Fire Sprinkler Systems: Saving Lives and Property

Presented & Provided by TP Mechanical

Fire protection is an integral part of every business. Ensuring that in case of a fire, your company’s property and the safety of your employees are protected. While we understand that cost is on every company’s mind, we invite you to take a moment to learn how fire sprinkler systems are not only beneficial for safety concerns but also cost effective.

A2000027 Wolverine Worldwide (fire) FULL RES DSC_9800The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that when sprinklers are present, the chances of dying in a fire are reduced by one-half to three-fourths. The average property loss per fire is cut by one-half to two-thirds, when compared to fires where sprinklers are not present*.

Many argue that fire sprinklers are too expensive when they are not a code requirement. At a cost of around $1.50 per square foot of new construction, the ROI for a fire system easily surpasses the risk of damage that would be done without one.

Some people believe that sprinklers cause more damage in a fire. False again. When a fire is detected, only the nearest fire sprinkler(s) are triggered, thus localizing the water damage and possibly resulting in only having to replace some carpeting and/or furniture. The sprinkler heads react to temperatures in each room individually. Think of the cost of replacing your entire building and everything in it, versus just one room.

A2000027 Wolverine Worldwide (fire) FULL RES DSC_9812Water damage has to be an issue right? Actually, more than 90% of fires are controlled by four sprinklers or less. At about 25 gallons per minute, per sprinkler, there would far less damage and clean-up when compared to the amount of water used by fire department hoses. Not only would the sprinkler system be the first line of defense, it also is connected to an alarm panel that would speed up the process of notifying the fire department.

Fire protection systems can be utilized to protect not only your property it can save lives. We hope that you will consider giving us a call regarding our fire protection capabilities and what we can do to enhance your current fire protection system.