Eight Reasons to Install a Home Fire Sprinkler System

You probably have a smoke alarm in your home—but do you have a home fire sprinkler system? If not, you could be missing out on the best fire extinguishing tool available. For most people, our homes are our biggest financial investment. Even if you have great homeowners insurance, no one wants to see their home destroyed by a fire. Not only will you be displaced while your home is rebuilt or repaired, but you risk losing irreplaceable sentimental items. A fire sprinkler system is the best way to reduce damage and protect your property.

Here are eight great reasons to call a fire prevention company in Dalton, GA today:

  • Sprinklers activate faster than a fire department can arrive: When your home fire sprinkler system detects flames, it’ll start spraying water on the fire within 30 seconds to one minute. Even the fastest fire departments take around five minutes to arrive, during which time a fire can rage out of control. With a sprinkler system, you’ll get immediate fire control.
  • Fire alarms don’t extinguish fires: Your smoke alarm only alerts you to a fire—it doesn’t help extinguish it. While safety is the most important factor, you’ll wish you had a sprinkler system as soon as you’re outside, waiting for the fire department to show up.
  • Sprinklers activate individually: You might be used to older sprinklers that turn on indiscriminately—which means your whole home could be needlessly soaked. Modern sprinkler systems activate on a room-by-room basis, only switching on when they detect a problem.
  • Sprinklers are more environmentally friendly: The average home sprinkler system uses about 340 gallons of water to suppress a fire. Compare that with nearly 2,500 gallons of water used by a fire department every time there’s a home fire.
  • Sprinklers are heat activated: Unlike fire alarms, sprinklers are heat activated. You won’t have to worry about getting an extra shower when you accidentally burn your dinner.
  • Residential sprinklers are small and unobtrusive: Worried that your home sprinkler system will look, well, ugly? Residential systems are much smaller and easier to hide than bulky commercial or industrial sprinklers. In fact, you’ll barely notice them.
  • Sprinklers are relatively inexpensive to install: In a new home, your sprinkler system will cost about 1 to 2.75 percent of the total installation cost—relatively inexpensive compared to how much money it could save. Of course, cost depends on your location, sprinkler type, home size and other factors.
  • Installing sprinklers might reduce your insurance premiums: Finally, your homeowners insurance might cut your insurance premiums if you install sprinkler systems. After all, it’s a win-win for you both: your home stays protected, so they’ll pay out less in case of a fire, and you’ll save money on premiums.

To install residential sprinklers, work with a fire prevention company in the 30721 area. Carpet Capital Fire Protection Inc. can help you set up an effective system. Call us today to arrange a consultation and learn more about what we can do for you.