Home Fire Sprinkler Facts - Part 1
The unfortunate statistic that, over 80% of fire deaths occur inside homes, is a hard fact to come to terms with; more so, because fire sprinklers can save lives and properties from fire, though, they may not be as utilized as they should be.
They usually respond quickly and effectively to fires that just break out, often extinguishing the fire before the fire department arrives. Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate, spraying water on the fire.
Home fire sprinklers save lives and many properties on a daily basis; in many of these situations, a family who has survived a fire, with the help of fire sprinklers, will continue to have their home to live in as they did before the fire.
The cost of a home fire sprinkler system, in a new home, averages around $1.35 per square foot of sprinkler radius. This usually equates to a similar amount to what is spent for carpet upgrades, paving a stone driveway, or the installation of whirlpool bath. (Source: NFPA website).
Another little known fact — that could potentially save you money, too — is that a home fire sprinkler system can reduce the homeowner’s insurance premium. So, not only do you increase your chances of limiting the amount of damage to your home caused by a fire, you can also save money in doing so!