Fire Sprinklers

Fire sprinklers are economical, reliable and a proven method to protect your family and home during a fire.  The advantages of installing sprinklers in your home include assurance of a safer environment for your family, protection of your investment and irreplaceable family possessions.  Studies by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's United States Fire Administration indicate that the installation of residential fire sprinkler systems could have saved thousands of lives; prevented a large portion of those injuries; and eliminated hundreds of millions of dollars in property losses.

Fire Sprinklers Fact vs. Myth

Myth  Sprinklers may go off accidentally. 
Fact Loss records of Factory Mutual Research indicate that the probability of a sprinkler accidentally discharging due to a defect is 1 in 16,000,000.
Myth If one sprinkler goes off, they all go off.
Fact Sprinkler heads are designed to react to temperatures in each room individually. Normally, in residential fires only the sprinkler over the fire will activate.
Myth  Sprinklers cause water damage.
Fact Residential fire sprinklers discharge 12 to 18 gallons of water per minute as compared to 150 to 250 gallons per minute from a fire hose. If a sprinkler were to flow for 10 minutes, there would be 120 to 180 gallons of water discharged and the fire would be out before the fire department arrived. Without sprinklers the fire would continue to build. After 2 to 3 minutes, the room would become fully involved in fire and would cause irreversible smoke and heat damage throughout the house. It will take the fire department anywhere from 8 to 15 minutes to control the fire with hose streams. That's 1200 to 2300 gallons of water and a fire loss that is 85% higher than a home with sprinklers.
Myth Fire sprinklers are too expensive to install.
Fact The average cost of residential sprinklers in 2013 was $1.35 per square foot. Sprinklers can be installed in a 2,000 square foot new construction home for only $2,700.