While fire sprinkler systems have been used commercially for over a century, this technology has only been available for single-family homes for about 25 years. Widespread misconceptions about home fire sprinkler systems have prevented most homeowners from installing these systems.
Builders and homeowners are constantly looking for products and home systems that conserve energy and resources and make their home more environmentally friendly. The home building industry has been aggressively looking to deliver more green products and home systems to consumers.
One home system that has been inherently green for more than 25 years is a residential fire sprinkler system. By design, it is a fundamental system to saving lives and property.
MYTH: Fire sprinklers could ruin my house if they go off accidentally.
FACT: The chances that a sprinkler will accidentally discharge due to a manufacturing defect are extremely rare—1 in 16 million. Overall, sprinkler accidents are generally less likely and less severe than accidents involving home plumbing systems.
What's great about Rapid Response™ sprinklers is that they are available in a wide variety of styles, colors and finishes including brass, chrome, white and custom colors to complement any décor or home design. Even if you're building a home with unique layouts, high or sloped ceilings, or other distinctive elements, a wide variety of sprinkler designs make it possible to easily and aesthetically install a home sprinkler system.