Writer Sheri Koones did her homework when researching the impact of home fire sprinklers. Nearly everything you ever wanted to know about these devices is captured in her recent story that appeared on AOL's Real Estate blog.
While not bogging down the reader with too many details, Koones highlights key points that should be shared with potential home buyers, code-making officials, and politicians. She cites:
- Key NFPA data on home fires and sprinkler effectiveness
- Water wasted to douse a house fire with fire hoses vs. water saved by sprinklers
- Free resources by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
- The cost-effectiveness of sprinklers
"Swayed by common misconceptions as well as perceived aesthetic issues, even safety-conscious homeowners sometimes steer away from sprinkler systems," writes Koones. "That's beginning to change, however, as more homeowners learn about the benefits of the systems and as less conspicuous sprinklers become available."
Read the full post from Koones, and please share the story with your peers, legislators, and anyone else that would benefit from this information.