Sprinkler tank installation makes sense if your company is located on a business park. This is because fire poses a real danger in industrial settings, particularly when high-risk buildings are located close together. In the past few days firefighters have tackled a number of fires on business parks. The latest occurred in Ulverston, Cumbria.
In this case, the fire took three hours to put out and started in a welding area. Luckily, it occurred during business hours and the emergency services were alerted quickly. Often, however, fires on business parks break out when nobody is around – at night or over a weekend. This makes fire safety equipment especially important. Ask yourself, how would your business recover from a serious blaze?
UK sprinkler tank installation
If you are looking for a UK sprinkler tank installation expert, contact Nationwide Water Solutions. It installs custom sprinkler tanks for a wide range of premises across the country. Working with a variety of fire tank types, as wall as many shapes and sizes, it is the expert when it comes to both above and below ground water storage solutions.
You can start the process of protecting your business park premises by booking a completely free site visit. This will enable you to find out more about the best place for a water storage tank on your site. If you haven’t already got sprinklers, invest in them now. You may even benefit from reduced insurance premiums as well as the obvious improved fire protection.
What type of sprinkler tank will I need?
Nationwide Water Solutions will talk you through the options following a site visit. It works with relatively small water storage tanks right up to ones capable of holding as much as two million litres of liquid. Automatic sprinklers work around the clock, so a fire can be tackled from the moment it is detected.
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Shop fires in retail outlets allegedly without working sprinkler systems have been in the news. Shops selling clothing are among those to have suffered significant damage. Investment in high-tech fire fighting systems is on the rise. But fire safety experts say more needs to be done to prevent a future tragedy. They urge large retail chains to look again at their risk assessments and budget for improvements.
In particular, they point to the need for a sprinkler tank in very large retail units or where shops are spread over more than one floor. We conducted a Q&A with a spokesman for Nationwide Water Solutions, the UK’s leading independent sprinkler tank specialist.
Major shop fires be averted by a sprinkler tank
Why is a sprinkler tank important for a large retail unit?
“Getting enough water to the point of a fire quickly is paramount. Not just for public safety but to prevent significant damage and losses. A sprinkler achieves this. It stores water just to fight a fire and for no other purpose. Very importantly, a sprinkler tank slows down the spread of a fire giving people more time to get out of a store. This type of store can attract a very high football and the safety of customers and staff should be paramount.”
Can a sprinkler system operate without a sprinkler tank?
“Yes, but it would be relying on the mains supply. Low water pressure can impede the delivery of water to multiple levels of a building. You also have to appreciate the amount of water that may be required. The best automatic sprinkler systems have sprinkler tanks because they guarantee a supply of water in the correct quantity.”
What is involved when you invest in a sprinkler tank?
“Specialists like Nationwide Water Solutions provide a comprehensive service to make everything as straightforward as possible. We always visit potential clients first to carry out a site survey. This service is free. It helps us assess individual needs and consider things like the proposed location for a tank as well as the size and shape required. We offer a bespoke service so that sprinkler tanks are individually fabricated to suit their environment. Once we have the tank, we install it. We recommend annual independent inspections and also carry out repairs and refurbishment on ageing sprinkler tanks.”
Want to know more or book a free site survey? Discover how your retail business can benefit from a sprinkler tank. Visit Nationwide Water Solutions.
If you are a landlord, having responsible tenants should be a top priority. But even the most robust checks can fail – leaving property owners with not just bad tenants but a huge fire risk. The hidden danger for landlords lies in the rise of cannabis factories. With criminal gangs setting up shop in residential lets, this outlawed activity is big business.
If you own a property in an unassuming street or a on a respectable estate, you are at risk. This is because crooks are favouring rented homes that blend into their surroundings. Many have sprung up in middle class areas, some only being uncovered following reports of a pungent smell and others thanks to heat-seeking technology used by the police.
Why landlords should invest in sprinklers
Growing cannabis is no easy task. It takes a huge amount of electricity to power lights. Lamps are often left switched on for twelve hours a day. They are used to mimic natural light and encourage a crop to bud quickly. Heat generated from some of these lamps can be terrific. Some images released by police forces show a row of snow-covered roofs, except for one – where heat from a cannabis factory has kept the roof warm.
Read that word again – ‘warm’. Earlier this month a major house fire in Birmingham was thought to have been caused by a cannabis-growing operation. Multiple fire crews tackled the blaze, reporting huge flames on the building’s first floor. Additional resources were required to bring the blaze under control. It was discovered the electrics had been bypassed to ensure the huge use of electric was neither detected nor charged for.
Sprinkler systems for all types of property
Sprinkler systems are suitable for a wide range of properties, including residential buildings. In fact, a sprinkler system with a sprinkler tank is likely to put crooks off a property. Having a sprinkler tank is especially important. It retains water in the right quantity to ensure a fire can be tackled effectively from the moment it is detected.
Are you a landlord? Do you worry about the risks of fire? Talk to Nationwide Water Solutions. The company is the UK’s foremost supplier of sprinkler tanks and related services.
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