frequently Asked Questions
How effective are fire sprinklers?
Sprinklers typically reduce chances of dying in a fire and the average property loss by one-half to two-thirds in any kind of property where they are used.
Can I afford a sprinkler system?
This question is best answered only after a review of the occupancy as the cost per square foot can vary widely due to great differences in installation
requirements. Generally speaking, a sprinkler system can be installed in a new home for as little as $1-$2 per square foot which is less than the cost of a retrofit installation that can run in the range of $2-$3 per square foot.
When a fire activates one sprinkler, don't all sprinklers go off?
Fire sprinklers respond independently to a rated temperature setting. Usually, only one sprinkler is activated to extinguish or limit the fire to its room of origin.
Won't a sprinkler system freeze in the winter?
Much like your plumbing system, your sprinkler system piping is installed on inside walls adjacent to the ceiling framing and then insulated to entrap the available heat lost from the living area below.
Won't a sprinkler system look ugly in my residence?
Quick response residential sprinkler systems are designed to save your life by providing attractive ceiling and side mount sprinkler heads that blend unobtrusively into your room decor. Sprinklers, cover plates, and escutcheons can be custom painted by the manufacturer to match any decor.
Isn't a smoke detector enough?
Smoke detectors will save lives by providing a much needed warning system. However, smoke detectors do nothing to extinguish a growing fire. Too often, battery operated smoke detectors fail to function because of dead or missing batteries. In order for detectors to help save your life, you must provide periodical maintenance.