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How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work with Your Smoke Alarm

smoke alarm fire sprinkler system

Almost every single property, no matter whether it is a home or a commercial building, will have a smoke alarm installed. Smoke alarms must be installed in social housing and on every single floor of a property owned by a landlord in the UK. By February 2022, all homes in Scotland must have an interlinked fire alarm, highlighting their importance. One fifth of all fire-related deaths occur in homes that do not have a fire alarm installed, so it is important to check that yours is working effectively. Although smoke alarms can warn of a fire, they cannot extinguish one, unlike a fire sprinkler system. These two systems can work perfectly together, reducing fire damage and saving lives.

A water sprinkler system is the best form of fire suppression; they are 99% effective, and work to extinguish a fire before it spreads to uncontrollable measures. Commercial or home sprinkler systems and smoke alarms can work efficiently together, so you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other…

It Doesn’t Have to be One Without the Other

Smoke alarms are the most popular form of fire safety found in all types of buildings. They work to detect the smoke emitted from a blaze, and warn any occupants of a vulnerable building to evacuate immediately. From this alert, homeowners can save everyone within their property and contact the fire department to get the blaze extinguished. However, fires spread quickly and may have caused significant damage to your property before the fire engines arrive.

By opting to install both a fire sprinkler system and a smoke alarm, you can provide extra protection for your home and those within it. People not only need to be protected from the harmful effects of a fire, but they also need to be warned in order to evacuate safely and efficiently. Water sprinkler systems can be fitted to suit the dimensions of your property, and can even be discreetly hidden behind concealed sprinkler heads. You can find out more on our website here.

Warning Of and Extinguishing a Fire

The main purpose of a smoke alarm is to warn anyone within a property that a fire is present. Once the fire starts producing smoke, it may already be at a level that is hard to control. Significant fire damage may already have taken place, and once the fire department arrives, they may add to the damage by causing excessive flooding. By installing a fire sprinkler system, you can extinguish a fire quickly, reducing fire and water damage significantly, as well as warning all property occupants of a fire.

Fire sprinkler systems also work to detect the heat from a fire rather than smoke, allowing for a quick reaction time. Sprinkler heads activate rapidly, dispensing all the water needed to extinguish a fire and keep water damage to an absolute minimum. Whilst your sprinkler system gets to work, your smoke alarm can loudly sound to warn that the property is currently unsafe.

Reducing Damage and Emotional Distress

As previously mentioned, having a smoke alarm without a sprinkler system can lead to excessive damage, although they are highly recommended in all kinds of properties. Smoke alarms, when working effectively, can help people evacuate a burning building, but they won’t extinguish the blaze. Fires spread quickly, and can cause irreversible damage. Sprinklers can save your property from this damage, and don’t have to wait for the fire department.

Fires can destroy lives and ruin precious items of meaning, causing great emotional distress. Although there may be no control over where the fire starts, sprinklers can quickly eradicate the flames, stopping it from spreading and causing even more damage and reducing the cost of repair.

How We Can Help; Our Fire Sprinkler Systems

Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we can design and install the perfect sprinkler system for your property, ensuring that it fits with your dimensions exactly. With years of experience in the fire sprinkler industry, we are leading experts that you can trust.

To find out more, or to receive a quote, please give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form 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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