Busted! Don’t Believe These Fire Sprinkler System Myths!
Instaling a fire sprinkler system for your business can significantly reduce the risk to life and mitigate the damage caused by fire. Fire sprinklers are designed in such a way that they react promptly and automatically in the event of a fire so that it is contained until extinguishment by other means. So in the event of a fire, having a fire sprinkler system is unquestionably your best line of defense against it.
However, many people disregard the use of fire sprinkler systems due to an inaccurate understanding of how these systems work. If you’re one of them and are hesitating to install this reliable system, PRO-TECH FIRE INC has debunked three of the most widely believed myths about fire sprinkler systems. Keep reading to see how fire sprinklers help you and others stay safe.
Myth 1: When a sprinkler head activates, every single sprinkler in the building activates as well
This is not a movie! Only sprinkler heads affected by a fire condition are activated. To be exact, when the small bulb-shaped tube of a sprinkler reaches a certain temperature, it activates the sprinkler and does not affect the activation of other sprinkler heads.
Myth 2: Sprinkler systems cause more damage than putting out a fire
This is not true. Sprinkler systems are very effective not only for putting out fires quickly but also in controlling the spread of fire while minimizing damage before emergency services arrive.
Myth 3: Sprinkler systems don’t need regular monitoring
Most customers tend to save on costs by not monitoring their sprinkler systems. But, it is actually very beneficial to install a monitoring panel for the sprinkler system to be notified right away in case of a sprinkler head activation. Just imagine having a sprinkler system protecting your business, and one of the staff forgets to close his window on a cold night, causing the sprinkler head to freeze and burst, and you not knowing until you go back to the office in the morning hours to find the building is completely flooded while you were resting at home. This costs way more than a $50 monthly fee for a monitoring service.
If you’re looking to steer clear of more myths like these, reach out to PRO-TECH FIRE INC. As a trusted fire safety specialist in Toronto, we strive to make every environment as safe as possible by combining expert workmanship with state-of-the-art fire safety technology. We specialize in the supply, installation, and service of fire protection systems and equipment. Our fire system installation, protection, and inspection services are available to clients across Etobicoke, Scarborough, Oakville, North York, Toronto, Mississauga, Vaughan, and the Greater Toronto Area.