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Why have a bushfire sprinkler system?

Roof sprinkler system benefits

During Summer in Australia, the threat of bushfires is very high, which puts a large number of homes at risk. In the event of a bushfire, many homes are often lost as a result of the uncontrolled blaze. To counteract the destruction caused by the fires, many homeowners are investing in bushfire sprinkler systems for their homes. Here is why blaze control systems are a wise choice for homeowners who may be affected by bushfires.

How bushfire roof sprinklers prevent bushfire damage to homes

During a bushfire, thousands of tiny embers are produced from the burnt vegetation. Due to their microscopic weight, the wind can cause embers to spread across hectares of land and to nearby homes. Once hot embers come into contact with combustible materials like the wooden roofing, decking or walls, homes can be damaged or destroyed. .

A bushfire sprinkler system sprays water pressurised generally to 300kpa from the roof of a home all over and around the house. The sprinkler heads are positioned apart so that their spray radius wets the entire house and a small radius of land around your home. The water barrier will extinguish the embers before they can cause the ignition of a fire. This will lower the risk of your home being destroyed during the event of a bushfire.

Rooftop fire sprinkler features

The fire sprinkler systems are fitted with a range of features to ensure your homes safety during a bushfire. Copper pipes are positioned on the roof to prevent corrosion and because they are long lasting.

The best types of sprinkler heads for external rooftop sprinkler systems are butterfly or metal impact sprinklers. Butterfly sprinklers should be positioned 5m apart, as they have a 5m spray radius. They use around 10 litres of water per minute and are best used near the front of the house.

Metal impact sprinklers are suited to areas that are more likely to be impacted by the fire, like gardens. These sprinklers have a higher rate of flow of 20 litres per minute when compared to the butterfly sprinklers. They have a spray radius of 15m and should be 10m apart.

Bushfire sprinkler systems are powered by either a petrol or diesel pump. The pumps are protected by a ventilated cover that prevents the pump from overheating or experiencing fuel evaporation. Petrol pumps generally cost less than diesel pumps. The pumps are fixed to a concrete slab and are connected to a pool or dam or a water source of at least 22 000 litres.

Sydney bushfire sprinkler protection system specialists

If you are looking to minimise the risk of bushfire damage to your home or if you have any other bushfire sprinkler system enquiries, contact us today on 02 9191 7374 or complete our bushfire sprinkler system quote request form today.

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