Frequently Asked Questions
How long will an installation take?Alex PollardTypically, a 5 nozzle system could be fully installed in half a day.
How many nozzles will I need?Alex PollardEach nozzle covers 16m² or 172 sq. ft, so it would depend on how many rooms are in the property, as well as the size of the rooms.
How much does the iMist System cost?Alex PollardThe price for the iMist Fire Suppression system will depend on the number of nozzles and pumps required, as well as the amount of pipework required to complete the job. Once you have sent your floor plans/blueprints across to our sales team, they will be able to organise a quotation for the project.
How much mess will there be during installation?Alex Pollard
The mess will be minimal, and all of our engineers are trained and instructed to clear up after they have installed the system.
I am worried about where the pump, for the system, can be installed in my property. Could you give some ideas?Alex PollardThe pump unit is designed to fit in kitchen units under the sink, in under stairs cupboards, the eaves of the building etc.
I want the system pipework exposed; can you do this?Alex Pollard
Our system is designed to be fitted behind a 30-minute fire resistant plasterboard barrier. If you cannot provide us with this, then we would install solid fixed stainless-steel pipework. This pipework is, however, very small compared to a typical fire sprinkler system.
In the films, all the nozzles/heads go off at once, will this happen in my house?Alex Pollard
No, that is a Hollywood myth. It will only be the nozzle where the fast response bulb breaks that will be activated in the unfortunate event of a fire.
What is the difference between fire protection, prevention, and suppression?Tauren Corsinie
- Fire protection refers to the steps taken to reduce the risk of fire, including the use of fire-resistant materials, proper installation of electrical systems, and regular maintenance of equipment. The goal of fire protection is to prevent fires from starting in the first place.
- Fire prevention involves measures taken to prevent fires from occurring, such as educating people about fire safety, enforcing fire codes, and conducting regular inspections of buildings and equipment. Fire prevention is focused on identifying potential fire hazards and taking steps to mitigate them before a fire can occur.
- Fire suppression refers to the actions taken to put out a fire once it has started. This can include using fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, or calling the fire department. The goal of fire suppression is to quickly extinguish the fire and minimize damage to property and people.
What maintenance is required?Alex Pollard
The iMist system requires annual maintenance. We know our customers have busy lives so we keep a record in-house and will email you, and contact you by post, a few weeks before the service due date as a reminder.