Category Archives: Fire Sprinkler Information

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

The Growing State of the Home Fire Sprinkler Market

The Growing State of the Home Fire Sprinkler Market

Last June, more than 70 people died after a tragic fire took place at a London high-rise building called the Grenfell Tower. After the tragedy, local fire officials revealed that the building didn’t have any central smoke alarms or interior sprinkler systems installed. While the lack of those firefighting tools only served to make the… Continue Reading

Where Does the Water Come From? What You Should Know

Where Does the Water Come From? What You Should Know

You have your home fire sprinkler installed; that’s great news! But you’re probably wondering, where exactly does the water come from? Here’s what you should know about your home fire sprinkler’s water supply system. How the Mechanism Works The water is sourced through the household water main in most homes. The main and the water… Continue Reading