An indoor sprinkler system is one of the most effective fire-fighting mechanisms around. They are commonly used in offices and other public buildings. But what about in your home?
Fire accidents in the home can have serious, expensive and tragic consequences. Their effects can be costly in both a financial and personal sense. Sometimes, it isn’t the loss of an item with the most monetary worth that hurts the most. It can be something of enormous sentimental value. Or, in the worst cases, a life.
Should you install an indoor sprinkler system at home?
The short answer is, if you can, yes. Research and studies show that the presence of an indoor sprinkler system reduces fire fatalities, fire injuries and fire damage.
The main reason indoor sprinkler systems limit fire damage so effectively is they contain the fire. A fire starts in one room, the sprinkler kicks into life and the fire is almost always limited to the original room. Without an indoor sprinkler system, approximately 75% of fires spread into additional rooms.
There’s also the collateral damage to consider. Once firefighters arrive on the scene, they will need to use a lot more water to put the fire out. In turn, this causes more damage to your house. A sprinkler uses less water and stops the fire spreading. Less fire damage. Less water damage.
This means the expense and time required to repair your house following a fire at home are limited.
Is there any reason not to install an indoor sprinkler system at home?
The primary barrier to getting an indoor sprinkler system is the expense. It can be very costly to get the systems in place. There are also some feelings that deeming sprinkler systems to be a necessity is something of an overkill.
Of course, everyone takes fire safety at home extremely seriously. However, most modern homes are already at much less risk of fire damage. Adding an expensive sprinkler system to the protections already in place? The phrase using a sledgehammer to crack a nut comes to mind.
Fires in the home can be extremely distressing. Even more so if they are caused by faulty equipment or safety device failure. If you’re injured in a fire accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be due personal injury compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.