Many people are constantly looking for better ways to fireproof their homes and make sure that their homes are a safe place for their families.
In the United States, the majority of fire related deaths occur at home. In fact, there is a house fire every 86 seconds in the United States. These statistics are proof that we need our homes to be as fireproof as possible.
In order to prevent house fires from happening, or spreading if they do, it is important to make sure that your home is as protected as it can be from them. Some homeowners in the United States are required to have residential sprinkler systems while many homeowners are not.
The majority of people do not have homes equipped with sprinkler systems, although a sprinkler system is the most effective way to prevent house fires.
Many people believe that installing smoke detectors in the home provide you with plenty of protection against fires. However, smoke detectors simply alert you of a fire and warn you to seek safety; they do not keep a fire under control or put it out.
A sprinkler system is able to control a fire and often eliminate a fire all together.
A smoke detector will alert you that a fire is happening. Although your home should absolutely have smoke detectors in each room, they cannot do much to help you in the event of a fire other than identifying the fire. However, residential sprinkler systems have been proven to provide families with a 97% chance of surviving a house fire, making your odds of getting out much better.
When a fire starts inside of your home, sprinkler systems are activated almost immediately.
The quick reaction time of a sprinkler system can result in the fire being eliminated before emergency services even arrive.
Regardless, very few homes have sprinkler systems.
Many people are hesitant to install sprinkler systems in their home because they don’t understand how they work. Many people believe that sprinkler systems will go off frequently, when cooking or burning a candle for instance, and cause water damage regularly. However, sprinkler systems are much more advanced than people believe them to be.
Typically, a sprinkler will only go off in a room when a fire has started, and it will often remain in that room alone. The rest of the house will remain dry and intact.
If you want to ensure that your home is as fireproof as possible, getting a sprinkler system is the best solution.
If you’re thinking about installing a sprinkler system into your home, contact Beach Lake Sprinkler.