Why Fire Sprinklers?
Simply put — fire sprinklers save property and, more importantly, save lives.
Consider these facts:
- A typical home can be engulfed in flames in five minutes.
- With no sprinklers, a home can burn for an additional 15 minutes before fire fighters arrive.
- A single sprinkler can control, and in many cases extinguish, a fire in seconds.
While smoke alarms can alert you to the presence of smoke, they do nothing to put out a fire. Home fire sprinkler systems respond to heat, not smoke, and act within seconds to reduce heat, flames and smoke from a fire, giving you valuable time to get out safely.
In fact, the federal government and more than 400 local governments — not to mention the national model building code authority, the International Code Council (ICC) — have recommended that all new homes offer this life-safety system.