Inspection Testing and Maintenance for Homeowners
A home fire occurs every 90 seconds. There are 363,000 fires in home structures each year which lead to about 2,720 civilian deaths in homes. Residential fire sprinklers are very effective when installed and properly maintained. Installation of these systems is imperative and often once a sprinkler system is installed into a home, its maintenance is equally important.Read More
Minimum Prescriptive Standards
The 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) requires all new one-and two-family dwellings and townhouses to be protected by automatic fire sprinklers. Then, upon local adoption, 48 states choose to not provide that minimum basic state requirement without any justification other than cost. This is simply a blatant disregard for minimal statewide safety measures and jeopardizes the health and well being of those less fortunate communities.Read More
Building Design Advantages for Sprinklered One- and Two-Family Homes and Townhouses.
As many are aware, there are many design advantages that come with installing a sprinkler system. However, a lot of the time we only talk about the commercial side of the design advantages and very rarely talk about the residential advantages in the International Residential Code (IRC), specifically for NFPA 13D systems installed through IRC Section P2904.Read More