Our home is our sanctuary, the place where we seek comfort, relaxation and safety. 

However, when fire strikes the stakes couldn’t be higher as our home and treasured possessions become at risk.  In these dire moments, the significance of sprinkler system installation in domestic homes cannot be overstated.

Whilst many homes in the UK have sprinkler systems, the National Assembly for Wales passed new Building Regulations that require sprinkler system installation in ALL new and converted homes in Wales. 

The most significant and immediate benefit of domestic sprinkler system installation is their ability to save lives. In the event of a fire, these systems provide rapid and automatic fire suppression. They can control or extinguish the fire before it has a chance to grow, giving occupants valuable time to escape safely. This is especially critical for families, children, the elderly, and individuals with limited mobility.

While saving lives is the top priority, domestic sprinkler system installation also plays a crucial role in protecting property. They can limit the extent of fire damage by containing the flames to the area where the fire originated. This reduces repair and replacement costs, making them a worthwhile investment for homeowners.

But there are many myths surrounding sprinkler systems that need explanation:

  • Fire sprinklers will not operate accidentally. They will not go off in response to the heat from cooking, burning food or steam from a bathroom or a shower.
  • If there is a fire, the only sprinklers to go off will be those immediately close to the fire (normally only one sprinkler head). A fire will not set off all the sprinkler heads in a home.
  • Water from a sprinkler will only cause minor damage, requiring some furniture and carpets to be dried out, maybe some redecoration of any walls doused in water. Damage from a fire (in the absence of sprinklers) would be much more extensive and serious and life-threatening.

Even though a sprinkler system is only ever triggered by a real fire, servicing a domestic fire sprinkler system is crucial to ensure its proper function and reliability and without regular maintenance, pipes and sprinkler heads can become blocked or corroded.

At Jacksons Fire & Security, our engineers can service your domestic sprinkler system in line with British Standards to ensure it remains in the best condition.

Our maintenance check includes inspection of the heads (to ensure they are fitted correctly), leakage tests and inspection of the pump and tank (if applicable).

Call your local branch today to find out more: www.jacksonfire.co.uk

Jackson Fire & Safety