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How Well Do Sprinkler Systems Work?-Santa Clarita

Published by 911 Restoration Santa Clarita on March 1, 2022 in category: Uncategorized

How well do sprinkler systems workSprinkler systems come in many variants, and each has an interesting working mechanism. Sprinkler systems tend to use the most volume of water in homes. There are many different types of sprinkler systems available to be installed in your home. Sprinkler systems can serve several purposes. The two major ones are providing water to plants, and the second one is quenching fires in a home. 


A fire sprinkler system is generally connected to a smoke alarm. When the smoke alarm goes off, the sprinkler system also gets activated, 

The article below will focus on sprinkler systems and how efficient they are. The main focus for these articles will also be fire sprinkler systems and whether they’re worth the investment to keep you safe. 

How Do Fire Sprinklers Work?

There are many different types of fire sprinklers. If you’re looking into all of the ways you can protect your home using a fire sprinkler system, we can mention a few that might help. One of the most important things to note is the many types of sprinkler systems. There’s the wet sprinkler system, the dry pipe, the pre-action, and the deluge. 


The most common sprinkler systems are that of the wet variety. With these sprinkler systems, a steady stream of water is attached to the system consistently to divulge water at any given instant. Apart from this, the next most common system is the dry-pipe system. This system involves the expulsion of gases like air or nitrogen, which will extinguish and cool any fires when the time comes. 


All sprinkler systems share some common characteristics, no matter the variant. Fire sprinklers activate when there are very high temperatures instead of smoke. Their systems ensure that only fire activates them. This feature ensures efficiency as sprinklers will not waste water or gas due to the simple presence of smoke. 


All the sprinkler heads are independent, so they don’t act as a unit and instead work independently. The independent mechanism ensures the sprinkler systems don’t waste large amounts of water.


Sprinkler systems also don’t release a lot of water, and using a fire hose would be required to extinguish a house fire. Therefore, sprinkler systems are also efficient because they don’t involve calling in an entire fire department and utilizing resources to extinguish a fire. 

Do Sprinkler Systems Work?

The sprinkler system must work as intended. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has compiled the following points for you to check the efficacy of sprinkler systems.


Fire Sprinklers Protect You

If you have sprinklers in your home, there are greater chances of survival overall. The death rate drops by a whopping 82 percent when fire sprinklers are present as the first line of defense. The NFPA also finds no reports of multiple deaths in buildings with fire sprinklers.


They Protect Your Home

Disasters happen all the time, whether that’s a fire or flooding. Regardless of the type of real estate, sprinkler systems reduce the property damage rates in all places and homes. We also find that the property damage in a house without sprinkler systems is far more significant than in houses with them. There is a 65% drop in property damage in the house with sprinkler systems. For restaurants, the impact is more, and the fall is 75 %.


Sprinklers Work as They Must Mostly

There are no problems with sprinkler systems as they often work in the ways they’re supposed to. When fires break out in buildings with sprinkler systems, we find that a sprinkler system will operate 91 percent of the time. These sprinkler systems can also put out fires 96% of the time. The success rate is high, amounting to a total of 87%. 


Why Do Sprinkler Systems not Work Sometimes?

Though sprinkler systems have an extremely high success rate, we find that they do not work sometimes. There are many reasons for this, but one of the leading ones is human carelessness. Sprinkler systems are machines that require regular inspections.  


The leading cause of sprinkler systems not working is people not turning the sprinkler systems on after an inspection. Sprinkler systems aren’t smart enough to create a manual override to turn it on again. If you have sprinkler systems that aren’t working, there’s a manual trigger you have to access. If you’re unsure how to access the trigger, bring in people to do it for you. However, you should be aware of where this trigger is. 


Other causes for your sprinkler system could be a manual intervention or a lack of maintenance. Sprinkler systems need to be maintained to function.  

Sprinkler Systems Don’t Always Work

Sprinkler Systems are highly effective, but they don’t work all the time. Some fires are too big for a sprinkler system to extinguish. The system may also not reach where the fire is the greatest, making the system ineffective. 


911 Restoration of Santa Clarita Can Help 

Installing sprinkler systems can be a worthwhile investment from a safety perspective. However, there’s a limit to their effectiveness. Call firefighters to deal with the fire when sprinklers can’t control the situation. Once the fire is out, you can call 911 Restoration of Santa Clarita to salvage your valuables and return your house back to normal. At 911 Restoration, we have a response time of 45 minutes with 24/7 availability. We follow the IICRC standards for cleaning textile floor covering and ensure our clients don’t face any problems after our services. Get help now by dialing (661) 401-7302.

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