HMO properties are required to meet specific criteria to ensure they are safe for residents. You may be tempted to install a sprinkler system to meet these requirements. However, this could cost you more in the long term should your property experience a fire. A water mist fire suppression system is a form of fire suppression system that breaks down water into very small droplets (or mist) and optimises the distribution of these to achieve the greatest cooling effect possible. The small droplets allow the water mist to effectively control, suppress and extinguish fires. The mist suppression systems themselves require a drastically smaller amount of water in comparison to using a conventional sprinkler system that is similar to water coming from a shower head. The watermist systems are more similar to the spray from an aerosol, which makes them much more effective as a method of fire suppression.
Water mist creates a much larger surface area to be used to absorb the heat. Once the mist makes contact with the flame or heated gases, the droplets evaporate, which absorbs a large quantity of the heat. In a vapour state, water occupies approximately 1,600 times more volume than it does in a liquid state and displaces the equivalent amount of oxygen from the surrounding atmosphere. This creates a smothering effect to put out or suppress the flames. Because the nozzles used are purpose-built to ensure that the mist is being dispersed as effectively as possible, any damage is minimal and, due to the design of the ICO system, can be effectively planned and arranged by your mist fire suppression installer to ensure full coverage.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A MIST FIRE SUPPRESSION INSTALLER
When looking to install a mist fire suppression system in your property, it is important to use a qualified and experienced installer. Failing to ensure that your installer has the appropriate qualifications and experience could lead to a substandard installation that does not protect your property in the event of a fire. As well as having general knowledge about the mist fire suppression system, your mist fire suppression installer should take the time to understand your building and your needs. As part of this process, they should understand the nature of the building and its intended purposes. This will enable them to plan the positioning of the mist system correctly to provide full and accurate coverage in the event of a fire. If it is being installed as part of a new build, then the installer should work with other parties to ensure that the timeline of works is suitable and fits with other building works being carried out. Where the system is being fitted retrospectively into a completed building, there are several other aspects that need to be considered. These include the safety of the works, the risk to existing residents, tenants or other building users, and the structural integrity of the existing building. One company that will work with you every step of the way to install the perfect fire suppression system for your needs is VOCA Fire Protection.
FOR THE VERY BEST IN MIST FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS, GO TO VOCA FIRE PROTECTION
At VOCA Fire Protection, we can assist with the commision, design, and installation of your ICO water mist suppression system. This system is ideal for retrofit purposes as well as new installations, it can be installed in many types of properties such as;
• Residential • Care Homes • HMO • Dementia Care • Galleries
We are experts in installing Watermist fire suppression systems in Wigan and throughout the North West. To learn more about us and the work we do, visit our website at https://vocafireprotection.co.uk, where you can also request a quote for the mist fire suppression system work you need. Alternatively, give us a call on 01942 318003 and we will be happy to help.