How Residential Fire Sprinklers Work
- Smoke alarms are excellent at detecting smoke and alerting homeowners, and they should be installed in every home. However, only a fire sprinkler system can control or extinguish a fire.
- Smoke will not trigger a fire sprinkler. Fire sprinklers are only activated by extremely high temperatures, not by smoke. Only a threatening fire can generate enough heat to activate a sprinkler.
- Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate, spraying water directly on the fire and the area that the sprinkler has been designed to protect.
- Sprinklers can control or even extinguish the fire before it can build deadly heat and smoke so that you and your family can escape safely and limit damage to the home.
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, ALWAYS DIAL 911