Things to Consider with Concealed Sprinkler Heads
When you choose to install a residential fire sprinkler system, you’re making the choice to not only protect your property, but the people within it too. In domestic properties such as homes, concealed sprinkler heads can help your residential sprinklers blend into the decor, keeping them discreet yet still effective and ready to activate. From traditional sprinkler systems to water mist systems, there are various systems that work effectively in homes and commercial properties alike. Concealed sprinkler heads are a great choice, but there are a few important factors you need to consider.
Installing a residential sprinkler system could be the best choice for fire safety in your home. They work to extinguish a fire at the source, detecting the heat before the fire spreads out of control. Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we can install various fire protection systems into your property, from high-pressure water mist systems to traditional automatic sprinkler systems. If you’re considering sprinkler systems for your home, here are some facts about concealed sprinkler heads you need to know.
Never Obstruct Your Sprinkler System
Like all sprinkler systems, their effectiveness will be hindered if they are obstructed in any way. Cover plates can fall off if they become damaged, or they may not be able to activate efficiently. If you decide to decorate, be careful when painting your ceiling; if any paint sticks the cover plate to the ceiling, the cover plate may not be released which would prevent any water from being discharged onto the fire. Anything that could possibly obstruct your sprinkler system must be kept away from the sprinkler heads, such as decorative pieces, chandeliers or any other large light fixtures.
Sprinkler systems save lives, but only if they are utilised correctly. The design and installation of sprinklers will be dictated by the dimensions and shape of the rooms within your property, so any extra detailing and decor you add to the building is your choice entirely, but you must always keep your sprinkler system in mind. To find out more about our concealed sprinkler heads and residential fire sprinkler system, please visit us on our website here.
Always Trust a Professional
If you notice a fault with your concealed sprinkler heads, you should never attempt to fix the issue yourself. They work perfectly in homes and residential spaces, as they can blend into the interiors and cause little disruption to the style of your interiors. However, they can come into trouble if they are damaged or obstructed. Attempting to fix the system yourself could lead to more issues, so contacting a professional with 3rd party accreditation like FIRAS or IFC is the best course of action.
Every year, checks should be conducted on your fire sprinkler system by a qualified professional with 3rd party accreditation like FIRAS or IFC. They cannot be inspected by the owners of the system or the building’s occupier. If you would like to have a fire sprinkler system installed into your property, your sprinkler heads can either be exposed or concealed; no matter your choice, they’re the best option for extensive fire protection, working alongside your smoke alarm to both warn occupants of a fire and work to extinguish the flames.
How We Can Help
Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we have years of experience in designing, installing, and servicing fire sprinkler systems to a range of properties from high rise to individual houses. Our case studies show our vast range of successful projects, as developers take the initiative to protect the occupants of their properties from the devastating effects of a fire. Concealed sprinkler heads are great for homes and offices alike, providing an effective fire protection system that won’t disrupt the decor.
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.