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Questions and Answers Section

Q: Why are fire sprinklers so effective?
A: Early detection. Fire Sprinklers operate automatically over the fire origin. In most cases, fires are controlled with one or two sprinklers.

Q: How Do Sprinklers Operate?
A: Fire sprinklers are individally heat-activated. When the heat of a fire reaches 165-175˚F, a fusible gas link or glass bulb will activate only that sprinkler over the fire. Thereby releasing water only directly over the source of heat.

Q: How reliable will sprinklers be in your home?
A: They are the most reliable fire protection system known. The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) reports a 96.2% success record.

Q: Do sprinklers go off accidentally?
A: If a sprinkler is not subjected to freezing, overheating, or mechanical damage, loss records show that only 1 in 16,000,000 sprinklers per year will open accidentally.

Q: What are the benefits?
A: Aside from the obvious property and life saving benefits, many insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners that are equipped with sprinklers. A fire sprinkler system would also increase the resale value of your home.

Q: What about sprinkler aesthetics?
A: Sprinklers are no longer "ugly". They can be concealed until needed to extinguish a fire. Varying in wide arange of sizes and colors to match and blend.

Q: What about water damage?
A: Water damage due to sprinkler activation is often grossly exaggerated due to comparisons made to small fire losses thanks to the sprinklers. Actually the water discharged by the fire department is typically ten times greater than that discharded from the sprinklers. During a fire only the sprinkler(s) closest to the fire are activated limiting the total amount of water needed to suppress a fire.

Do's And Don'ts

  1. Test your system monthly.
  2. Know the location of the system shutoff valve.
  3. Make Certain the system control valve is open at all times.
  4. Have your system extended if your home is enlargeded or remodeled.

  1. Don't paint the sprinklers.
  2. Don't damage the sprinklers.
  3. Don't hang objects from the sprinklers.
  4. Don't obstruct the sprinklers.
  5. Don't cover the sprinklers.
  6. Don't remove the sprinklers.
  7. Don't turn off or disconnect the system.
  8. Don't shut off the system in the event of a fire.