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How Do Concealed Fire Sprinkler Systems Work?

Reliable fire protection is essential in all properties, especially in buildings that are more susceptible to the fire breakouts such as warehouses and high-rise buildings. In residential and domestic properties, concealed fire sprinkler heads are the most popular option, as they can blend into the existing decor discreetly. Unlike pendant sprinkler heads, concealed sprinklers make themselves visible at the first sign of a fire, dispersing the appropriate amount of water. But how do concealed sprinklers work?

All sprinkler systems are installed following an intricate design process, ensuring you have the very best operating system for your property. Concealed sprinklers are the most popular choice amongst our clients. They are a two-stage device which means that the flat cover plate drops away before the heat-sensitive bulb is activated. The cover plates drop away at an earlier stage of the fire because they are secured by 3 small areas of solder designed to melt at a pre-determined level of heat.  The second stage is that the heat-sensitive trigger for the sprinkler itself will then activate and release water spray to extinguish the fire. Another great advantage of this type of sprinkler head apart from the visual aspect is that they are much more difficult to tamper with making them very suitable for social housing and student accommodation.


The Fire Sprinkler Process

Concealed fire sprinkler heads are a popular, more aesthetically pleasing option simply because they make no visible disturbances to your ceiling. The glass bulb within the sprinkler is covered, but it still pops open when heat from a fire is detected, releasing water to extinguish the blaze at the source. The plate falls to the floor to allow for a quick response to a fire, keeping your fire safety standards high.

Fire sprinkler systems are the best choice for ensuring the safety of your property’s inhabitants from the dangers of fire. They can react quickly and can save your property from fire and water damage. Concealed sprinkler heads just have a more decorative edge, making them a good choice for a range of buildings…


Where Are They Most Popular?

In buildings such as warehouses and industrial spaces, there aren’t many concerns about the sprinklers being visible. In fact, fire sprinklers that you can clearly see might give employees and visitors peace of mind that safety measures are being taken. However, in professional offices and homes, they can be quite visually intrusive to their surroundings and don’t look all that pleasant. Therefore, they’re recommended for spaces frequented by professional people and in-home settings. They still keep you safe, but they have a more discreet design that doesn’t interfere with the overall aesthetics of your property.

However, if you do decide to have concealed fire sprinklers in your property, you must try to avoid tampering with or hindering them in any way. For example, try not to paint over the cover plates, because this will impede the release of the cover plate which will consequently allow the deflector plate to drop below the ceiling level.


The Benefits of Concealed Sprinkler Heads

As previously mentioned, concealed sprinkler heads are favoured in offices, homes, flats and residential care homes due to their appealing aesthetic nature. Like all fire sprinkler systems, they work to extinguish fires quickly and effectively, keeping fire and water damage to an absolute minimum.

Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we can design and install your sprinklers for a bespoke price suitable for you and your property. Your safety is paramount, and we always work to ensure your fire sprinkler system is working in a reliable and high-quality manner. To find out more, or to receive a quote, please 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.
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16:45 15 Nov 13

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