HOW Do Fire Sprinklers Work?

Fire SprinklerA fire sprinkler could save your life.  Think about that for a moment.


In our homes, we are always aware of the danger of a fire.  While precautions are taken and occupants are careful, accidents do occur.  A fire sprinkler system is the best measure you can take to protect your loved ones and your home against a deadly fire.


When installing a fire sprinkler system, a network of piping is laid behind your home’s walls and ceilings with individual sprinkler heads seyest up along the pipe routes.  In the event of a fire, the heat from the flames activates a sensor in the heads closest to the blaze.  Only the sprinkler heads in the vicinity of the fire will activate.  The sprinkler system will allow the affected sprinkler to quickly reduce the heat from the fire.  Contrary to common belief, not all sprinklers in the home will activate to put out a blaze.  In fact, 90% of all home fires can be contained by a single sprinkler head.  On average, a single sprinkler head can reach a 20’ circumference.


A fire sprinkler system is generally installed during the construction or remodeling of the home.  In states such as Maryland, this type of fire protection is a state requirement for newly constructed single family homes, townhouses, condominiums and apartments.  If a dwelling is constructed in a state that does not require fire sprinkler systems by law, it is highly recommended that the homeowner add a system during the construction phase.


Fire Tech Residential Sprinklers, LLC specializes in the design, installation and service of residential fire sprinkler systems.  Our years of experience and first-rate service provide 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 our Clarksburg office at 240-750-0487 or our Westminster office at 410-346-6642.


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