Did you know that more than 80% of fire deaths occur within the home? While that’s a staggering statistic, fortunately there are home fire sprinkler systems available to help extinguish fire and save lives. While sprinkler systems are typically associated with commercial or industrial buildings, it’s actually becoming more common to find sprinkler systems installed in apartments and homes. Because fire sprinkler systems respond quickly, they’re often able to extinguish a fire long before help can arrive to the scene. And if you’re worried about property damages caused by the water in the sprinkler system, rest assured that only the sprinkler system closest to the fire actually activates. Amptec Fire & Security offers a wide selection of reliable fire sprinkler systems for Edmonton homes and businesses.
How Much Do Sprinkler Systems Cost?
The costs associated with installing a sprinkler system will vary, but it’s usually significantly less than upgrading your carpets, paving a driveway or installing a Whirlpool bath. Plus it can actually help you reduce your homeowner’s insurance premium. It’s estimated that property losses are about 85% less in homes with sprinkler systems when compared to those without them. While many may think a smoke detector is sufficient protection for the home, many smoke detectors fail because the batteries are either dead or removed. The reality is you can’t afford not to invest in a sprinkler system, for there may come a time when your life and livelihood may depend upon it.
Sprinkler System Maintenance Tips
It goes without saying that it’s essential to ensure your sprinkler system is maintained to ensure it’s functioning properly. Perhaps the best thing you can remember when it comes to maintaining your sprinkler system is to lock all sprinkler control valves. This ensures nobody can close or tamper with a valve without your authorization. Placing effective visual communication (signs) around your sprinkler system can also eliminate people from closing the valves. Being aware of the National Fire Protection Agency’s 25 standard also allows you to maintain the valves, pump units and sprinklers according to the established requirements. Always check to make sure nothing’s blocking the sprinkler system, including paint, which could prevent water from coming out, and be sure to have your system winterized to avoid freezing pipes during the winter.
Have a question about residential or commercial fire sprinkler systems in Edmonton? Rely on Amptec Fire & Security for all your sprinkler system installation and maintenance needs. Fire safety is important for everyone, and we do our best to keep you educated and secure. Please contact us today for more details or to address any concerns you may have.