Sprinkler systems may seem like a hassle to install, however they can save your home from burning to the ground. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) a residential fire occurs every 87 seconds in the U.S. Sprinklers can control and maybe even extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive- this is especially beneficial if the homeowners are not home. Having both fire alarms and sprinklers can reduce deaths in a home fire by 82%. Sprinklers will not destroy your home if they are set off, only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate.
There are significant benefits of having a sprinkler system installed such as sprinklers only use a fraction of the water used by fire department hoses. Sprinklers are relatively cheap, costing around $1.61 per square foot in new construction and can be inconspicuous within walls.
Installing sprinklers will help save your home and possessions in the event of a fire in addition to lowering the cost of your homeowners insurance.