Adding home fire sprinkler systems have never been easier. Whether you are building a new home or retrofitting a fire sprinkler system to your current home, there are many reasons and incentives to consider doing so. Adding a fire sprinkler system can not only save you and your families lives but it can also limit the amount of damage inflicted in the event of a fire. They give you the most time possible to have you and your loved ones escape safely. The following are some important reasons for why you should consider adding a sprinkler system to your home.
Every Second Counts
According to the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, a fire sprinkler system can extinguish a fire in as little as 1.5 minutes. This is less time than it would take for the call to be placed to the fire department and for them to respond to your home. In the event of a fire, every second counts. The difference between a fire growing unabated and having a fire sprinkler system helping to extinguish it is very significant. Studies have shown that fire sprinkler systems reduce the risk of death by over 80%. Fire sprinkler systems in combination with smoke and fire detection systems give you and your loved ones the most time possible to get to safety.
According to the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, the national average for installing a fire sprinkler system in to new construction is around $1.35 per square foot. The cost of retrofitting a fire sprinkler system into an existing structure is reported to be between $2 to $3 per square foot. The costs also depend on whether you have a stand-alone system or a combined system. A stand-alone system uses a separate storage tank and pump designed solely for the use of the sprinkler system. A combined system uses the existing plumbing in your home to add piping for a sprinkler system. These costs can be offset by significant savings from your insurance company in your home-owners insurance costs. This would be a great opportunity to ask them how much you could save by adding a fire sprinkler system to your home.
Why Home Fire Sprinklers Are Important
Fires are equally likely to happen in newly constructed homes as they are in older homes. Older construction used legacy materials which are slower to burn while new construction uses more efficient materials for construction which also can lead to more deadly fires. Fires can become deadly in under 3 minutes. They are especially deadly for young children and elderly adults who can not move as quickly or maybe can not get to safety on their own. Sprinkler systems can help extinguish the fire or at least keep it from spreading as fast so that the fire department will have the time they need to help get everyone to safety. Sprinkler systems can also save homeowners thousands of dollars of repair costs if the unfortunate event of a fire occurs.
These among many are very important reasons for why it is important to consider adding a fire sprinkler system to your home either in the construction phase or to your existing home. A fire protection company will be able to help you determine what type of fire protection system would be best for your home. They also can help make it aesthetically pleasing so that it does not stand out but you still get the same great protection. Give one a call today and find out how they can help you get the protection you want for your family and your home.