Common Myths About Sprinkler Systems

Most automatic sprinkler systems have sustained a wonderful track record of protecting life and property for well over 100 years. That being said, many people aren’t aware of the negatives or drawbacks of having certain systems. Protecting your business is a top priority. It is a top priority for us at FireServ as well. Perhaps you already have excellent fire protection or safety systems in place at your business? If so, then you’re hopefully already well prepared to protect yourself from any and all potential fire issues. Several factors go into Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Sprinkler Installation, and getting quality Fire Sprinkler Maintenance.

There are still some common myths about the operation and effectiveness of automatic sprinkler systems . We are here to help prove or disprove some of those myths below:

Note: “Much of the following stats and information have been gathered from American Fire Sprinkler Association.”

Did You Know? Sprinklers provide a high level of life safety. Statistics show that there have rarely been multiple lives lost in a building fire that had a fully covered sprinkler system. Losses are 85% less in properties with fire sprinklers compared to those without sprinklers. The combination of automatic sprinklers and early warning systems in all buildings can reduce overall injuries, loss of life, and property damage by up to 50%.

Think about that information for a minute. How would your business be affected by serious fire right now? It may sound like a foolish question. After all, any business would be affected by fire damage: serious or even minimal! But maybe you’re a newer business just gaining steam and building a larger customer base? Or maybe you’re an established business going through one of the busier times of your year? Don’t be caught by surprise. Don’t just hope for the best and use substandard fire protection methods! Trust the experts at FireServ to protect the best interests of you and your business. We provide the best servicing for Fire Sprinkler Systems, and Fire Sprinkler Installation. We also provide the most expert Fire Sprinkler Maintenance you’ll find anywhere!

When fires occur, every sprinkler head goes off right?

Actually. Fire protection sprinkler heads are individually activated when building temperatures exceed beyond 155°. Most property fires are generally controlled with one sprinkler head. 90% of all fires are controlled with six or fewer heads and various studies conducted during over 80 years of automatic sprinkler use found that 82% of fires have occurred in buildings controlled by fewer than 3 sprinkler heads.

Smoke detectors provide all the protection I’ll need right?

Actually. Smoke detectors save lives by providing you with an early warning to a smoke or fire incident. But they can’t do anything to extinguish a fast spreading fire or protect those physically unable to escape on their own, such as the elderly or small children.

Water damage from a sprinkler system is more extensive than fire damage right?

Actually. Water damage from building sprinkler systems tend to be much less severe than the damage caused by water from fire fighting hoses or smoke and fire damage. This of course happens if the fire is allowed to spread. That being said however, quick response sprinklers release 8-24 gallons of water per minute compared to 80-125 gallons per minute discharged by fire hoses.

Ultimately

Your business is far too important to risk protecting with subpar fire safety methods. As modern times have given us new methods of transportation and communication? They’ve also given us new ways to protect ourselves from unseen or preventable fires as well. Don’t trust outdated or basic methods of fire prevention to your business safe! Trust the experts at FireServ to help serve you and your business with the best fire protection services in the industry.

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“Since 1999, FireServ has provided cost effective, nationwide management of fire and life safety systems for companies that operate multiple locations. Several factors go into Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Sprinkler Installation, and getting quality Fire Sprinkler Maintenance. Our responsibility is to ensure that proper fire and safety equipment has been provided to each of our client’s locations and that the equipment is serviced and maintained properly within the guidelines of local, state and national codes, as well as manufacturer’s specifications.”

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