A fire can happen when you least expect, its ignition starting from any number of sources. That’s why it’s important to protect your home as much as possible and investing in a firefighting tank allows you to do just that. Below we explain the benefits of a firefighting tank to help you decide if installing one in your garden is the right choice for you.
People living in rural areas may be more exposed to the dangers of wildfires, which National Geographic have reported as becoming more frequent in the UK. But no matter where you live, electrical fires are always a danger, with an estimated 20,000 domestic incidents occurring the UK each year. In the case of a fire, firefights are able to easily access the stored water – which can be as much as 122,000 litres in some cases – to use in combating the flames.
While fire crews will be able to directly access stored water in the firefighting tanks, the water can also be used to feed home sprinklers (if installed in the home). Sprinklers are a great fire prevention tool that can quickly dampen areas to prevent further spread of flames, while also working to combat the fire at an early stage. By having a large body of water stored in a firefighting tank, this ensures the sprinklers are ready to spring into action and can continue disbursing the water while a fire crew arrives with more powerful hoses.
While firefighting tanks are primarily used to store large amounts of water for fire crews to access, they can also be used for other purposes. For example, our Carat XXL underground tank can be used as a firefighting tank, septic tank, process water tank or a retention cistern. This offers great value for money, as the tank does not have to sit dormant for long periods of time. In particular, using it as a retention cistern allows you to retain rainwater and enjoy the many benefits of rainwater harvesting.
At GRAF, our firefighting water tanks come with a 10-year warranty, ensuring fantastic value for money. But with good care and maintenance, it is often the case that the tank will last for much longer. If you plan to move home at any time, the tank can also be removed and taken with you to your new property. However, it can also be used as good selling point to increase the value of your property, with prospective buyers enjoying peace of mind they have added fire protection measures immediately at their disposal.
Of course, the danger of a fire can never be completely avoided, but it is possible to put preventative measures in place that can increase the safety of your family and home. Firefighting water tanks are becoming an increasingly popular option for both domestic and commercial properties, offering an added line of defence against the threat of fire.