How Water is Released in a Home Sprinkler System

How Water is Released in a Home Sprinkler System

If you’re considering adding a fire sprinkler to your home or other property, you may be wondering exactly where the water comes from and how reliable that water is at being released in an emergency situation.  

While there are several mechanisms that enable the water to be released quickly in the event of a household fire, there are a few key parts of the system that will help even the most novice homeowner understand this safety feature.

In this blog post we will discuss where the water is housed, the mechanisms that release the water and more.

The water is stored in the water main

The water for a home fire sprinkler system is housed in the household water main. The main and the water meter form a “T” connection called a riser, and this is how the sprinkler’s pipes are fed in the event of a fire.

Pipes connect the water main to the system

Piping for a sprinkler system is installed just as modern plumbing is through walls and ceilings. Following a distinct hydraulic design, the fire sprinkler’s piping is tailored along the piping of your home.

A flow switch releases the water

In the unfortunate event that there is a fire in your home, the fire sprinkler system will get heated to such a point that it will blow and send a signal to the flow switch to release water through the piping and out the sprinkler system.

If you have recently purchased a home or are interested in further protecting your longtime home by having a sprinkler system installed, we ask that you reach out to our experienced team at Fire Tech Residential Sprinklers.

We specialize in fire sprinkler system installations for homes throughout Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the way our systems operate.

Our team looks forward to getting to work for you soon and we ask that you give us a call at to get started!

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