How Does Fire Protection Factor Into Home Remodeling?

How Does Fire Protection Factor Into Home Remodeling?

February 20, 2020

We think it can never happen to us, until it does—all your belongings up in smoke. Whether it’s a kitchen fire or a wildfire, people lose their homes to fires every day. It’s tough to recover from devastation like that, which is why it’s so important to implement fire protection measures in your home.

When it comes to residential fire protection in Los Angeles, CA, we highly recommend installing a sprinkler system during a home remodel. In fact, the city requires that you have plans for a sprinkler system—when you go to get your plans approved for a permit, if yours lacks sprinklers, you can expect it to be denied. More than that, however, it’s a simple, cost-effective and unobtrusive addition that can save property and lives.

Benefits of residential sprinkler systems

Having residential fire protection in place has a number of benefits for your Los Angeles, CA home, including:

  • A great investment: Every year, homeowners lose about $6 billion in property loss from fires, and 2,300 people are killed. On the other hand, residential sprinkler systems range from $6,000 to $21,000 when installed. Yes, it adds more to your remodeling bill, but it will also help save that remodel—and your family—if disaster strikes.
  • Beautiful and efficient: Today’s sprinkler systems have come a long way from the ugly models of the past. Not only are they designed to fit into your home without detracting from your interior design, but they require little in the way of water or electricity unless there’s a fire.
  • The fastest response: Even if you have a home alert security system that can call the fire department at the first sign of a fire, they have to get there first. On the other hand, if you have a sprinkler system, it will automatically start extinguishing the fire before it can spread. Many fires are extinguished with just one sprinkler, thanks to its immediate targeted response. This saves lives and property as well as reduces smoke damage.
  • Insurance discounts: If you install a sprinkler system in your home, you’ll likely reap additional benefits from your homeowners insurance. After all, your insurance company wants your home to stay safe almost as much as you do, so many companies provide incentives for fire safety measures.

Types of residential sprinkler systems

There are several different types of sprinkler systems. Pendant and side wall sprinklers are the kind you’ve probably grown up seeing in businesses and hotels, but concealed and concealed side wall sprinklers are growing in popularity—they just look like a simple raised disc on the wall, and can be painted to blend in. If aesthetics held you back before, there’s no reason to continue that pattern now.

Put your safety first when you install a residential sprinkler system today.

Residential fire protection in Los Angeles, CA

US Fire Protection provides premium fire protection services to the Los Angeles area, including installation and maintenance of all kinds of fire prevention systems like sprinklers, kitchen fire suppression and more. Since 2004, we have been helping homes and businesses implement smart, affordable fire suppression systems. Call us today for a free estimate.

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