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How to Plan Your Home Fire Escape and How Sprinkler System Installation Can Help

sprinkler system installation home escape plan

When it comes to fire safety prevention systems in residential buildings, it is important to know that these methods work in the case of an emergency. It’s a little different for sprinkler system installation, as we aren’t telling you to set fires in your home to test the sprinklers. But in the case of planning a plan of evacuation, this is a good idea to test out. Especially if you have guests staying over, with the intention of drinking a vast amount of alcohol.


Plan Your Route

Your escape route should be your usual way in and out; preferably the front door. However, in case the fire is blocking this path, an alternative route should be considered. Make sure to check with the more vulnerable household occupants, such as young children, the disabled or the elderly.


If you are living in accommodation, such as high-rise apartment buildings or care homes, always follow the landlord’s fire safety route. As the “responsible person” of that building, according to The Fire Safety Act, the landlord should have already performed a risk assessment in the case of the fire. If this is the case, there should be fire doors and clear exits available. Find out about what the main causes of fires in high-rise buildings here.


Sprinkler system installation has been a talking topic amongst these types of residential buildings. In the case of care homes, who may not be able to hear an alarm or evacuate promptly, sprinklers can help suppress the flames and help those vulnerable escape quicker (or allow someone to assist them). 


Practise Fire Drills

It has been said to practice your home escape plan at least once a year. That way, you can make provisions in your plan if any problems arise or if you have any disabled members in the household. Always take the safest escape path; where there is the least amount of smoke and heat. Sprinkler system installation will mean that you can be sure that there is a fire prevention system in place to suppress the flames. 


Instead of smoke detectors, that only alert to a fire rather than help stop it, fire sprinklers are designed to release just the right amount of water to stop the flames from spreading.

Make Sure Escape Routes are Cleared

Items that obstruct your home’s doors and windows could potentially prevent you from evacuating in the case of a fire. And this might be the difference between life and death. Make sure escape routes are not blocked for a clear path.


As the sprinklers suppress the flames, it is important to leave the building to wait for emergency services (if the fire continues to spread). Your safety is vital, so choose an escape route to help you safely evacuate outside. Sprinkler system installation will help contain the fire, but having a plan in place is still a good idea. Especially in homes with small children. 


RAD Fire Sprinklers

Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we promote and perform sprinkler system installation in buildings across the UK. We understand the importance of having a fire sprinkler system in both commercial and residential buildings; as they have continuously prevented damage and saved lives. For more information on what to do in a house fire, read our previous blog here.

To find out more, or to receive a quote, why not fill in our online form? A member of our team will shortly be in touch to see how we can help you. Or, give us a call on 01892 680 090 and speak to us today. 

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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.
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15:50 11 Jul 22
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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.
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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
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22:17 08 Jul 19
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17:53 01 Jul 17
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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.
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09:25 30 Mar 15
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