Some Cool Facts You May Not Have Known About Sprinkler Systems

Fire sprinklers are generally found attached to a network of pipes, or installed along walls, ceilings, or in the corners of a room. Sprinkler systems come in a variety of types and sizes but can easily blend into almost any room. Sprinkler systems are connected to a water main that releases water immediately in the event of a fire emergency. If you own or operate a building that has been inspected within the last 30 years, chances are you have a sprinkler system of some sorts. If you don’t, there’s a good chance your building isn’t under code, and you should get an inspection done immediately. FireServ proudly provides expert services for all Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Sprinkler Installation, and Fire Sprinkler Maintenance. Don’t wait around to get the protection you need. Sprinkler systems save lives and protect investments. In fact, there may be some cool facts you may not have known about sprinkler systems!

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The following information is available for public record and was gathered from ThoughtCo, “Henry S. Parmalee of New Haven, Connecticut, is considered the inventor of the first practical automatic sprinkler head. Parmalee improved upon the Pratt patent and created a better sprinkler system. In 1874, he installed his fire sprinkler system into the piano factory that he owned. In an automatic sprinkler system, a sprinkler head will spray water into the room if sufficient heat reaches the bulb and causes it to shatter. Sprinkler heads operate individually.”

The following stats and information have been gathered from Tufts University:

  • You’re better off fighting fires with sprinklers sometimes. Water damage from a building sprinkler system will be much less severe than the damage caused by water from firefighting hose lines or smoke and fire damage if the fire is allowed to spread. Quick response sprinklers release 8-24 gallons of water per minute compared to 80-125 gallons per minute discharged by a fire hose.
  • Sprinkler heads are individually activated by fire temperatures in excess of 155°. Residential fires are usually controlled with one sprinkler head. 90% of all fires are controlled with six or fewer heads and a study conducted during the 80 years of automatic sprinkler use found that 82% of the fires that have occurred were controlled by two or fewer sprinkler heads.
  • Smoke detectors save lives by providing an early warning to a smoke or fire incident. But can do nothing to extinguish a growing fire or protect those physically unable to escape on their own, such as the elderly or small children. Too often, battery operated smoke detectors fail to function because the batteries are dead or have been removed. As the percent of homes in America that were “protected” with smoke detectors increased from zero to more than 70%, the number of fire deaths in homes did not significantly decrease.
  • Sprinklers provide a high level of life safety. Statistics reveal that there has never been any multiple loss of life in a fully protected building. Property losses are 85% less in residences with fire sprinklers compared to those without sprinklers. The combination of automatic sprinklers and early warning systems in all buildings could reduce overall injuries, loss of life and property damage by at least 50%.


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