How Effective Are Fire Sprinklers?
In some properties, particularly residential dwellings and homes, residents believe that having a smoke alarm fitted with fire exits will be enough to detect and protect them from the effects of a fire. Although they are highly recommended for all properties, they won’t work to extinguish a blaze, but will instead warn residents and give them time to evacuate efficiently. However, fire sprinkler systems can save lives and reduce property damage, with sprinkler heads that can be concealed to fit with the decor. But don’t just take our word for it. if yoou’re wondering “how effective are fire sprinklers?,” read on below…
Statistics and factual reports show that automatic sprinkler systems are one of, if not the most effective forms of fire suppression. It works to detect heat from a fire, and isolates the blaze before it can spread. It can work with your fire alarm system to both alert people of the fire and extinguish it, increasing fire safety in your property. They’re a common sight in offices and commercial buildings, but they’re also a great choice for homes and care facilities. When you have sprinklers installed, you can protect your property and its inhabitants for years to come.
Sprinkler Systems are Key to Saving Lives
In a report conducted by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), data collected found that the “performance effectiveness of fire sprinkler systems was 99% across all building types.” This includes the percentage of fires that were extinguished and those that were controlled. This proves, without a doubt, that sprinkled buildings are much safer than those without, and should be considered in properties across the country. Although they’re commonly found in warehouses and large office buildings, they are a great choice for homes and residential properties, especially high-rise flats. In Wales, sprinkler systems are a legal requirement; a law that should be passed to other countries in the UK.
Automatic fire sprinkler systems can be designed and installed to fit your property perfectly, keeping water damage and fire damage to an absolute minimum. If your property has an appropriate water supply, your system can be installed to fit the dimensions of your property, keeping everyone in the building safe from the effects of a fire. If your property doesn’t have an adequate water supply, then our high pressure mist system can be connected directly to a standard 22mm domestic mains water supply. To find out more about our domestic systems, please visit us here.
Common Myths, Debunked
There is plenty of false information spread around concerning sprinklers, so much so that it can deter people from opting for installing sprinklers into their properties. One of the most common misconceptions is that sprinklers will all activate at once, flooding your property and causing significant water damage. However, this isn’t the case. Sprinklers detect the heat from a fire, and only the sprinkler heads in the closest vicinity will activate. This not only extinguishes the fire efficiently, but keeps water damage to a minimum.
Some people also believe that the water damage caused by sprinklers is greater than fire damage, but if you consider the damage caused by the fire department and their hose lines, the repercussions are nowhere near as great. Sprinklers operate to be the very best form of fire suppression, saving lives and properties.
Where are Sprinklers Most Popular?
Sprinklers are a common sight in industrial warehouses, healthcare facilities and large office buildings. This is due to the threat of a fire being much greater in these places, and the fact that there is a large number of people within the property. We are very pleased that sprinklers are now a common sight in all properties, especially high-rise buildings that have garnered masses of attention in recent years. Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we can design and install sprinklers into your property, helping you increase your fire safety and protecting everyone within your property.
To find out more if you’re pondering the question “how effective are fire sprinklers?,”, or to receive a quotation, please give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.