Residential Sprinkler Systems

Fire Safety

Residential fire sprinkler systems are an effective way to improve your home’s fire safety. Sprinkler systems detect fires quickly to decrease heat, flames, and smoke from potential fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), “only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate, spraying water directly on the fire. In 84% of home fires where the sprinklers operate, just one sprinkler operates” (Source: National Fire Protection Association). This allows the system to target the fire quickly and effectively. The effectiveness of these systems can help save lives and add an additional layer of fire safety to already in-place fire safety measures.

Benefits of Sprinkler Systems

Fire Protection

Automatic fire sprinkler systems are vital to protecting your family and home from fires. Statistics show that having an automatic fire sprinkler system reduces the risk of fire death, decreases property loss, and increases the overall fire safety of the building. According to the NFPA, “85% of fire deaths occur in the home” and furthermore, “the risk of dying is cut by about one-third when smoke alarms are present […] while automatic fire sprinkler systems cut the risk of dying by about 80%” (Source: National Fire Protection Association). It is important to have a system in place that covers every possibility. Installing a residential fire sprinkler system, in addition to other fire safety measures, ensures your home is protected to the fullest.

Mitigate Damage

Fire sprinkler systems help mitigate the damage done by fires, in addition to smoke detectors, fire department response, and other good fire safety practices. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), “Home fire sprinklers can control and may even extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive on the scene” (Source: National Fire Protection Association). This is especially important for rural areas, where fire department response time may be lower than more populated areas.

Cost Effective

Once a tool used primarily for commercial facilities, fire sprinkler systems are increasingly being used in U.S. residences. Historically, fire sprinkler systems have been used to protect commercial buildings, but the increased cost-effectiveness of fire sprinkler systems has led to more residential installations (Source: Fire Safety Advice Centre).

Increasing Popularity

To improve fire safety, more homes than ever are protected with these cost-effective systems. 18.5% of occupied homes built between 2008-2012 included automatic sprinkler systems, according to an NFPA report “U.S. Experience with Sprinklers”. According to to the report, 4.6% of new homes had fire sprinkler systems in 2009, up from 3.9% in 2007. Automatic fire sprinkler systems are helping homeowners protect their homes more than ever.

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