|Common questions and myths
- Will it leak?
The likelihood that a sprinkler will accidently discharge because of a manufacturing defect is
extremely rare. Sprinkler mishaps are generally less likely and less severe than accidents
involving home plumbing systems.
-Do the pipes freeze up?
A sprinkler system poses no greater risk of
freezing than domestic plumbing if the system
is properly designed and installed.
-Doesn’t it cause lot of water damage?
According to the Scottsdale Report, a 15-year study of fire sprinkler effectiveness, a fire
sprinkler uses, on average, 341 gallons of water to control a fire. Firefighters, on average, use
2,935. Reduced water damage is a major source of savings for homeowners.
-Aren’t they an eyesore?
Nope! Sprinkler outlets are actually very discreet — about as intrusive as a
downlight. Unlike commercial fire sprinklers, residential sprinklers are small, and can
be recessed into ceilings or walls. Some models are completely concealed by plates
that can be matched to room paint colors. They tend to be concealed fittings, so all
you will see in the house is a series of white discs, protruding slightly down below
the ceiling level. In fact, only large rooms would need more than one sprinkler. Like
any plumbing system, the pipework is installed within the building fabric and the only
visible component is the sprinkler head itself. Custom colors available to match your
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