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A Fire Sprinkler System Detects Fire In Building

Why Covering A Fire Sprinkler System Can Put Your Life At Risk

Fire sprinkler systems are a crucial component of any building’s safety plan. These systems are designed to detect and extinguish fires quickly and efficiently, helping to minimise damage and injuries. Nevertheless, despite what would seem obvious, many people cover their fire sprinkler system because they dislike how it appears. A fire sprinkler system, however, can endanger your life if it is covered or tampered with in any manner.

Why Do People Cover Their Fire Sprinkler System?

As was already said, one of the primary motives for covering fire sprinklers is to enhance the appearance of a space. For example, they may be concerned that the sprinkler heads clash with the decor, or that they are unsightly. A sprinkler head, however, may become inoperable if it is covered, rendering it incapable of putting out a fire in that vicinity.


Another reason that people may cover their systems is to use the space for storage. For example, they may use the area around the sprinkler heads to store boxes or other items. The sprinkler heads might not be able to operate properly as a result, though. In the event of a fire, it may also make it more difficult for firefighters to access the area, endangering their safety.


The installation of lighting fixtures or other equipment is another frequent reason for covering fire systems. The sprinkler heads could also become blocked as a result of this, rendering them ineffective at putting out fires. In the event of a fire, it may also make it more difficult for firefighters to access the area. Therefore, putting everyone at risk.


Finally, covering fire sprinkler systems can also put your life at risk if the coverings are not properly maintained. For example, if a covering becomes damaged or dirty, it can prevent the sprinkler head from functioning properly. This means that even if the sprinkler head is not covered, it may not be able to extinguish a fire, putting your life at risk.

How To Maintain Your Sprinkler Systems

You should always make sure that your fire sprinkler systems are properly maintained. This includes regular inspections and testing, as well as cleaning and repairs as needed. By taking these steps, you can help to ensure that your fire sprinkler system is working properly and that it will be able to extinguish a fire if one should occur.

Things To Take Away

In conclusion, covering a fire sprinkler system can put your life at risk. It can prevent the sprinkler heads from functioning properly, making it harder for firefighters to access the area in the event of a fire and increasing the risk of injury or death. To ensure that your fire sprinkler system is working properly, it is important to never cover or block the heads, and to make sure that it is properly maintained. Remember that a properly working fire sprinkler system can save your life and the lives of others.


RAD Fire Sprinkler Systems

Our home fire sprinkler systems are installed in accordance with industry standards and all relevant laws, including BS9251. Since 2001, the team at RAD Fire Sprinklers has been installing home fire sprinklers to impeccable standards. 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 us.

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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