Uponor Solutions:
Residential Fire Safety

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.

Benefits of Fire Sprinkler Systems

  • Allows you ample time to get out safely
  • Protects your property — even when you’re not there
  • Provides safety for pets that are home alone and may not be able to exit a burning home
  • Can reduce your homeowner’s insurance costs
  • Offers a valuable upgrade to your home