The seven benefits of home fire sprinklers you need to know

By Fred Durso, Jr. A home improvement website recently placed fire sprinklers in the limelight, calling out seven advantages of having them installed in homes. According to their post, sprinklers are: 1. Affordable. The national average is $1.35 per sprinklered square foot, or a mere one percent of a home’s total construction cost. 2. Small. Today’s fire sprinkler are inconspicuous and not the eyesores sprinkler opponents make them out to be. 3. Easily installed. Sprinkler installers won’t break their backs incorporating piping and sprinkler heads in new homes. 4. Use minimal amounts of water. Compare the water needed to fight a fire with a…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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