02 Nov

Fire Sprinkler Protected

Without Fire Sprinklers

On Saturday October 21st Livingston celebrated 53 years in business and the retirement of its Owner and Chairman Jay Livingston. The Employee Appreciation Celebration was attended by Livingston employees and families and featured a “live burn” courtesy of NFSA. The Bladensburg Fire Department was instrumental in assisting during the successful demonstration. Unfortunately, there are many stubborn misconceptions about home fire sprinklers that make some homeowners reluctant to install sprinklers in their homes. These are the facts:

  • It is extremely rare for sprinklers to operate accidentally. In a typical home, water damage will be considerably less from unwanted sprinkler discharges than from other plumbing mishaps.
  • Cigar smoke and burned toast cannot cause a sprinkler to operate. Only the high temperature that results from a fire will activate the sprinkler.
  • All the sprinklers do not activate at once. This scenario may be common in movies and TV shows, but it just isn’t true for home fire sprinklers. Only the sprinkler closest to the fire activates. Ninety percent of the time, one sprinkler contains the fire.

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