Fire sprinkler systems save lives, and this fact isn’t a secret. Most newer homes have fire sprinkler systems. However, if your home is older, this may not be the case. One of the most vital home improvements is adding a fire sprinkler. This upgrade matters more than a kitchen island, a new deck, or a luxury bathroom. Today we’re going to go into more detail about why all homes should have fire sprinkler systems.
Safety Should Always Come First
When a homeowner decides that it’s time to improve their home, they weigh their options. They figure their budget and what upgrades will improve their home the most. However, in this case, making your home safer should be a no-brainer. A fire sprinkler can add extra expense to the cost of construction, but you should always put safety first.
It’s Never Wrong to Be Prepared for a Rainy (or Fiery Day)
No homeowner wants to experience a house fire due to faulty wiring or any other reason. Two devastating things can happen as a result of a residential fire: loss of life and property loss. Of course, you can always replace material objects, but you can’t bring back lives. And even if you can replace a material object, no one likes needing to replace an entire home. In 2017, The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reported that fires in single and two-family dwellings cause $6.1 billion in property damage. What’s even scarier is the loss of life statistics that the NFPA reported. Every year, more than 2,000 people lose their lives in a house fire. While this number may seem relatively small, it’s still a sobering thought. This unfortunate circumstance doesn’t have to happen to you. Reach out to us today if you don’t have a fire sprinkler system in your home.
Misconceptions About Fire Sprinkler Systems
- They’re unappealing– A residential fire sprinkler system can be relatively small, concealed, and doesn’t take away from the beauty of a home
- They can (ironically) damage a home– Did you know that a fire sprinkler produces 8-10 times less water than a hose? Also, residential fire sprinklers only focus on where the actual fire is.
- They don’t respond quickly– The fire department could take 5-10 minutes to come, but a fire sprinkler activates immediately.
If you don’t have a fire sprinkler in your home, then we question why? Your life matters. Even if you never experience a fire outbreak in your home, we’d like to argue that the preparation is reassuring.
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 in 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.