When it comes to protecting your home against a fire, you need to have a plan in place. One of the best ways to ensure that your property is protected is by having a residential fire sprinkler system installed.
While all sprinkler systems protect your property, it’s important to understand the different types that are available and what each one offers. When you do the research, you’ll rest easy knowing you have the very best protection for your home.
Wet vs. Dry Sprinkler Systems
When it comes to choosing the right fire sprinkler system, it’s essential to know the difference between wet and dry sprinklers.
To put it simply, a wet pipe fire sprinkler system will have water stored in its pipes and will immediately discharge it when it senses a fire. A dry pipe fire sprinkler system is connected to a supply tank holding water and will draw the water in the event of a fire.
Although a wet pipe system is preferred due to its ability to quickly put out a fire, this system does not work properly in spaces where the temperature is below 40 degrees. Since most homes will not dip below this temperature, you should feel confident in having a wet pipe fire sprinkler system installed at your home.
Copper vs. CPVC Piping
When it comes to the actual piping material for your sprinkler system, there are two common types, copper and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC).
While there are several advantages to each material, copper piping has been used for years as it is flexible, durable and has a melting point five times higher than CPVC.
CPVC is a relatively new material for fire sprinkler systems but is completely resistant to corrosion and will not fail over time due to certain water or soil conditions like copper.
The Different Sprinkler Heads
Another important thing to consider when choosing a sprinkler is the head that will be attached. There are several popular sprinkler heads that include concealed, flush pendant, semi-recessed and more.
Concealed sprinkler heads will have the sprinkler hidden until there is a fire, making it a popular choice for homeowners, while flush pendant and semi-recessed sprinklers are often used for apartments or office buildings.
When you’ve done your research and are ready to have a fire sprinkler system installed in your home, we ask that you reach out to our team at Fire Tech Residential Sprinklers, LLC.
We’ve proudly offered the very best residential fire sprinkler system installations in Maryland, DC and Virginia for years and promise to have your home and family protected from any future fires.
We invite you to call us today at one of our three locations to get started.