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How to prevent fire in your home

Of course, THE most effective way to prevent fire and ensure the safety of the building’s occupants is to install a residential firesprinkler system. However, some people don’t have the luxury of the peace of mind these bring.

fire sprinkler in ceilingIf you don’t have a fire sprinkler system fitted, an accidental house fire is a very real risk, no matter how careful you are. In fact, over two-thirds of fire-related deaths occurred in accidental house fires, and dwellings without a smoke alarm accounted for 38% of deaths in home fires.

Furthermore, If you don’t have a fire sprinkler system installed, it’s important to protect your home against such an occurrence, but how do you do that without a firesprinkler system?

Assess your home

The first step towards ensuring that your home is safe from fire is to carefully inspect each and every element that could cause a fire. For this, you may want to employ specialists. You won’t for example, be able to thoroughly check your electrical or gas systems unless you are trained to do so.

Where are the biggest fire risks on your property and what can you do to prevent them?

Take care in daily activities

There are common daily activities that put you and your property at higher risk.  Candles, oil lamps, and other open flame decorations should be covered with a wire frame to prevent anything from blowing onto them. And when you aren’t in the room, make sure that you extinguish the fire, even if you’re leaving for just a moment.

After you have used matches, make sure they are completely extinguished before you discard them. Run them under water to be sure.


There are a number of things you can do outdoors to put your home at risk of fire too. Many homeowners cut their garden, and then pile the lawn clippings up close by a house. Fermenting lawn clippings can create heat, and in turn, cause fire. This is how barn fires start, so store lawn clippings as far away from your property as possible.

Install fire prevention tools

You should already have smoke detectors throughout your property, but there are other tools that can help prevent fire at home. Sprinkler systems, for example, can be installed that will help extinguish small fires at home before they get worse.

At Rad Fire we provide economical home fire protection equipment. If you would like further advice on protecting your home from fire you can contact us 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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