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Sprinkler Tank Advice for Care Homes

Care homes benefit from sprinkler tank advice. That is because this robust water storage system provides additional protection for older properties that have been converted. It also significantly aids the delivery of water to buildings with multiple floors. With many former hotels and other buildings converted into retirement and nursing homes, they have taken on a purpose for which they were not originally intended.

Risks in care sector buildings can be high. While current regulations safeguard many residents from common types of accidental fires, they cannot rule out the possibility of electrical faults and even unusual causes of fire. Most recently, deaths have potentially been caused by paraffin-based skin creams. Two pensioners died in fires that are being linked to flammable ointments.


Fire safety and sprinkler tank advice

Sprinkler tank advice is vital if you want to direct water to sprinkler heads in the right quantity. This done the the moment a fire is detected. In a care home setting, it is vital – if the building is to be safely evacuated. Getting everyone out can be difficult and time-consuming when many residents will have serious mobility issues and other complex health problems. if If you run a care homes that does not benefit from a sprinkler tank, talk to Nationwide Water Solutions.

We are here to guide you through the pros and cons of having a fire tank installed in your premises. We offer completely free site surveys across the UK and are used to working in sensitive environments. We advise property owners on the best location for a sprinkler tank as well as the correct shape and size for their building.


Care homes and fire safety

It is quite staggering to note the number of even modern care homes in the UK without automatic sprinklers. Residential care facilities are businesses and need to consider loss prevention as well as life preservation when undertaking risk assessments. The right sprinkler tank advice guarantees the availability of water around the clock to contain a fire and offer everyone peace of mind.

To book a free site survey visit Nationwide Water Solutions or for a no obligation chat call 0345 505 2540.

Sprinkler Tank Lining: What Are The Benefits?

If you want to know how sprinkler tank lining can benefit your sprinkler system, this blog post will be helpful. It will outline when the lining of a sprinkler tank can be carried out, how and the best materials. A sprinkler tank is essential in many buildings with automatic sprinklers. Maintaining your tank and ensuring it is in good condition is important.

We have collected together the most commonly asked questions about sprinkler tank lining. We have done this in a bid to offer you the very best advice. All the information has been supplied by experts here at the UK’s leading sprinkler tank specialist, Nationwide Water Solutions.


When is sprinkler tank lining recommended?

Put simply, sprinkler tank lining extends the life of your tank. It saves you the cost of dismantling and removing a tank as well as the expense of having a new one installed. You should only invest in sprinkler tank lining if your fire tank is showing signs of wear and on the advice of an independent inspector. Although sprinkler tanks don’t have to be inspected annually, Nationwide Water Solutions recommends they are. This is because corrosion can lead to weak spots in a tank that could eventually cause a tank to leak.


Sprinkler tank lining materials

Nationwide Water Solutions recommends sprinkler tank lining with EPDM. Recognised as a higher quality material than traditional alternatives, including butyl rubber, it is extremely robust and durable.


Will my sprinkler tank have to be drained for relining?

Yes. The tank is drained over a period of up to 36 hours and the whole lining process can take some days to complete. The full process is explained here.


Will sprinkler tank relining deal with any rust?

Yes. Nationwide Water Solutions cleans the tank’s internal surfaces, removing rust and any other debris.


If you want to extend the life of your fire tank, find out more about sprinkler tank lining. For free advice, visit Nationwide Water Solutions or call 0345 505 2540.

Sprinkler Tank Advice for Owners of Unoccupied Properties

Do you own an unoccupied property? You may be wondering why you need sprinkler tank advice, if you are. The fact is, vacant buildings are prone to arson attacks. What’s more, with nobody on site, a fire can take longer to discover.

Protecting your asset makes sense, particularly if a building is the subject of development plans or is likely to be put back into use. Arson attacks present an ever-present threat. Don’t forget, a fire started deliberately more than a week ago is still burning on Saddleworth Moor. But buildings, as well as open land, have been the subject of arson attacks in the past week.


A sprinkler tank makes sense for empty properties

A disused building in the Somerset town of Glastonbury was targeted by an arsonist earlier this week. As is quite common in these types of incidents, the fire was started in a doorway. It was reported to the emergency services at 6.55am on Wednesday.

Nationwide Water Solutions is the UK’s leading independent sprinkler tank specialist. A spokesman said: “Empty buildings are known target for arsonists. If you own a building you want to preserve, it pays to invest in automatic sprinklers connected to a sprinkler tank. That is because it is like having your own private firefighting crew on call every day, around the clock.”


Other reasons to consider a sprinkler tank

If your property is located next to or near an empty building, double-check your fire safety processes. Ensure they are robust enough to cope with a fire that has spread from another building.

Nationwide Water Solutions says: “Your fire assessments should consider external risks. When you weight up the likelihood of arson on an empty nearby property, consider the potential impact on your building.”

Want more information about the benefits of installing a sprinkler tank? Visit Nationwide Water Solutions for further information.