Common Misconceptions About Fire Sprinklers
Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we’re here to break down the misconceptions surrounding fire sprinklers and ensure all our customers are fully aware of what they are there to do. Sprinklers are beneficial for all properties, whether they are residential or commercial. Yet, home or business owners are sometimes reluctant to hire an installation company.
So, find out here some of the biggest myths when it comes to fire sprinklers and how they can benefit your building.
Myth 1: Smoke Alarm Provides Enough Protection
Smoke alarms are necessary for all houses. They warn residents that danger is present, but because they can only see smoke, they cannot put out the fire. Fire sprinklers automatically put out fires by detecting heat from the fire and doing so, protecting people and property. In a fire, sprinklers can contain and possibly even put out a fire before the fire service arrives.
A prevalent misconception is that a fire alarm is sufficient to keep the inhabitants safe from a fire. Actually, a fire sprinkler system is frequently more dependable than a fire alarm.
Myth 2: Fire Sprinklers are Prone to Corrosion
At RAD Fire Sprinklers, all our sprinkler systems are fitted with BlazeMaster CPVC pipes. However, some people may think steel would be the best choice. Yet, it’s steel that is more prone to corrosion when exposed to a mixture of water, treatment chemicals and oxygen. Steel pipes may experience pinhole leaks in less than two years under these circumstances, necessitating expensive maintenance. As minerals adhere to the pipe walls, typically close to fittings and corners, steel is also vulnerable to scale buildups. This may restrict or even stop water from flowing into a fire.
Because CPVC pipe never corrodes or scales, sprinkler systems that use it have low maintenance costs and don’t require an expensive nitrogen system. Additionally, compared to steel, CPVC offers superior hydraulics to assure ideal flow rates that won’t decrease over time owing to corrosion or scaling.
Myth 3: Sprinkler Installation is Expensive
Sprinklers typically cost between 1% and 1.5% of the overall building cost when installed during new construction. It will cost roughly as much to install new carpet in your home as a sprinkler system. They cost more than smoke alarms, but they offer considerably better security. It’s also fairly affordable to retrofit a fire sprinkler system in a building or high rise.
At RAD Fire Sprinklers, the cost of sprinkler installation depends on a number of factors, including the square footage or bedroom quantity, water supply and the location. To get an accurate estimate on your quote, please call us on 01892 680 090.
Myth 4: Cooking Will Set Fire Sprinklers Off
If you’re cooking at a temperature that will set off fire sprinklers, you’re doing something wrong. A sprinkler head will only be activated once a heat of 56°C is detected.
In these cases, only the sprinkler head closest to the flames will activate. If the flames continue to spread, then the other sprinkler heads will be set in motion.
RAD Fire Sprinklers
At RAD, our team installs fire sprinklers across London and South East areas. Our fire sprinkler experts are all registered with FIRAS and IFC specifically for our high-pressure mist solution.
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