Domestic vs. Commercial Sprinkler Systems: The Facts
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.