Know the location of the main control valve.
Make certain the main control valve is open at all times.
Be careful not to hit sprinkler heads when moving tall items.
Contact the Fire Department when any activation occurs, even if the fire has apparently been extinguished.
Hang objects from the sprinklers or sprinkler pipes.
Paint the sprinklers or sprinkler cover plates.
Remove, cover, or obstruct the sprinklers in any way.
Turn off or disconnect the system.
Bump sprinklers or exposed pipe.
Stack items close to the fire sprinklers.
Fact:The cost of installing a fire sprinkler system is relatively inexpensive and can offer peace-of-mind and protect your family for many years. Plus, you can enjoy discounts of up to 15% on your homeowner’s insurance premium.
Myth:When a fire occurs, all fire sprinklers in the house will activate.
Fact:Fire sprinklers activate when the temperature in the area of the fire sprinkler reaches that of the fire sprinklers temperature rating, not smoke.
Myth:Water damage is worse than damage from fires.
Fact:Most fire sprinklers are small and unobtrusive, so you won’t notice them unless you are looking for them. Fire sprinklers come in a wide range of colors and styles, ensuring that they will blend aesthetically with any home décor.
Myth:Fire sprinklers won’t look nice in my beautiful new home.
Fact:When a fire sprinkler activates, by design, the sprinkler closest to the fire activates – and in 90% of cases, one sprinkler is enough to extinguish the fire.
Myth:Home fire sprinklers are very expensive.
Fact:The chances that a fire sprinkler will accidentally discharge due to a manufacturing defect are extremely rare- 1 in 16 million. Overall, sprinkler accidents are generally less likely and less severe than accidents involving home plumbing systems.
Myth:Small things like burning a piece of toast could trigger the sprinkler system.
Fact:Residential fire sprinklers use only 10-25 gallons of water per minute. A hose used by firefighters flows about 125-250 gallons per minute.
Myth:Fire sprinklers could go off accidentally.