Fire Sprinkler Myths

Below we debunk some of the most common of the myths surrounding fire sprinklers. Clear up your understanding of fire sprinklers and how they work.

Below we debunk some of the most common of the myths surrounding fire sprinklers. Clear up your understanding of fire sprinklers and how they work.

Fact: Sprinklers activate independently; only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate. Read more at How Fire Sprinklers Work

Fact: Sprinkler mishaps are generally less likely and less severe than home plumbing system problems. Read more at How Fire Sprinklers Work

Fact: A sprinkler flows at 38–98 litres of water per minute. The property loss in a sprinklered home fire is a small fraction of the typical loss in an unsprinklered home fire. Read more at Environmental Impact of Fire Sprinklers

Fact: In the 7-10 minutes an urban fire department needs to respond, an uncontrolled fire can grow and spread throughout the home, causing tremendous smoke and fire.  A sprinkler can detect and activate in a much shorter time, controlling a fire and increasing the time for you to safely escape. Read more at the Home Fire Timeline

Fact: Smoke alarms are essential in every home. However, they can only detect a fire. Fire sprinklers detect the fire and automatically control it, saving lives and property.