Blanket Protection Around the Clock
A fire sprinkler system is always on alert, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Sprinklers are activated by the high temperature of a fire, ensuring that your home or business is safe even if no one is around to call 9-1-1.
Sprinklers save lives. Together with smoke alarms, fire sprinklers cut your risk of dying in a home fire by 82%. That’s because fire sprinklers detect and extinguish fires quickly and afford residents precious time to evacuate a home in the event of a fire. And, as any fire victim or firefighter knows firsthand, every second counts when it comes to evacuating a burning building.
When members of your household – such as children, elderly adults, and disabled persons – are limited in their ability to evacuate, fire sprinklers are especially critical. In fact the July/August 2010 NFPA Journal featured the story of 8 year-old Lianna Bryant, whose mother now urges all families with disabled children to install home fire sprinklers.
Sprinklers Conserve Water, Limit Smoke Damage
Did you know that a home fire can be contained or completely extinguished in the time it takes the fire department to reach your home?
Home fire sprinklers put out fires quickly and with a much smaller amount of water (and water damage) than a fire department hose. This is because only the sprinkler closest to the fire is activated. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, 90% of fires are contained by just one sprinkler.
While the sprinklers are connected by a network of pipes usually hidden above the ceiling, each sprinkler operates on its own and is activated by the high temperature of the fire. In most cases, a home fire is contained or extinguished by the sprinkler system before the fire department arrives, saving up to 100 gallons of water per minute for each hose that would be used. This proactive approach to home fire protection means less fire, water, and smoke damage to your home or business while also lessening the environmental impact of a fire.
AFP Sprinkler Systems are Fully Customizable
Advances in fire sprinkler technology and aesthetics have led to an increasing demand for residential fire sprinklers. We work with our clients to provide a state of the art sprinkler system that meets the highest NFPA standards without comprising style.
AFP’s residential design technicians are experienced in the layout and design of fire sprinkler systems for single family homes, multi-family homes, manufactured homes, townhouses, condominiums, dormitories, hotels, and nursing homes. Our designers select residential sprinklers that are surprisingly inconspicuous. In fact, several models can be completely concealed with custom colored plates in order to blend in harmoniously with the décor.
Fire Sprinklers Save Lives…and Money
Albany Fire Protection, Inc. strives to make home sprinklers more affordable by offering complimentary estimates and financing options, and by using state of the art technology to minimize the number of sprinklers needed in a given area. Money-saving advances in sprinkler technology means that AFP can customize a fire protection system that works for virtually any budget. In fact, many homeowners are surprised to learn that the cost of a home sprinkler system represents a small fraction of the price of a home. A sprinkler system usually costs less than upgrades or improvements like new kitchen cabinets or new floor coverings.
Additional savings can be realized through decreased rates in homeowner’s insurance through most major insurers. Homeowners can expect premium discounts of up to 10% annually. Consider, as well, that the average fire in a single family home results in $45,000 of lost property. Because fire sprinklers extinguish fires so quickly and use far less water than fire hoses, reduced smoke and water damage represent major savings for property owners.
Call 518.274.1405 today for a free estimate.
Residential fire sprinklers are easy and affordable to maintain. An annual water flow test is all that is needed to ensure that the system is prepared to activate should the need arise. For your convenience, Albany Fire Protection will manage your yearly test schedule.
To learn more about your home sprinkler system, visit http://www.homefiresprinkler.org/Consumer/ConsLWS.html