Why Your Business Needs A Fire Prevention Sprinkler System

Having a ceiling sprinkler system installed in your business can prevent damage to your valuable items and property in case of a fire.


When a business has a ceiling sprinkler systems installed, firefighters often respond to a fire to find smoke, but with the fire already out because of the ceiling sprinkler being quickly activated after the fire began. By the fire being quickly put out by the sprinklers, considerable damage can be prevented. Without a ceiling sprinkler, a business could suffer detrimental structural damage from a fire, such as destroying an entire roof.

Fire Srinklers For your business

There are several options if you are considering installing a ceiling sprinkler system. These options include:

  • CO2 fire suppression system
  • Deluge fire sprinkler system
  • Dry pipe fire sprinkler system
  • ESFR-early suppression fast response
  • FE-13 fire suppression system
  • FM-200
  • Foam/chemical suppression
  • In-rack fire sprinkler systems
  • Pre-action fire sprinkler system
  • Quell fire sprinkler system
  • Victaulic Vortex fire suppression system
  • Wet pipe fire sprinkler system

Each option has its own benefits.

For example, CO2 fire suppression systems are best use for: automated storage and retrieval facilities, automotive businesses, electronics operations, printing companies, research facilities and shipboard systems. Deluge fire sprinkler systems are best for areas that are considered dangerous, including power plants, aircraft hangars and chemical storage facilities. Dry-pipe fire sprinkler systems prevent water from entering the pipe until a fire is detected. These type of systems work best for loading docks, unheated warehouses and commercial freezers.

Another type of system that can help specific types of businesses are foam/chemical suppression systems. These systems are used when there are risks of liquid fire because they disperse a fire retardant that mixes with water and expands over the liquid that is on fire. This is why foam/chemical suppression systems are usually installed in places in which flammable liquids are installed, such as aircraft hangars, refineries, heliports and processing areas.

Freezer warehouses would benefit most from installing a pre-action fire sprinkler system because in this type of system, water is held back by an electronic valve controlled by the heat or smoke detection unit. Then, individual sprinkler heads are opened to release the water directly on the areas where it is most needed.

For more information on learning which type of fire suppression sprinkler system would work best for your place of business, visit www.richfire.com.

  • I have actually been in an aircraft hangar when the fire suppression system accidentally went off. That was not fun at all and of course the clean up of it was not fun either. Just like you pointed out, there are different systems for the many different types of businesses out there. Restaurant fire safety is another one. We recently launched our site about 8 months ago that focuses just on restaurant fire systems. We are able to provide quality systems that are code compliant with a nice discount on the restaurant owner. This is especially great for new businesses as we all know starting up a new business venture usually requires a decent amount of capital. Feel free to reach out if you would like to have an additional conversation but I enjoyed reading your article.

  • I had heard in the past that sprinkler systems were vital in ensuring the safety of a business. You mentioned that there are multiple options for sprinkler systems, including ones that are meant for CO2 suppression, chemical suppression, and in-rack fires. Based on what kind of potential accidents could occur, you could respond accordingly with a sprinkler system. Thanks for the very interesting read.

  • I appreciate you explaining what fire sprinkler systems are worth considering for your business, depending on your needs. It’s important that you feel like your employees and assets are protected from a fire in the even of an emergency like this. It can help you have more comfort and peace of mind knowing that you have an on site fire protection system.

  • I had heard in the past that many people chose to have fire suppression systems installed. You wrote that there are a variety of different fire suppression systems, made specifically for the most likely type of fire that could occur in a business. Since different businesses make different things, and have different conditions, it would make a lot of sense that you would want to adapt your fire system appropriately. Thank you for the informative read.

  • I was intrigued to learn from the page that having a ceiling sprinkler system installed it can prevent damage to your valuable items and property in case of a fire. We have been living in a one bedroom apartment for about a year and I don’t feel safe since they only have smoke detectors. I am no expert but I would imagine in order to keep the building safer in the case of a fire they should consider installing this fire suppression system!

  • I had no idea that there were so many different types of fire sprinklers! It’s good to know that each type can prove to be effective in preventing detrimental damage like the article states. I have even heard that you can qualify for a discount on your business insurance by having a sprinkler system installed. Is that true?