Facts about Domestic Sprinklers That Might Surprise You
Domestic sprinklers reduce fire-related injuries by at least 80% and property damage by 90%. They are widely recognised as the single most effective way to fight the spread of fires during their early stages. This is why there are over 70 million sprinkler systems installed worldwide, every year! With such life-saving technology, there is a lot we do not know about them. Let’s talk about some facts that might surprise a lot of people.
Domestic Sprinklers Are Environmentally Friendly
Sprinklers contribute to environmental protection by putting out a fire before it spreads, reducing airborne and water runoff pollution. According to research, homes with automatic fire sprinkler systems installed saw a startling 98% reduction in the number of greenhouse gases released by fires. Sprinkler systems therefore not only save lives but also save the environment.
Sprinkler Systems Save Water
According to statistics, widespread sprinkler use could prevent the use of up to 96% of the 5.6 billion litres of water. This is the amount of water that is used annually in the UK to put out large fires. For the entire population of a city the size of Leeds, this is the equivalent of three months’ worth of water supply.
Domestic sprinklers save money
Home fire sprinklers in new construction cost £1.35 per square foot on average across the nation. Additionally, according to estimates, losses from fires in buildings with sprinklers are only one-tenth as great as those in unprotected buildings. Meaning that you will not end up spending as much money replacing possessions that got caught in the fire.
Sprinkler systems have a 99% success rate worldwide and have been used for well over a century with proven results. Modern systems that are more than 100 years old are still fully functional.
If sufficient fire safety measures have not been taken, owners, occupants, and employers may be held legally liable for the results of a fire. Fire services fully support sprinklers because they protect firefighters’ lives.
RAD Fire Sprinklers
At RAD Fire Sprinklers, we have been designing, installing, and servicing fire sprinkler systems for 20 years. Our team is knowledgeable about the fire regulations that may apply to your building, and we can tailor a sprinkler system to your specific needs. If you would like to learn more about our services or want a quote, please fill out our form or call us at 01892 680 090 to speak with a specialist. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with everything we do on Twitter!