According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), functioning smoke alarms reduce the risk of home fire fatalities by 50 percent but installing a fire sprinklers cuts the risks by 80 percent. With nearly eighty percent of all fire deaths occurring in residential fires, residential fire sprinklers are a smart investment.
How do they work? Home fire sprinkler systems act quickly to reduce heat, flames and smoke from fire, giving families valuable time to safely get out of a burning home.
A tiny flame can result in total destruction of a home in as little as three minutes. Fire sprinklers can extinguish most homes fires in a matter of sections, before the fire department arrives, giving your family time to escape. By extinguishing the fire quicker, the damage to your home is reduced. According to a study in Scottsdale, Arizona, the average fire damage loss for a home without sprinklers was more than $45,000, with sprinklers, losses were reduced to just over $2,000.
Another benefit: homeowner insurance companies often provide a premium discount to homes with fire sprinkler systems. Not to mention that nearly 75% of homeowners prefer a home with fire sprinklers and the presence of sprinklers increases a home’s value.
Wackenhut provides expert home fire sprinkler systems. Home fire sprinkler systems offer the optimum level of fire safety because they control the fire immediately in the room of origin, help limit the spread of fire, and keep your family safe.