Fire sprinklers are an essential part of commercial fire safety. A fire could cause catastrophic damage to your commercial property. Not to mention putting your employees’ safety at risk. Fire sprinklers use uncomplicated mechanics to put out any fire hazard instantly with a water-based safety system. However, many properties do not have adequate fire sprinkler systems installed. There are many myths surrounding fire sprinkler systems. Keep reading to learn more.
Sprinklers Cause More Damage Than the Fire
The truth is that a fire sprinkler system will cause significantly less damage than a firetruck hose. Without a fire sprinkler system, you will have to depend on the firefighters to put out the blaze. In fact, firefighters tend to use six times more water than the average fire sprinkler system. This will actually lead to more water damage, in addition to the damage from the fire.
Sprinklers are Expensive
Many people believe that a sprinkler system is expensive and won’t be economically viable. However, fire sprinkler systems can be very cost-effective, especially when incorporated in new home construction. Additionally, insurance companies may offer discounts on rates for buildings equipped with fire prevention systems. Also, do not ignore the fact that investing in a fire sprinkler system can prevent damage caused to people or property in case of unforeseen circumstances.
Fire Sprinklers are Overly Sensitive
We have all heard the myth that smoke from candles, cigarettes, or cigars can trigger a false alarm and set off the fire sprinkler systems. Although you want to be sure that your commercial fire sprinkler system will be as effective as possible, you do not have to worry about someone activating the system while on their smoke break. Fire sprinklers are only activated when detecting high-temperature situations such as an office fire.
They are Only Designed to Protect Property
Fire sprinklers improve the safety of those in the building. Statistics have shown that the chance of loss of life is significantly lower in a fully equipped building. Property losses are 85% less in properties with fire sprinklers compared to those without sprinkler systems. Both automatic sprinklers and early warning systems in all buildings can reduce overall injuries, loss of life, and property damage by at least half.
When a Fire Occurs, Every Sprinkler is Activated
Each fire sprinkler head is individually activated when it is exposed to temperatures above 155 °F. That means your home or business will not suffer mass fire sprinkler activation when faced with a possible fire. Typically only one or two fire sprinkler heads will be activated at a time.
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.