According to a 1990 Maryland law, every newly built multi-family home, hotel, motel, and dormitory must have a residential sprinkler system. This law was expanded in 1992 to include townhomes. While many counties have begun to fight this law, there are many counties have been enforcing this law. There are actually many benefits to having a residential fire sprinkler system in your home.
Saves Lives and Money
Every year, thousands of fires tear through homes and businesses taking the lives of innocent people. It is not just the people who are inside the dwelling at the time of the fire, but the firefights who are trying to rescue the people within. Firefighters can fall through the floors of the home, be hit by falling debris, or get smoke inhalation. These things can lead to even more deaths or injury. But when you have a fire sprinkler system in your home, the risks of injury or death lower significantly. While sprinkler systems do cost money upfront, they can actually help you save money on your homeowner’s insurance. Your homeowner’s insurance can be discounted up to 13 percent depending on the type of system you have in your home and your insurer.
Uses Less Water
While sprinkler systems use water to control the fires in your home, they are able to pinpoint where the fire is and extinguish it much more efficiently. If you wait for emergency services to come to your home, the fire may spread to the other parts of your home and even into your neighbor’s home. But with a fire sprinkler system, there is no waiting for someone to do something. Your residential fire sprinkler system will put out the fire quickly and without using more water than is necessary.
Mitigates Rapid Flashovers
Flashovers are defined as a fire that spreads from one room to another as the fire eats through the floor. This is quite common in two and three-story residential home, but with a fire sprinkler system, you can avoid this further damage. The fire sprinkler systems will help to contain the fire in one room instead of having it spread.
Fire Protection and Prevention with Fireline
At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems to keep commercial kitchens safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to keep your business safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems as well to help keep commercial fires controlled should they break out. Our trained technicians will work with you to determine which air sampling smoke detection system is best for your business. We will also help install and maintain the system for your commercial building.