Residential Sprinkler Systems

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Life Safety is Our Business

The purpose of a residential fire sprinkler system is life safety. Fire sprinklers allow occupants additional time to escape a burning building, and may also reduce significant damage to the home by quickly extinguishing a fire in its early stages. Installing a fire sprinkler system also has the potential to lower a homeowner’s insurance rate by 5-15 percent. Contrary to what is shown in movies, not all fire sprinklers activate at once; only the sprinkler heads closest to the fire will activate.

Home System Help

The purpose of a residential fire sprinkler system is life safety. Fire sprinklers allow occupants additional time to escape a burning building, and may also reduce significant damage to the home by quickly extinguishing a fire in its early stages. Installing a fire sprinkler system also has the potential to lower a homeowner’s insurance rate by 5-15 percent. Contrary to what is shown in movies, not all fire sprinklers activate at once; only the sprinkler heads closest to the fire will activate.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, it is the sprinkler installer’s responsibility to provide the original owner/occupant with the instructions for the inspection, testing and maintenance of the system, and then it is the owner’s responsibility to see that it gets done. Unfortunately, the information is not always passed on to subsequent owners.

Keller Fire-Rescue and the City of Keller want to ensure that all homeowners/residents that are living in homes equipped with residential fire sprinklers are educated in how the systems are inspected and operate. Please follow this link for tips: Homeowners Sprinkler System Checklist

If you are interested in having the fire inspector visit your home and review your system with you, please contact Keller Fire-Rescue at 817-743-4400 to schedule an appointment.