher maintenance service to guarantee the correct functioning of all fire-fighting devices.

Characteristics of water fire extinguishers

Water fire extinguishers are environmentally friendly and inexpensive, but are not suitable for extinguishing class C (gas) and class D (metal) fires and should not be used on electrical equipment as they are not dielectric. In Italy, the application of the danger symbol on these fire extinguishers is mandatory.

There are different types and sizes on the market, from 500 ml portable ones to 6 liter or more. Water fire extinguisher prices vary depending on the capacity and quality of the fire extinguisher.

Not sure which fire extinguisher to choose? Contact us now!
Gielle has a wide range of portable and wheeled water fire extinguishers, our technicians are at your disposal to advise you in choosing the most suitable product for your fire-fighting needs.

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    Fire extinguishers regulations

    Fire extinguishers regulations are rules and guidelines that specify the requirements and standards for fire extinguishers in different settings and situations. Fire extinguisher regulations may vary depending on the country, region, industry or authority that issues them.

    Some of the common aspects of fire extinguisher regulations are:

    • Fire extinguishers must be installed in easily accessible and visible places, close to exits and fire hazards.

    • Fire extinguishers must be appropriate for the class of fire they can extinguish (A, B, C, D o F).

    • Fire extinguishers must be maintained in good condition and checked periodically by qualified personnel.

    • Fire extinguishers must be installed at least 10cm from the floor up to a maximum of 1.5m. The exceptions are fire extinguishers heavier than 18kg, which can be installed up to 1.1m off the floor, and wheeled fire extinguishers that do not need to be lifted off the floor.

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    Fire extinguishers disposal

    Gielle offers a complete fire extinguisher disposal service, it takes care of collecting and disposing of used or expired fire extinguishers in a safe way and in compliance with environmental standards. Our fire extinguisher disposal service offers many advantages.

    Complete service

    We take care of all stages of disposal, from collection to transport and recycling of fire extinguishers.

    Certified company

    We guarantee the traceability and documentation of the disposal, providing the necessary certificates.

    Save time and money

    We take care of everything! You also won’t have to worry about fines or penalties for improper disposal.

    Safeguard the environment

    The disposal service reduces the impact of fire extinguishers on waste and promotes their recovery and reuse.


    Fire protection systems

    We offer solutions with natural or chemical extinguishing agents, gas/water-combined as well as water mist solutions.


    Fire extinguishers

    Gielle offers a huge selection of quality fire extinguishers with a wide range of approvals including CE Mark and more.


    Fire systems maintenance

    Fire protection systems require regular servicing to run at optimum performance and effectively combat fire.


    International Halon Bank

    Gielle is authorized halon banking and reception facility for halon recovery and recycling activities.


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    with the best total fire protection solutions.