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Domestic vs. Commercial Sprinkler Systems: The Facts

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No matter whether you opt for commercial or domestic sprinkler system installation, they will each provide a reliable, life-saving service. Efficient water sprinkler systems are around 99% effective in properties where they are installed, keeping inhabitants safe and protecting the building from structural and material damage. From residential fire sprinkler systems to commercial variations, all systems have one thing in common; their sole purpose is to save lives, with various other benefits thrown in for good measure.

We’ve previously discussed the differences between commercial and domestic sprinkler systems, but they’re really not all that different. Commercial systems are a much more common sight in office buildings and hotels, whereas homeowners are less likely to install residential sprinkler systems on their properties. With so many life-saving attributes, can you really afford to not have sprinklers?


Differences Between Sprinkler Systems

One of the major aspects that differentiate commercial and domestic sprinkler systems is the amount of water supply used. Residential systems won’t have as much water readily available, so they are designed to activate at a much earlier stage of the fire. This can help protect your property from the damage caused by the blaze, saving you money in reparations.

Commercial sprinkler systems will often have pendant heads in the ceiling that are visible, but depending on the establishment, they may often be disguised as concealed sprinkler heads. Concealed heads are popular in residential properties, as they don’t disturb the decor and can fit in nicely. A high-quality sprinkler system will activate from the heat of a fire rather than smoke, providing a quicker reaction time. Fires spread quickly, so will need to be extinguished promptly.

Apart from those slight changes, the systems are quite similar. Both sprinkler system installation process is the same, but commercial buildings will need a much larger design and installation time due to the building being significantly bigger than a residential property. To find out more about the various commercial and domestic sprinkler systems we have fitted to some high profile buildings, check out our case studies here.


The Benefits of Fire and Water Sprinkler Systems

There are various benefits that ensure fire sprinklers are the very best choice for any property. Not only do they save lives and properties, but they tackle fires right from the start. Only the sprinkler heads in the nearest vicinity will activate, lowering flooding damage too. They can also save you significant amounts of money in the long run, so you won’t have to carry out major renovations to your fire-damaged property.

They also have environmental benefits too, as less water will be used by the fire department, and the harmful chemicals emitted from a fire will be lessened. The list of positive attributes associated with sprinklers are endless, but you need to entrust a qualified fire sprinkler company with the full design and installation process. You can find out more about the benefits of fire sprinkler systems here.


How We Can Help

Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we have years of experience in the industry, making us the perfect choice for the installation of your sprinkler system. Our experts can design your system to fit perfectly with your building’s dimensions, installing your system to ensure that it is working optimally for years to come. We know the key difference between domestic and commercial water sprinkler systems and can check your water supply to see if a reliable sprinkler system will be supported.

If you would like to find out more or to receive a bespoke quote, get in touch with our fire sprinkler experts today. You can give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, you can fill out our online 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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