You have likely seen sprinkler systems in commercial buildings such as schools, offices, and hospitals. These fire suppression systems help save lives and prevent fire damage from destroying a building. Where you may not have noticed these sprinklers is inside the home. A standard fire sprinkler system can stop a fire from spreading throughout a home in about 90 seconds and prevent significant damage. There are several benefits to installing a fire sprinkler system in your home. Keep reading to learn more.
Types of Residential Sprinkler Systems
There are two types of residential sprinkler systems you can have installed in your home: stand-alone sprinklers and multi-use systems. Stand-alone systems aren’t connected to your home’s water supply. Instead, they have their own pipes and backflow valves made of flexible copper or orange-plastic tubing for low maintenance. They also require a water storage tank.
However, the water in stand-alone systems doesn’t circulate, possibly allowing stagnant water to be dumped on the fire. This is also a breeding ground for mold and other bacteria in the water.
Multi-use units connect to the home’s plumbing, and every time water is used, it circulates in the pipes. This prevents the water from growing stagnant. Some also have a flow alarm that, when activated, will call the fire department and save valuable time.
Benefits of Residential Sprinkler Systems
Having a fire sprinkler system in your house is essential for protecting your family and property. Ultimately, a home sprinkler system is well worth the investment. Some benefits of adding a fire sprinkler system in your home include:
- A residential fire sprinkler system increases the safety of each room.
- Fire sprinklers can put out or contain fires in less than two minutes.
- Homes with a fire sprinkler system incur less damage in the event of a fire.
- Having a sprinkler increases your chances of surviving a fire
- In some cases, it can reduce the cost of homeowner’s insurance and add resale value to your home.
Ensure Your Home is Fire Safe
Today’s residential sprinkler systems are designed to protect homes 24/7 and feature a series of sprinklers strategically placed throughout your home. Sprinklers are temperature-sensitive and will only activate when it senses high temperatures between 135 and 165 degrees Fahrenheit, and only the sprinkler or sprinklers nearest to a fire will go off, so you don’t have to worry about your entire home getting wet during a fire. If you are considering installing a sprinkler system in your home, reach out to your local fire protection company to determine if it is the right fit for you.
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