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What Can Set Off A Fire Sprinkler System?

A fire sprinkler system is a critical component of a building’s fire safety system, designed to detect and extinguish fires before they can spread. While the primary function of a fire sprinkler system is to protect life and property, it can also be triggered by a variety of factors, some of which may not be immediately obvious. Here are a few things that can set off a sprinkler system:


The most obvious cause of a fire sprinkler activation is, of course, a fire. Fire sprinkler systems are designed to detect high temperatures and will automatically activate when the temperature reaches a certain level, typically between 135 and 165 degrees Fahrenheit.


In some cases, fire sprinklers can be triggered by vandalism or accidental damage. If a sprinkler head is damaged or tampered with, it may activate even in the absence of a fire.

Electrical Malfunctions 

Electrical issues such as short circuits or overheating can also cause a fire sprinkler system to activate. It’s important to regularly maintain and inspect electrical systems to prevent these types of issues from occurring.

System Malfunctions

Finally, it’s possible for these systems to malfunction and activate on its own. This can be due to a variety of issues, such as corrosion, debris build-up, or incorrect installation. Regular maintenance and inspections can help prevent these types of issues from occurring.

Why It’s Important To Have A Fire Sprinkler System Installed

Simply put, they save lives. Sprinklers can help to make a path for people to safely escape even in the absence of a clearly marked fire exit. The best way to keep your building and the occupants inside it safe in the event of a fire is to use a combination of alarms, sprinklers, and extinguishers. In the event of a fire, homes with fire sprinkler systems sustain nine times less damage. You have a 50–97% better chance of surviving a fire if your home has sprinklers. So, if you don’t already have one, now is the time to buy a fire sprinkler system.

RAD Fire Sprinkler Systems

Our home fire sprinkler systems are installed in compliance with all applicable laws, including BS9251, and according to industry standards. Since 2001, the team at RAD Fire Sprinklers have been installing home fire systems to keep you and your family safe. We have developed all the skills necessary to ensure an impeccable installation. For more information, or to receive a quote, fill in our form here. Or, give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with everything we do and read more about fire safety and our latest sprinkler systems.

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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