4 Questions to Ask a Sprinkler System Installer
No matter whether you want a commercial or a residential sprinkler system installed into your property, you will need the very best fire sprinkler installers on the job. Like most services, it is always best to do your research before you commit, as you could end up with a botched system or faulty plumbing. A trusted, experienced fire sprinkler company will have case studies and testimonials for you to base your opinions on. So, if you’re looking for domestic sprinklers systems, sprinkler heads or a system for your commercial property, there are certain factors that you need to remember.
Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we have years of experience in installing residential sprinkler systems across the Southeast, taking on large scale projects to satisfy all of our client’s needs. Fire sprinkler systems are the most effective forms of fire suppression, but what questions should you ask your fire sprinkler installers before committing?
What Accreditations Do You Have?
Accreditation is an independent, third-party assessment of standards within a company, and how equipped and competent they are to perform an activity or hold a certain status. A company that is accredited can display how dedicated and professional they are, giving customers confidence that you are the best business to carry out their required services. 3rd party accreditation in the fire residential sprinkler industry includes IFC and FIRAS.
3rd party accreditations can also give the business confidence in themselves that they are providing an industry-standard job. Most accreditation providers are regulated by UKAS for extra reassurance. Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we have 3rd party accreditation provided by FIRAS and IFC. You can find out more on our accreditations page here.
Are The Fitters Suitably Trained?
Anyone who installs a fire sprinkler system must be fully trained and at a competent enough level to ensure everything is carried out meticulously. Fire sprinkler systems are checked annually, so they must be fitted well to avoid any issues arising in the future. A sprinkler system that has been installed badly won’t make itself known until it is time to expel water. If the sprinkler system is not working effectively, the property could be severely damaged and there could be a threat to life.
Always ask how the sprinkler system installers have been trained to ensure that you are getting the very best service possible. Fire sprinkler companies will usually provide on-site training for their staff and register them with the Residential Sprinkler Association (RSA) or BAFSA.
What Area Do They Specialise In?
Domestic sprinkler systems and commercial sprinklers have very little in common in terms of layout and design, and different disciplines are put in place to ensure they are working optimally. If you want a particular type of sprinkler system installed, check that the company you are considering is experienced in the design, layout and elements that make the system work. Residential fire sprinklers are designed for homes, whereas commercial systems are for larger-scale buildings.
We specialise in domestic sprinkler systems for homes and apartment buildings across the Southeast. You can view our various case studies here.
Know Your Quote
Once you have decided on the company that will install your sprinkler systems, ask them for a quote before you fully commit to their services. It never hurts to ask around for the best possible price. Prices differ based upon which component you will need and how many sprinkler heads are required. The size of your building also plays a part. There are various sprinkler heads available and concealed sprinkler heads are recommended for homes to blend in with the decor.
If you would like to receive a bespoke quote from our qualified sprinkler system installers, please give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.