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Benefits of Fire Sprinkler Systems You Might Not Expect

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It’s no secret how effective fire sprinklers are when installed in a number of properties. They reduce the average property loss by 71%, and their performance effectiveness is 99% across all building types. They also react quickly to a fire and work to extinguish it promptly before the fire can spread out of control. These are common benefits that can sell the appeal of a fire sprinkler system, but there are so many more attractive qualities that water sprinklers possess. From water mist fire suppression systems to automatic, traditional fire sprinkler systems, all buildings can enjoy the benefits and safety of having a system installed.

Fire sprinklers are perfect for domestic properties and businesses alike, and can be designed and installed to fit your property’s dimensions perfectly. The effects of a fire can be devastating, and can not only destroy properties but can endanger life too. A fire needs to be controlled quickly before it can spread out of control, which is where the efficiency of fire sprinkler systems comes in. There are numerous benefits and some that you may not even expect…


They Actually Save Water

Many people hold the misconception that fire sprinkler systems can flood properties and cause significant damage, but this simply isn’t the case. An automatic water sprinkler system works to detect heat from a fire rather than smoke, extinguishing the flames before they spread to uncontrollable measures. This can help save your property from fire damage and warn anyone in the property to evacuate quickly. If a fire breaks out in a property without sprinklers installed, the fire department will distribute a much larger amount of water than sprinklers would; by installing a fire sprinkler system, you’re actually saving water.

If you really want to keep your water usage to a minimum, water mist systems release water vapour with far smaller water droplets in order to suffocate the fire and displace the oxygen. This prevents the fire from growing without expelling too much water. To find out more about our water mist fire suppression systems, please visit us here.


They’re Affordable in Comparison with Fire Damage

Another reason people may choose not to install a fire sprinkler system is that they believe that it is too expensive. Fire sprinklers may not be the best choice for everyone in this sense, but if you compare the cost of a sprinkler system to the amount of damage caused, there’s no contest. Fire damage restoration costs can cost up to £70,000 depending on the extent of the damage. If your home and your possessions can somehow be salvaged, you’re looking at costs of around £35,000 for restoration. When compared to the cost of a sprinkler system, there’s one easy decision to make.

The cost of a sprinkler system depends on a number of factors, including your property size and water supply. To receive a costs guide, please visit us on our website here.


There are Different Sprinkler Heads for Different Properties

Depending on the size of your property and various other factors, you could benefit from one sprinkler system more than another. Pendent sprinkler heads are perfectly suited to offices, hotels and other commercial spaces, with water being ejected in a circular motion to cover as much ground as possible. Concealed sprinkler heads are a common sight in domestic properties, schools and care homes. The sprinkler head is hidden behind a white ceiling cover plate, which drops to the floor when the heat rises. These plates should never be interfered with, as it can affect the success of the sprinkler working.


They’re the Quickest Way to Extinguish a Fire

Smoke alarms work to alert people within the property that a fire is present. Once the fire is located, people in the property may wish to put it out themselves by using a fire extinguisher or other form of fire suppression. Although it is recommended in all properties that a smoke alarm be installed, and it’s always beneficial to have a fire safety plan in place, fire sprinklers work quickly. They can aid your smoke alarm system to both alert people of a fire and extinguish the flames, providing extra safety for everyone involved. 

If you would like to find out more, or to receive a bespoke quote, please give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form here.

Mist system was a great solution for our renovation needs and them team at RAD have been great. Always communicated clearly and been on hand to discuss over the phone as needed. Would highly recommend!
09:32 17 Jul 22
I have used RAD for a couple of projects and found them to be good to deal with. They did a pair of 3 storey open plan houses and seven three and four story town houses. The sprinklers were to improve fire safety, allow more flexible space and comply with building regulations. The sprinklers were far more cost effective than the mist type systems and look very discrete when installed.
Paul Jeary
15:50 11 Jul 22
It has been a pleasure to deal with RAD for installation of fire sprinklers at our site is Sevenoaks. They were fast, professional, working to time and quote, which made it easy to work with them.
Katrina Horobin
12:03 29 Jun 22
My requirement was a bit unusual for RAD in that I wanted a mist system in one room of a rented house. I had no drawings or technical back up. RAD were very helpful and repositioned the unit after the initial installation. Luckily with the help of Sonny, the engineer it all worked out very well.
Simon Gurney
16:16 12 May 22
I have used RAD for the last 10 years for all of my housing developments in need of a sprinkler system. Easy process from start to finish and no issues or problems throughout. Always someone at hand to answer a querie and we have a great working relationship with the team at RAD. Would highly recommend.
15:33 12 May 22
Diligent & a very professional team. A joy to deal with. Will certainly be calling on them to help with many more future schemes.
Jason Tema
22:17 08 Jul 19
Great team, fitting sprinklers, saving lives & property... What more could you wish for!!!
Colin P
17:53 01 Jul 17
Excellent company & great service... This company rocks! They sprinkle fires & save lives!!!
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07:15 16 Dec 16
As somebody who feels that it should be a necessity for all properties to have fire sprinkler systems, I am a big fan of this company. I have used them numerous times to service my home system and they are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend their service.
Kate Fraser
09:25 30 Mar 15
One look at Rad Fire Sprinkler's website will tell you that these guys know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to Fire Sprinklers and the legislation surrounding fire safety. A very trustworthy company.
Adam Hudson
16:45 15 Nov 13

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