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Benefits of a Fire Sprinkler System

Updated on March 15, 2016

When it comes to managing a business there are so many responsibilities. It’s not just the job of seeing that the employees have what they need or if your client’s needs are being met, but it is also the unseen things like ensuring bills get paid, the company is doing its part to prevent disaster (either financial or physical) , and seeing that the right maintenance checks are completed.

One of the best ways to keep your employees and facility safe is by having a dependable fire preventions system installed. And while there is a variety of systems available, one of the most common is a fire sprinkler system. Here are the benefits a fire sprinkler system provides:

  • The sprinkler closest to the fire activates
  • Water contains or extinguishes fire
  • People have time to safely escape
  • Surrounding rooms are protected from fire, heat and smoke damage
  • Installing both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system reduces the risk of death in a home fire by 82%, relative to having neither.
  • Generally, insurance rates go down because fire sprinklers keep the damage low. The likelihood that a sprinkler will accidentally discharge because of a manufacturing defect is extremely rare (1 in 16 million). Sprinkler heads do not tend to leak as they are under the same pressure as the plumbing system but are tested at 2-3 times higher pressure during installation.
  • Fire sprinklers use only a fraction of the water used by fire department hoses. Ninety percent of fires are contained by the operation of just one sprinkler. Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate, spraying water directly on the fire.
  • On average, fires put out using a fire sprinkler system result in a reduction of carbon emissions of 7.8% to 21.6% per fire when compared to fires extinguished using other methods.
  • Consequential loss and inconvenience in buildings that are in involved in a fire where a sprinkler system is not used means they are usually uninhabitable afterwards and maybe demolished. On the other hand, a room protected by a fire sprinkler can typically be back in use within a few hours and the rest of the building is often unaffected.

Perhaps one of the most important things a business must do is see that it is protected against a fire. After all, a fire means loss of records, equipment, and, most importantly, risks your employees. Fortunately, there is a variety of fire sprinkler systems from which to choose, so it is certain that you can find one that meets the design needs of your company. If you have questions about what type of fire sprinkler system will best suit you, talk to the pros at Brothers Fire.

Many websites provide additional information on the topic of fire sprinkler systems. One such site worth visiting is www.brothersfire.com

Janet Slagell independently authors articles for WebDrafter.com, Inc. for search engine marketing. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those solely of the author, and not of any other person, company or organization. No guarantee or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, fitness, or use of the content herein.

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