Most people agree that fire sprinkler systems are one of the best ways to put out fires when they are small. It is very important to protect your business, property, or home from fires by putting in fire sprinkler systems.
What is the purpose of fire sprinkler systems?
Sprinkler systems in homes and businesses are very important. Sprinklers are mostly used for two things:
- Keeping people safe
- Keeping property safe
The NFPA says, “When sprinklers are present, the chances of dying in a fire and the average property loss per fire are both cut by half to two-thirds compared to fires where sprinklers are not present.”
- Protecting Lives:- Without a doubt, fire sprinklers’ most important job is to protect the lives of the people who live in the building. “The civilian death rate was 81% lower in homes with fire sprinklers than in homes without them,” says a report from the NFPA. Sprinkler systems are turned on early in a fire to help fight it and make it more likely that people will survive. Fire sprinklers slow the spread of a fire and make it easier for people to get out of a building safely. They also reduce the number of toxic fumes that a fire puts out.
- Protecting Property:- Fire sprinkler systems can cut down on the damage a fire does to the property by a lot. Sprinklers stop a fire when it is still small, so it does less damage to property. “When fire sprinklers were present, fires were kept in the room where they started 97% of the time,” says the NFPA. Some people may think otherwise, but fire sprinklers are set off by heat or flames, not by smoke. During a fire, the sprinkler head closest to the fire is the only one that works.