If you are building a new house, you have probably talked to your plumber about all the different kinds of nifty water features you can get in your house. That can include things like whirlpool baths, steam showers, and bidets. However, you may not have spoken to your plumber about things that can keep you and your family safe and sound. One of those is a fire suppression system.
Fire Suppression Systems
Fire suppression systems are known by all kinds of names, including sprinkler systems. Generally, these systems consist of a series of pipes that run through the ceilings of your rooms that are attached to sprinkler heads. The sprinkler heads can be installed so they are always visible, or slightly recessed, or even pop out from the ceiling. When you decide which kind of sprinkler head to go with, it's important to remember that you don't want to do anything that can block the water coming out of the sprinkler. If you decide to have it be recessed, you will need to speak to the plumber about how far the sprinkler head can be set into the ceiling and still be able to have full coverage.
The sprinkler system is attached to a special sensor that will go off when it detects the fire. The sensors aren't going to be like your smoke detectors which go off whenever you let dinner get a little blacker than you expect. Most of the sprinklers are attached to sensors that detect the rise in heat that a fire causes. One common myth that people believe about sprinkler systems is that when they go off, the whole system goes off. However, that's not true. The system is set up so that only the sprinklers in the area the fire is will go off.
Benefits of Having a Fire Suppression System
The biggest benefit to having a fire suppression system is that just one of the sprinkler heads may be able to completely put out a fire before it has a chance to get bigger and completely engulf your house. Even if the suppression system can't completely extinguish the fire, it will give you more time to get yourself and your family out to somewhere safe. That can also give the fire department a better chance to save your home.
When you are building a new house, you want to add in all the fun features you can. You should also remember to add in as many safety features as possible, and talk to your plumber about a fire suppression system. To learn more, contact a company like Midwestern Plumbing Service.