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 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.
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.