Sprinkler systems don’t just benefit schools and public places. In fact, installing a sprinkler system in your home has both short-term and long-term benefits. Right off the bat, a sprinkler system brings an extra level of safety to your home. If a fire starts in your house, the sprinklers can put an end to the flames before they have a chance to do serious, irreparable and costly damage. Think about all of the construction, furniture and personal belongings that you would have to replace if your home had a massive fire that could have been prevented or deterred with sprinklers.
Homes that don’t have a sprinkler system must fight flames with a hose. It takes eight times more water through the hose to put out a fire than it does with an automatic sprinkler system. Using a hose will not only substantially increase your water bill; it will also cause extensive water damage on top of fire damage to your personal property. The steady stream of hose water when trying to diminish a fire easily ruins wooden furniture and flooring, which can be particularly expensive to repair or replace.
When you have a sprinkler system installed in your home, you may qualify for lower-cost homeowners insurance. Since these systems help control the amount of damage due to fire, it is advantageous for insurance companies to support them and offer a reduced rate. Just like having a fence around your in-ground pool, or locks on any second story door, this additional safety feature is especially appealing to homeowner insurance providers. The financial loss from a fire is 90% lower in homes with a sprinkler system, which can save the insurance company and you, a lot of money.
In addition to saving you money, your system could actually make you money. When having a sprinkler system installed in your home, the value of your property increases. Down the line if you choose to move and sell the property, you will have more re-sale value. This element can be used to increase the requested price for the property and even as a standout feature for potential buyers. House hunters with expensive furniture, or specific concern about fires can find these systems especially important when they look at a house and consider purchasing it.
A sprinkler system can help save you money in a variety of ways. First of all it decreases the amount of both fire and water damage that are possible. It also reduces the cost of water used if you have a fire and need to use a hose to put it out. These systems can also lower homeowners insurance and on top of all that, increase the resale value of your home. All of these elements combined make for a pretty good argument as to why you should consider installing a sprinkler system in your home. What are you waiting for?