Business and homeowners are usually concerned with the potential costs of installing fire protection systems, but the costs of not installing them are far greater.
- Sprinklers are shown to reduce civilian fire deaths by approximately 80% (NFPA).
- Sprinklers are shown to reduce the average property loss in the event of a fire by approximately 70% (NFPA).
- Residential Insurance cost savings can be realized by up to 12% (NFPA).
- Fires become catastrophic within minutes. Based on actual FM tests, two separate three-tier pallet racks were ignited at the base of the storage rack. In less than a minute both racks were fully involved to the ceiling. In less than two minutes the rack protected by sprinklers was completely contained and a non-event. At that same point, the unprotected rack had already reached temperatures that would begin reducing the integrity of the steel roof structure. Ten minutes later that roof could completely collapse.