Homeowners try to make a home as safe as possible by installing really good locks and often a security system. One aspect of the home that needs to be addressed is fire safety. There are most likely fire alarms in your home, but that may not be enough. In 2015 there were over 500,000 house fires that caused over ten billion dollars in damage. Fires also claimed the lives of over 2,000 individuals. It is easy to understand why a person would want to protect against fire, because unlike a burglar, a fire will consume anything in its path. One of the very best ways to fire against fire is by investing in fire sprinklers. Here are a few things you should know about sprinkler systems.
The most important thing that you should know about fire sprinkler systems is that they are always ready to work. A fire sprinkler system is designed to work at anytime. So, there is always water flowing through the pipes of the sprinkler system. This way when an emergency does occur, the water will not need to be pumped to the fire, it will already be in the room.
A fire sprinkler system will use different methods to initiate the water flow, but one of the most common is the use of glycerine. The sprinkler head is encased in glass. The glass is also filled with glycerine. This is important because glycerine has an extremely low boiling point and expands. So if the temperature in the room is elevated then the glycerine boils and it will crack and break the glass that is encasing the sprinkler head. This allows the water that is flowing through the pipes to actually exit the pipe and flow to put out the fire.
You have no doubt seen a sprinkler system in a commercial building. Commercial buildings understand just how important having a sprinkler system in place can be. It only takes a few moments to start a fire, and that fire can spread very quickly. It only takes a few minutes for a fire to consume an entire room. Having a sprinkler system in places is one of the most effective ways to combat that fire. One of the most important things that you can know about a fire sprinkler system is that it is obtainable. The cost to install a sprinkler system is not as high as you would expect, but you will have peace of mind knowing you are well protected in the event of a fire.