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How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work

Fire wreaks havoc on people’s lives. Anyone that’s felt the wrath of this formidable foe tearing through their home or commercial premises will know all too well the devastation that it causes. Being prepared and taking all necessary safety precautions is paramount.

Installing domestic or commercial fire sprinkler systems throughout your home or commercial enterprise is imperative. These fire sprinkler systems provide you with vital peace of mind. Should the worst occur your premises will be prepared, and any damage will be minimised.

Today, the majority of commercial buildings are fitted with commercial-grade fire sprinkler systems. These commercial buildings are equipped to effectively manage any outbreak of fire. Many homeowners are also choosing to equip their homes with sprinkler systems to safeguard their property. By installing sprinkler heads throughout the property you’re installing a lifesaving product.

How do fire sprinkler systems work?

Commercial fire sprinkler systems are simply a series of sprinkler heads that hang from the ceiling. Such sprinklers have a fusible link which is embedded in the ceiling to keep them closed. The fusible link is melted when the temperature becomes too hot and a shower of water is released into the environment.

When fire breaks out the environment heats up. This heat then rises to ceiling. Placing the sprinklers at the highest point in the environment does not affect sprinklers. The water in the sprinklers flows towards the sprinkler heads, and as such there is little delay. Sprinklers are activated very quickly.

 How effective are fire sprinkler systems?

Water is the most effective way of subduing fire. Fire Sprinklers are designed to extinguish an ignition source quickly and efficiently. The smart use of sprinklers will drastically reduce any potential water damage to your property, and make sure that fire is dealt with quickly and effectively, saving lives and property in the process.

The National Fire Protection Association believes that fire protection systems are integral part of the overall fire safety procedure in any home or office. When they are properly installed and maintained these sprinkler systems have saved countless lives and an innumerable amount of damage to properties.

It’s paramount that your sprinklers are installed and maintained by a professional company. Such recommendations for safe and reliable usage include making sure that you don’t accidentally hang objects on the sprinklers. This can break the fusible link and cause the sprinkler to cause water to cascade over the environment without a fire being present. Additionally, the NFPA also advises having fire extinguishers readily available and a clear, signposted fire escape route.

As you can plainly see protecting your property against the threat of fire is imperative. Fire sprinklers are the best way to protect your property against fire, causing a minimal amount of damage.


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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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