Every time I stay in a hotel, I see the fire sprinklers in the ceiling (whether in my bedroom or in hallways), and I always feel a bit safer knowing that I have an instant “fire department” close by.

I say this as the tide is slowly changing for residential fire sprinkler systems. More builders are seeing the value and long-term investment of fire sprinklers as an additional incentive for homeowners. And here at Uponor, we are seeing a significant increase in projects that include our multipurpose AquaSAFE™ system, which integrates the fire sprinklers with a home’s cold-water plumbing.

This, of course, is great news! Not only for us who work at Uponor, but for homeowners and families, too. Fire sprinkler systems save lives! And fire sprinkler mandates are continuing to expand across the country. A step in the right direction, if you ask me.

In fact, one homeowner recently installed Uponor AquaSAFE in his home to ensure his family would be given every opportunity to exit the structure should fire come knocking. Wanting to protect your family against disasters, including fire, shouldn’t be mandated — it should be welcomed. Because everyone deserves to have the protection of this type of life-saving system.