7. Home Fire Sprinklers Quickly Detect, Contain, and Extinguish Fires
Home fire sprinklers decrease the risk of dying in a home fire by 80% and reduce the average property loss by 71% per fire.
Home fire sprinklers do what no other technology can. Home fire sprinklers immediately respond to a fire while it is still small, controlling the spread of deadly heat, flames and toxic smoke - whether or not the home occupants have responded to the smoke alarm.
Home fire sprinklers are highly reliable devices that are activated by heat. They will only go off if there is a fire which increases the heat beyond the sprinkler trigger point. Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate, spraying water directly on the fire.
Ninety percent of fires are contained by the operation of just one sprinkler.
Home fire sprinklers add approximately 1% to 1.5% to the total cost of building construction.
Home fires can become deadly in as few as three minutes.
Home fire sprinklers, in conjunction with smoke alarms, offer the best protection against fire deaths and injuries.
A home fire sprinkler system is basically maintenance free. The only testing required on a regular basis is opening the drain/test valve to check the alarm operation. The rest of the system is designed to operate properly for 20 years or more without any maintenance.