Classic Fire Protection Inc. opened a committed Residential fire sprinkler division in January of 2006. Since then we have performed many types of installs from town homes to estate homes that measure over 15,000 square feet. We have a dedicated sales, estimating and design team to service the industries needs.
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Myths and Facts
Myth: When a fire occurs, every sprinkler in the house will activate.
Fact: Contrary to the movie scenes, all the sprinklers in a sprinkler system do not activate at once. When a fire sprinkler activates, by design, the sprinkler closest to the fire goes off- and in 90% of cases, one sprinkler is enough to suppress the fire.
Myth: Small things like burning a piece of toast could trigger the sprinkler system.
Fact: Burning toast and smoking cigars 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.
Myth: A little fire or smoke damage is better than having the whole house ruined by water damage if the sprinkler system goes off.
Fact: A residential fire sprinkler uses only 10 to 25 gallons of water per minute, and operates early in a fire. A hose used by a firefighters flows about 10 times that amount, around 125 gallons to 250 gallons per minute.
Myth: Fire sprinklers could go off accidentally.
Fact: The chance that a sprinkler will accidentally discharge due to manufacturing defects is extremely rare- 1 in 16 million. Overall, sprinkler accidents are generally less likely and less severe than accidents involving home plumbing systems.
Myth: Fire sprinklers won’t look nice in beautiful new homes.
Fact: Actually, most fire sprinklers are small and unobtrusive so you won’t even notice them unless you are looking for them. Residential sprinkler heads come in a wide range of colors and styles, ensuring that they will blend aesthetically with any home décor.
Myth: Home fire sprinklers are very expensive.
Fact: The cost of installing a fire sprinkler is only about the cost of a flooring upgrade, and can offer peace of mind and protect your family for many years. Plus, you can enjoy discounts of up to 15% on your homeowners insurance premium.