If there happens to be a house fire, residential fire sprinklers can end up saving the homeowner money. An activated sprinkler system will help suppress a fire before it can spread and most fires are extinguished with just one sprinkler head. Unlike a fire department, that will take at least 10-15 minutes just to arrive and start putting out the fire using hundreds of gallons of water. The cost of water damage drastically differs if you have a fire sprinkler system installed in your home. While the cost of water damage from a fire department putting out the fire could easily reach tens of thousands of dollars, a home sprinkler system can incur a fraction of that - averaging just $2,000 in comparison.
Even though residential sprinkler system installations are best done during the construction phase of a home, we are still able to retrofit a fire sprinkler system to your home. If it requires a retrofit, we will take your home's measurements and design to develop a plan and cost estimate for your home sprinkler system retrofit.
There are two types of home fire sprinkler system installations we offer - stand-alone sprinkler systems and multi-use sprinkler systems. While both types of sprinkler systems rely on the water supply, stand-alone sprinkler systems often require a back-flow device, even though it uses its own piping, and a multi-use sprinkler system shares the home plumbing pipes. Multi-use sprinkler systems are only installed during construction of a new home so they are designed specifically for that home.
The following codes outline where complete sprinkler systems are required.
Group R-3, 903.2.8.1: An automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.3 shall be permitted in Group R-3 occupancies. Group R-4 Condition 1, 903.2.8.2: An automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.3 shall be permitted in Group R-4 Condition 1 occupancies. Group R-4 Condition 2, 903.2.8.3: An automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.2 shall be permitted in Group R-4 Condition 2 occupancies. Attics shall be protected in accordance with Section 903.2.8.3.1 or 903.2.8.3.2. 903.2.8.3.1 Attics used for living purposes, storage or fuel-fired equipment. It shall be protected throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.2. 903.2.8.3.2 Attics not used for living purposes, storage or fuel-fired equipment. Attics not used for living purposes, storage or fuel-fired equipment shall be protected in accordance with one of the following:
Care facilities, 903.2.8.4: An automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.3 shall be permitted in care facilities with five or fewer individuals in a single-family dwelling.
Fire Sprinkler Texas doesn't just stop at commercial fire sprinkler systems. We also strive to protect homeowners with reliable home sprinkler systems in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. If you need to install a new residential sprinkler system or you need repairs and maintenance, don't hesitate to contact us at Fire Sprinkler Texas at 281-603-0304.