Sprinkler systems have been used in the home and in commercial buildings for a little more than a century. However, mandatory Toronto sprinkler system installation is relatively new. As you can probably imagine, during the initial, limited flare-up stage, fires are much easier to put out. This is one of the reasons that a sprinkler system can ensure your own safety and the safety of the people you love.
According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association, the presence of sprinklers reduces the average property loss per fire by one-half to two-thirds, and the chances of dying in a fire are reduced by one-half to three-fourths when compared to fires without a sprinkler system.
Don’t they damage the home?
People often assume that a sprinkler systems installation will damage the entire home, even if there is just smoke damage. The truth is that a proper installation localizes the water damage, because only the nearest fire sprinkler(s) are triggered when a fire is detected. The only replacements that you might need include some furniture and/or carpeting. When you compare the costs of replacing your entire home and all your belongings, needing to replace a single room does not seem like too much of a hassle.
Aren’t fire sprinklers too expensive?
Some people assume that having a fire sprinkler system in your Toronto home means that you have a great deal of expenses. The truth is that this has not only become more affordable in recent years, but the presence of a professionally installed sprinkler system can even lower your homeowners’ insurance premiums.
Aren’t they ugly?
The people who say that a sprinkler system cannot be attractive looking have obviously never looked at the recent options for sprinkler head assemblies. There are even some recessed versions that make your sprinkler look like another decoration in your home. Aesthetically speaking, there is no reason not to get a sprinkler system installed anymore.
As you can see, having a sprinkler system can offer a great number of benefits for your overall safety, without any real drawbacks. Keep in mind that in order for your Toronto sprinkler system to be effective, it has to be installed correctly. Just another reason it is important to let professionals complete your sprinkler systems installation.
The benefits that you get are clear:
- Low water requirement
- Fast response
- Limits damage
- Peace of mind while on vacation
- Increased resale value of your home