While they are beautiful, older homes may contain certain faults that could lead to potential fire danger. Older, outdated electrical wiring may not be up to today’s safety codes.
While the age of the home does not necessarily increase the chances of a fire, there are precautions that owners of older homes should take.
The U.S. Fire Administration reports that there are 28,600 electrical fires per year. A great number of these fires occur in December and January when most homeowners are using heating appliances.
In a drafty, older home, space heaters are often used for additional warmth. It is crucial to take the necessary precautions regarding these appliances to avoid a fire hazard.
Should a fire begin, a fire sprinkler system will diminish the flames quickly and efficiently. Sprinklers are activated by heat, not by smoke. Therefore, only the sprinklers closest to the fire will activate.
This design limits the areas affected by the water. While smoke alarms will alert a homeowner to danger, they cannot do anything to stop of slow down a fire.
A fire sprinkler system is crucial in a home for protection and loss of property and lives.
For owners of older homes, it is wise to consider the installation of a fire sprinkler system to protect and preserve the dwelling.
Our years of experience and first –rate service provides homeowners and builders with the assurance of a reliable, timely and accurate installation.
For more information on the services provided by Fire Tech Residential Sprinklers, please contact us today at either our Clarksburg, MD office at 240-750-0487 or our Westminster, MD office at 410-346-6642.