Water damage from a fire sprinkler system will be more extensive than fire damage
Water damage from a fire sprinkler system will be far less severe than the damage caused by water from firefighters’ hoses. Modern sprinklers operate very quickly to release 45 – 200 litres of water per minute, compared to 700 – 4000 litres per minute discharged by fire service hoses and jets.
Sprinkler systems can be connected to an alarm monitoring company, which will contact the fire service immediately, should the alarm go off. On arrival, the fire service will take action to minimise any water damage.