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Does My Home Need a Fire Sprinkler System?

There are approximately 37,000 house fires a year in the United Kingdom alone, many of these homes don’t have the protection of a domestic fire sprinkler system, and as a result, they suffer the catastrophic consequences that an uncontrolled blaze can cause – the destruction of a lifetime’s worth of possessions, and the loss of life.


A solution to this problem would be to ensure that all homes are protected by the necessary domestic fire sprinkler systems.


There is often an argument surrounding the cost of adding domestic fire sprinkler systems to a house’s construction. But when you are investing in building a life-long home, fire safety and protection should be priority number one. Generally, the cost of having a sprinkler system or Home Mist system is similar to the cost of having carpets however, the fire suppression system will last far longer than the carpets.


In this article, we’ll take a look at why sprinklers are installed, how they operate to maintain and control a fire, as well as the types of sprinkler heads that are suited to domestic fire sprinkler systems.


Why are Domestic Fire Sprinklers Installed?


Fire sprinklers provide protection against fire damage, and perhaps more importantly, they give people a better chance of getting out if there is a fire. By reducing the chaos and damage that fires can cause, they are not only saving money, and property, they are saving lives.


How Do Domestic Fire Sprinklers Work?


Fire suppression systems such as sprinklers are sensitive to sudden vast changes to temperature. When the temperature in a room that has a sprinkler installed reaches 60-70 degrees, the sprinkler will activate, resulting in water being propelled across the coverable area, suppressing the fire that has caused the surge in temperature.


Sprinkler heads are activated individually where the rise in temperature occurs, this is contrary to the popular belief and depiction in movies that sprinklers all go off together throughout a building.


What to Expect From a Domestic Fire Sprinkler System


These fire prevention methods typically involve the use of modern concealed fire sprinkler heads, which are practically invisible and have very little or no visual impact on its surroundings.


Concealed fire sprinkler heads take into account the symmetry of a room’s lighting, as well as the positioning, so that each sprinkler head is not conflicting with lighting positions.


Water Damage is Reduced With Domestic Fire Sprinkler Systems


When detected in the early stages, fires detected by sprinkler systems can be extinguished using a surprisingly minimal amount of water.


The positioning of a domestic sprinkler system can also play a pivotal role. When correctly positioned, a domestic fire sprinkler head will be activated very promptly following the detection of a fire. This is vital because the developing fire must be contained early to prevent spreading, and damaging circumstances.


The amounts of water used by domestic sprinkler systems to neutralise a blaze would be a fraction of that used by the fire brigade services. 


Without the installation of a sprinkler system, fires are usually allowed to grow and spread, wreaking more havoc, and requiring much more resources and a greater water supply to be maintained. Having a sprinkler system would also mean that the water damage to your property after a fire would be minimal due to the controlled amounts of water being used to relinquish flames.


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We have years of experience carrying out domestic fire sprinkler installations and have all the skills and expertise that are required to ensure that professional designs and installations are provided.


If you require any further information on domestic fire sprinkler systems please get in touch with us via phone 01892 680 090 or via email: info@radfiresprinklers.com. Alternatively, you can fill out one of our contact forms here.


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.
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16:45 15 Nov 13

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