Fire sprinkler systems are incredibly reliable and effective, but several things can cause an accidental discharge, including vandalism or negligence. QRFS examines why fire sprinklers go off at the wrong time and how a simple $50 solution – the Shutgun – can prevent thousands of dollars in water damage.
In the first part of our series about installing home fire sprinklers, QRFS reviews the two major types of residential sprinkler systems – standalone vs. multipurpose – what to consider if installing fire sprinklers in a new home or retrofitting into an existing home, and what to look for when hiring a contractor.
Residential fire sprinkler systems can mean life or death in a house fire. The systems are reliable and inexpensive, so why don't more homes have them? In this blog post, we examine residential fire statistics, the impact of residential sprinklers, and some FAQs about home fire sprinklers. We look closer at cost and safety statistics, as well as maintenance required with these systems.
Our previous blog looked at fire hose, covering what you need to know when purchasing or maintaining them. But it’s the nozzles at the end of each fire hose that make it possible for firefighters to safely and thoroughly extinguish a blaze. This post covers fire hose nozzles, thread types, cleaning, and maintenance so you can be sure that you are using the correct nozzle for the job, and that it is ready to go.