Home Ownership and the Importance of Having a Fire Protection System Installed
There’s quite a bit involved with being a homeowner. In addition to having those leaky faucets and clogged drains taken care of by a plumber on occasion, you also need to ensure that your water heater is working optimally. When your water heater hasn’t been replaced for around ten years, and it is making odd noises or working sporadically, it may be time to consider a tankless water heater.
If your house also has older toilets, you may be interested in switching them out for low-flow toilets. This has the potential to save water and reduce the amount you own on your water bills. When you have just one low-flush toilet in your home, for instance, you can save as much as 18,000 gallons of water on an annual basis.
There are, of course, other important things to consider in terms of maintaining your home’s comfort and safety. If you live in an area that experiences fire seasons, for example, your family’s safety is the most important. Furthermore, since fires can break out in individual homes due to faulty electrical wiring, appliance malfunctions, and other causes, it’s important to have a home fire sprinkler installed to protect your family and your home.
Just one household appliance that has the potential to catch fire is your clothes dryer. These types of fires are reported approximately 2,900 times on an annual basis. In addition to causing approximately five deaths and 100 injuries, home clothes dryer fires have also caused roughly $35 million in property loss.
While many households will have one or more hand-held fire extinguisher, these devices may not be sufficient for specific types of fires. When you take preventative measures by having a fire protection system installed in your home, your family and property will be better protected.
When fires have occurred, recent data has shown that when residences had a sprinkler system installation, they experienced less property loss as a result. These losses has been determined to be 85% less in homes with sprinkler systems than those without these fire protection systems. While this may not be 100%, 85% is a significant amount.
If you’d like to learn more about taking care of your family and home with a fire protection system, you can contact a local contractor. It’s also important to schedule regular inspections and maintenance to ensure that your home’s plumbing, electrical systems, and appliances are in good working order. While home ownership may bring a sense of pride and accomplishment, it is also a major responsibility. Fortunately, there are services available in your area to assist you with this.