Automatic fire sprinkler systems have enjoyed an enviable record of protecting life and property for over 100 years. Since early 2004, Council Bill #25-03 requires fire sprinkler systems be installed in all new single-family homes in Montgomery County. Several years prior required fire sprinklers in newly built apartment/condo type residential homes as well as townhouses.
Because of this critical life safety initiative, MCFRS knows there are a good number of single and multi family homes, along with commercial buildings, that are equipped with life-saving fire sprinkler systems.
All people who live in homes with fire sprinklers, along with apartment/commercial building owners and management companies, need to take time to ensure that these systems are protected against pipes freezing.
Preventing Frozen Fire Sprinkler Pipes