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Why are Sprinklers the Best Fire Protection Systems?

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When a fire breaks out, it takes just 30 seconds for the blaze to spread to unmanageable levels. Fire departments in the UK attended around 518,000 fire-related incidents last year, highlighting just how prominent and common accidental and intentional fires are. Therefore, businesses and residential properties alike need as much protection from fires as possible, in order to prevent the significant threat to life as well as irreparable fire damage. There are various apparatus available to help reduce the risk and consequences of a fire, but fire sprinkler systems are, by far, the most reliable and safest around…

Having the best fire sprinklers for your home or commercial property is essential in ensuring the safety of all inhabitants; they need to be designed and installed effectively and suit your building and water supply accordingly. Sprinklers are a great investment, but what makes them the better choice out of all of the fire protection systems that are available?


They Provide a Rapid Response

Sprinkler systems are responsible for reducing deaths and loss of property by more than 65 percent. This is due to their quick, automatic reactions to fires and their ability to combat the blaze at the source. When a fire is detected, all sprinkler heads in the building do not all go off at once; in fact, sprinklers can localise the fire, and only dispense the required amount of water until the fire is extinguished. The sprinklers detect heat, and when the temperature of the room reaches between 57 to 74 Celsius, the glycerine-filled glass bulb with the head pops and activates the water flow.

Whereas fire alarms work to alert those in the building that a fire is present and allow them to evacuate before the fire and rescue service arrives, this does not cancel out the effectiveness of sprinklers. The problem with just relying on a fire alarm system, however, is that by the time the Fire & Rescue Services arrive, the amount of water required to extinguish the fire has risen exponentially along with the fire damage. The two systems work together both to alert people of a fire and extinguish it effectively, making them the perfect choice for offices, industrial warehouses, plus other workplaces.


Full Coverage Results in Less Damage

Automatic sprinkler systems and fire mist systems are popular choices when it comes to protecting the safety of people within the building as they work to target blazes quickly, as well as providing wide coverage. Mist systems work to prevent the spread of fire very efficiently with a minimum amount of water because the water droplets are much smaller which increases the overall surface area of the droplets, cooling the flames and surrounding gases and displacing oxygen by evaporation. Fire protection systems working on a ‘deluge’ basis such as sprinklers disperse water quickly, helping to stop the fire before it spreads and causes more damage. It is very important to understand that not all sprinkler heads will be activated in the event of a fire, despite what TV shows and films in popular culture may have us believe…

Sprinkler heads that detect the heat from the blaze will be automated, which in turn keeps water damage in your property to an absolute minimum. So, don’t believe all that you see on TV; fire sprinkler systems are the very best for fire safety in your home or commercial property, reducing the risk and life and damage to the building.


They Benefit all Properties

There are different fire sprinkler systems and sprinkler heads that benefit different properties, as explained in our previous article. No matter which system or heads you need, sprinklers are a great choice for all properties. Residential fire sprinklers can come with concealed sprinkler heads to blend in with your interior décor and are great for domestic properties and care homes alike. Schools, offices and hospitals could all benefit from sprinklers too; they have hundreds of people walking through their halls every day, all of whom need protection in the event of a fire.


How We Can Help

Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we have extensive experience in designing and installing the very best fire sprinkler systems for your property, providing exemplary protection for you, your property and those within it. From residential and domestic systems to fire mist protection systems, we can ensure the most optimal sprinklers are installed into your property.

To find out more, or to receive a quote, please fill out our online form here. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 01892 680 090


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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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