What Builders Need to Know About Home Fire Sprinklers

What Builders Need to Know About Home Fire Sprinklers

The 2015 International Residential Code requires that all new one- and two-family homes require the installation of an automatic sprinkler system. Several jurisdictions across the country have adopted this code, including Maryland.  As a result, it would be beneficial for builders to learn more about these systems in order to budget and plan appropriately for… Continue Reading

How to Make a Fire Emergency Plan for Your Family

How to Make a Fire Emergency Plan for Your Family

Disaster strikes without warning. Having a procedure in place for emergencies may be the key to your family’s safety. The first step to creating an emergency plan is to gather everyone in your household together.  As a group, develop a fire emergency plan that can be implemented at a moment’s notice. Sketch a map Mapping… Continue Reading

How Property Managers Can Practice Fire Safety

How Property Managers Can Practice Fire Safety

A property manager has many responsibilities. At the top of the list, however, is to protect their building and tenants from a residential property fire. Here are a few things a property manager can do to practice proper fire safety and effectively protect their tenants. Understand your tenants Effective communication is vital to the safety… Continue Reading

Fire Protection vs. Fire Proofing: What’s the Difference?

Fire Protection vs. Fire Proofing: What’s the Difference?

When building a new home or commercial building, it is important for a builder to take all necessary steps to make the structure as safe as possible. At the top of the list of measures to be taken to assure safety is the installation of a fire sprinkler system. Installing a sprinkler system is different… Continue Reading

Myths about Home Fire Sprinkler Systems

Myths about Home Fire Sprinkler Systems

Homeowners often find themselves swimming in a sea of questions regarding the use of their home fire sprinkler systems. From thinking they are unnecessary to misunderstanding how they operate, there are many misconceptions. Here we debunk the myths about home fire sprinkler systems. Myth: I’ll set off a sprinkler if I burn dinner. Fact: Even… Continue Reading