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How Effective Are Fire Sprinklers?

how effective are fire sprinkler systems

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.

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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