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Christmas Tree Fire Sprinkler

How Quick Will A Christmas Tree Burn Without a Fire Sprinkler?

A Christmas tree is up in the homes of 85% of UK adults, which is appropriate given that it is a festive and joyous time of year. However, there are more fires during the holiday season. Christmas trees are actually one of the main causes of house fires during the festive period. If a fire were to break out in your home, a fire sprinkler system would allow you to put it out almost right away. They are so important because of this, especially around the holidays!

How Fast Can A Christmas Tree Burn?

A dry Christmas tree can burn down in less than 10 seconds, according to controlled tests conducted by fire researchers. This is faster than a newspaper catching fire! As well, after the Christmas tree catches fire, “flashover” happens roughly 70 seconds later. This is why it is important that you ensure your Christmas tree is hydrated, and not dry.

Why You Should Have A Fire Sprinkler Installed At Home

Along with more conventional measures like smoke alarms, having a fire sprinkler system installed will help to safeguard your property and the people who live there. Utilising both fire alarms and suppression systems significantly lowers the risk of fatal fires by 82%.

Additionally, the majority of fire sprinkler types require only an annual maintenance inspection to keep them functioning properly. The majority of installers also provide annual or biannual maintenance checks, during which they test the value to determine how the system is performing. Therefore, they are a very low-maintenance and life-saving investment. 

How To Prevent A Christmas Tree From Catching On Fire

Keep the tree away from heat – According to the NFPA, you should make sure the tree is at least 3 feet away from any heat source, including fireplaces, radiators, and heat vents. Additionally, experts advise against ever using lit candles to adorn a tree.

Install a fire sprinkler – If a fire were to occur, a fire sprinkler is able to put it out within seconds. Saving lives and preventing fatal damage to your property.

Check the tree’s lights – Fairy lights can cause the tree to ignite, which is why it is crucial to check them before you decorate the tree. Keep an eye out for any frayed wired, broken bulbs or loose connections. 

Turn off your tree’s lights – If you are not around, ensure that the lights are turned off. Turning them off will also benefit them if you may have left them on for too long that day.

Keep the tree watered – The key is constant moisture because a dried-out Christmas tree inside a house is a disaster waiting to happen.

RAD Fire Sprinkler Systems

Our home fire sprinkler systems are installed in compliance with all applicable laws, including BS9251, and according to industry standards. Since 2001, the experts at RAD Fire Sprinklers have been installing home fire sprinkler systems. We have developed all the skills necessary to ensure an impeccable installation. For more information, or to receive a quote, fill in our form here. Or, give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with everything we do!

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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