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Cincinnati newspaper dispels myths about home fire sprinklers

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jan 5, 2014

If you really want to keep your home and the people and property in it as safe as possible from fire, consider a residential sprinkler system, says an article on Cincinnati.com.

“While interviewing consumers, highly rated sprinkler installers and experts on fire control and prevention, including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), our research staff learned that many homeowners have misconceptions about home sprinkler systems,” it reports in its January 3, 2014 edition. 

Among the misconceptions about home fire sprinklers? 

Inaccurate portrayals on TV and in movies show that in a fire, every sprinkler in the house will go off at once. “The reality, experts say, is that only the heads that detect fire will activate. Usually, one head will extinguish a blaze before it spreads,” reports Cincinnati.com.

Read more of this post -- including the myth about the high cost of home fire sprinklers - on NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.

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