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: 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.