RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLERS
Affordable and Life Saving Smoke alarms can be invaluable, but they don’t
put out fires. A sprinkler system can control or
even extinguish a fire while help is on the way.
On average, more than 10 minutes pass between
the time of an initial call and the beginning of
A fire sprinkler system typically activates in just
over one minute from the start of a fire. It can
contain the fire and prevent it from becoming
deadly and destructive.
Give your family precious time to escape safely –
a priceless advantage in a fire. Sprinklers are an
affordable addition to your construction budget.
90% of home fires are contained
by a single sprinkler.
It’s simply not true that every sprinkler in the
house activates at once. The systems are designed
so that only the sprinkler closest to the
fire activates. In 90% of cases, operation of a
single sprinkler is enough to control or extinguish
the fire before heat and smoke build to deadly
levels.Water damage is limited because less
water is required to control a fire.
A sprinkler releases 10-25 gallons of water per
minute. High-pressure fire department hoses
deliver 125-250 gallons per minute, with far
greater potential water damage to your home.
Only a threatening fire generates heat
sufficient to activate a sprinkler.
You can take comfort in knowing sprinklers don’t
operate when and where they’re not needed.
Things like burning toast and cigars will not initiate
a release. Only high temperatures generated
by a fire – typically 155°F or greater – will trigger
activation. And, the chance of accidental discharge
due to a manufacturing defect is only 1 in 16
million, according to information compiled by the
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.
They’re unobtrusive and blend with your
You needn’t be concerned that sprinklers will
adversely affect the appearance of your home.
Today’s diverse styles, finishes and colors
complement any home design. Custom paint
matching is also an option. Piping is concealed in
walls and ceilings, and sprinkler heads are so
small and unobtrusive you almost have to look to
A single sprinkler can protect an area as large as
20 by 20 feet, so an average house may require
only 20-30 sprinklers. Even homes with high,
sloped ceilings and other special design features
can be equipped with an aesthetically pleasing,
life-saving sprinkler system.