Category Archives: Fire Sprinkler Information

Understanding the Difference Between Wet and Dry Fire Sprinkler Systems

Understanding the Difference Between Wet and Dry Fire Sprinkler Systems

  We all understand the importance of a fire sprinkler system in the home or office. These systems cut the risk of fatalities in a home fire by 82 percent. However, not many know the difference between the two types of sprinkler systems: wet pipe vs. dry pipe. Wet pipe fire sprinkler systems In wet… Continue Reading

What Sets Off a Home Fire Sprinkler?

What Sets Off a Home Fire Sprinkler?

A residential fire sprinkler is an intricate, well-oiled machine that adds a high-value level of personal security to any home or building. However, not many understand the inner-workings of a home fire sprinkler system and exactly what triggers it to go off. Stored in your ceilings and walls, a residential fire sprinkler system brings an… Continue Reading

How “Trading-Up” with a Residential Fire Sprinkler System Can Benefit Developers

How “Trading-Up” with a Residential Fire Sprinkler System Can Benefit Developers

Committing to installing residential fire sprinkler systems in new developments proves extremely rewarding for homebuilders, communities, and buyers alike. Many cities agree to offer cost-saving incentives in the form of “trade-ups” to homebuilders who install fire sprinkler systems in their new developments. By installing these fire safety devices in new homes, developers typically become eligible… Continue Reading

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

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