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What You Need To Know Before Purchasing Fire Protection Equipment

Before purchasing residential or commercial fire protection equipment consumers must be aware of a number of different facts. Understanding these facts will drive consumers to purchase the right products.
Without sufficient knowledge, you run the risk of being ill-prepared in the event of a fire.

There is a wealth of fire protection equipment, available to consumers. From alarms to extinguishers, fire exit doors to hydrant values to lay flat hoses, a diverse range of products are available to consumers. When choosing fire protection equipment there are several factors that many of us fail to recognise. Here is an overview of what you should always consider.

Understand What Suits Your Environment

Before dropping your cold, hard cash all consumers need to understand the products that meet your needs. Whether you’re intent on keeping your home or office safe you need to refine your personal needs. If necessary, do some research to gain an understanding of the range of products.

Understand the Retailers’ Pros and Cons

Prior to shopping at your local high street retailer, or online it’s important that you gauge the pro’s and cons of the retailer. Undertaking your own research into the reputation of the retailer is paramount. Make a list of the different retailers and identify the one that you believe is best suited to your personal needs.

Understand Product Quality

Research the manufacturer’s reputation and purchase goods from an established retailer. Invest some time considering the date of expiry, any authentic trademarks, seal of recognition and any displayed instructions.

Understand Branded Fire Fighting Equipment

You cannot put a price on your personal safety. Heavily discounted equipment is no guarantee of efficiency and reliability. Don’t base your decision on the seller’s recommendations. Remember the sellers primary goal is to sell you their products. Make sure to purchase the equipment that meets your needs.

Testimonials and Reviews

Don’t forget to read customer testimonials and reviews. These give a clear indication of product quality. Consumers will have given their opinion on the quality of the products – giving you a clear indication of product quality.

There you have it. This is what you need to know before purchasing fire safety equipment. As with any major purchase, it’s important that you consider the products carefully before laying down cold hard cash.


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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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