What Should You Consider When Installing A Residential Sprinkler System?
For everybody’s safety, it is important to install a residential sprinkler system in homes around the UK. They are not only more environmentally friendly, as sprinklers reduce greenhouse gases by 98% (according to a 2021 FM Global report), but sprinkler systems also save countless lives. These systems protect homes and families for years to come and are essential in securing safety 24/7.
However, there are elements to consider when finding the perfect system for your home. Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we offer flexible features in regard to your safety. We want to protect your home, but we also want the best product specifically for you. Read below for a helpful list of things to consider.
What Type of Sprinkler Head?
A sprinkler head is a component that releases water when a fire is detected, acting immediately for your safety. It is important to consider different types of sprinkler heads for your residential systems.
Pendant residential sprinkler heads have a more obvious appearance than other choices. A one-stage process, these sprinkler heads have to be more obtuse to project below the ceiling level and ensure water can travel horizontally when activated. Pendant heads are a traditional design, often used in commercial premises. However, residential sprinkler systems might seem out of place and do not add to your specific aesthetic.
Concealed residential sprinkler heads are a fast responsive two-stage device. They are inconspicuous and do not necessarily look like a fire sprinkler, as the appearance is a small, flat plate. The colour will be the same as your own ceiling, adding to the decor and not standing out. It needs to become a part of your house, as this will be what you mainly rely on for fire safety. For more information, read our page on concealed sprinkler heads.
Where is the Water Supply?
You should also heavily consider where the source of water is for your sprinklers. This can determine where you should install the heads. Water sources can include elevated tanks, pressure tanks and water storage that is connected to an operational pump.
Overall, it is important to consider, with each new residential sprinkler system installation, the advanced applications are made to the water supplier. This will ensure the correct application and certification are met for the specific sprinkler system.
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What is the Cost of Installation?
There are many issues to consider that affect the cost of sprinkler installation:
- Room Size
- Water Supply Available
- Property Type
Different systems have different costs. You should carefully compare these types and their prices to make the best decision for you. Long-term, fire sprinklers are cost-effective and will protect your home and its belongings at a fast rate. You should also consider the number of labour hours an installation will take and the pros and cons for each residential sprinkler system. For more information, fill out our form for a quote.
RAD Fire Sprinklers are a dedicated team that have been installing sprinkler systems virtually longer than any other competitor. With years of experience, we supply, design and install a range of different systems; including a residential sprinkler system and fire sprinklers heads.
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.