Unless you live next door to the fire brigade, you won’t find better fire protection than home fire sprinkler systems. Here are a few reasons why home fire sprinklers provide the best fire protection available.
They respond quickly. It could take the fire brigade ten minutes, twenty minutes, or more to arrive at your home, hook up their apparatus to a water source, and begin fighting the fire after you call them—and in that time, it’s easy for a fire to spread out of control. Firefighters know that every second counts, but traffic and distance can prevent them from responding as quickly as they need to.
fire sprinkler systems, you don’t have
that problem. When a fire starts, it sends a plume
of hot air towards the ceiling—activating
the heat-sensitive seal on a home fire sprinkler
system. The moment that happens, the residential
sprinkler system responds.
They don’t malfunction. Approximately 14% of smoke alarms fail to respond in case of fire. If you forget to replace the batteries, that raises the failure rate. Home sprinkler systems don’t require you to remember to replace batteries, and the failure rate is very low—approximately one in 500,000 home sprinkler systems fails because of manufacturing defects. Overall, home fire sprinklers are much more reliable than other types of fire protection.
They respond automatically.
Fire extinguishers can also put out the fire before
it grows out of control—if you can get to
the fire extinguisher in time and know how to
operate it. Some fire extinguishers only control
certain types of fires, and many models need to
be replaced or recharged once every ten years
or so. In addition, fire extinguishers require
you to stand in close proximity to a fire, putting
you at risk of injury or death—and if you
can’t get to the fire extinguisher in time
or are blocked from accessing it because of the
fire, you’re out of luck.
Home sprinkler systems don’t require you
to operate them manually or get dangerously close
to a fire. They protect you automatically—your
only job is to get yourself and your family out
of the house safely.
They control the fire effectively. Approximately 90% of fires can be controlled with a single sprinkler head, and that’s because home sprinkler systems respond quickly enough to stop the fire before it grows. Residential fire sprinkler systems respond more quickly than fire brigades, and they extinguish a fire more quickly than you can with a fire extinguisher. When it comes to fire protection, every second counts.
Home fire sprinkler systems respond
faster, malfunction less often, and operate more
safely than any other method of fire protection—including
the fire brigade. There’s no question that
residential fire sprinkler systems save
lives; throughout the U.K., not one fire-related
fatality has ever been reported in a home with
a fire sprinkler system installed. They may be
more expensive to install than a smoke alarm,
but they provide better fire protection as well.
If you really want to protect your home and family
from fire, installing a home fire sprinkler system
is easily the best option you have.