Fire Sprinkler Certification in California from Davis Fire Protection
California is one of the few states in which fire sprinkler systems are mandatory for new home construction for single-family residences, townhomes, and duplexes built on or after January 1, 2011. A recent study by the National Fire Protection Association showed that death rates were 83% lower in homes with fire sprinkler systems. As California is known for its susceptibility to wildfires, it is believed that building sprinklers are an essential safety measure to protect homes, possessions, and people. The results have shown that in California, new homes with a fire sprinkler feature provide home builders with a competitive advantage over resale properties that do not include sprinklers. Choose the effective and efficient services of Davis Fire Protection when you need a fire sprinkler certification in California.
Even if your home is not new, you can have a sprinkler system installed. Perhaps the largest myth about sprinkler systems is that they are activated when a smoke alarm goes off. In fact, a smoke detector is not part of the sprinkler system in any way. The smoke detector emits an alarm when it is activated, but it is not linked to any aspect of the sprinklers. Also, each of the sprinkler heads operates independently even though they are all tied to the same plumbing system. Each head is set to be individually activated. Smoke does not activate a sprinkler, and neither will a small fire like a match or candle. Fire sprinklers activate when there is a large amount of heat, usually around 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
Contrary to popular belief, your residential fire sprinkler system will not require frequent and expensive maintenance, especially if you have the system inspected and checked with a fire sprinkler certification in California. Designed to be easy to maintain, fire sprinklers do require the expertise of a specialist. However, the only recommended maintenance is that you ensure the sprinkler heads are unobstructed and that the water valve to the system is open. Fire sprinkler plumbing for the sprinklers is similar to the plumbing for the rest of a house. Also, there is no need to be concerned about leaks.
Contact Davis Fire Protection for your fire sprinkler certification in California. Our company goal is to ensure there is safety from fire in your home.