Like many people, you might not even be aware of the fire sprinkler system in your office or the shops where you do most of your errands. However, these important safety components of fire protection systems are often inconspicuously placed in order to protect the property from the damages and losses which fire causes. Another thing you may not be aware of is that the greatest risk from fire is not in those buildings, but in your own home.
Businesses and other public locations are often required by law to have certain fire protection systems in place in order to prevent serious tragedies from occurring. These same requirements have not been put into place for individual homes. Yet, as a homeowner, you may want to consider the use of a fire sprinkler system for your own protection.
Many homeowners are concerned that if they install this type of system in their home that they will be at risk of water damage. This concern comes about because many people believe that a lit match or a boiling pot of water can set off the system. This is actually a misconception; sprinkler systems are actually triggered by heat, not smoke. Additionally, each sprinkler head is triggered individually. This means that if you have a localized fire in one room of your home, the sprinkler heads in that room will be triggered and can quickly extinguish the fire without leading to water damage in the rooms which are so far unaffected by the fire.
If you have not thought about the use of a fire sprinkler system in your home, you may want to consider it. Once a fire has started, it can spread rapidly through your home, destroying your most treasured possessions and putting your family at risk. If you are not at home, if you are not prepared to put it out with a fire extinguisher, then the sprinkler system is your best option.
All too often fires occur while you and your family are sleeping. These fires might only be kept under control because of your home sprinkler system.
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