Why are Sprinklers the Best Fire Protection Systems?
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.
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