The first automated sprinkler system was invented in 1723 but the modern sprinkler system that we recognize today was first installed in 1812 in Britain. As of now, sprinkler systems are extremely common in buildings because they activate only by area of fire. That means only the individual sprinkler heads with triggered heat sensors release a fire suppressant, instead of the entire system. This minimizes both fire and water damage to the building. Most buildings in the United States, with few exceptions, must have a sprinkler system installed, especially if the building provides overnight, sleeping accommodations under the order of the National Fire Protection Association. Roughly 40 million sprinkler heads are fitted into buildings each year and 96 perfect of all fires were controlled solely by the sprinklers. If you want to know more about the type of system, how it works, and how your business can benefit, be sure to check out our blog!

  1. Fire sprinkler system installations from MLN Fire Protection in Houston.

    Office Safety: The Importance Of Commercial Sprinkler Systems

    Despite your best efforts, accidents and emergencies can sometimes happen. That is why it is so important to be sure you have the correct building safety systems in place. Building safety needs vary based on different factors including the size of a building, but one common denominator for all building environments is the need for fire safety protection. If you are the owner or manager of a commer…Read More

  2. 4 Dangerous Myths About Fire Sprinklers

    Not many people go into work or into any commercial building and wonder where the fire sprinklers are, but they are one of the most important pieces to fire safety and protection. All commercial buildings require some sort of fire protection system and sprinklers are often the first choice. But regardless of how important they are, or how many buildings have systems installed, there are several my…Read More

  3. What You Should Know About Your Fire Pumps and Tanks

    MLN Explains: The Need For Fire Pumps and Tanks To fully explain why your residential or commercial property needs a water pump and/or tank, you must understand what they are. At MLN Fire, it is our pleasure to install, inspect, and repair fire pumps and tanks for our clients. To us, safety is our top priority, which means that we handle each job with extra care and attention. While we are happy t…Read More

  4. Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems Can Save Employee Lives

    How Commercial Fires Start Between 2004 and 2013, commercial building fires accounted for over $2 billion in damages. Fire is an incredibly destructive force and it can cover a large area in very little time. But, how do commercial fires happen? Residential fires are a little more common, being that some homes have fireplaces and electrical problems. But, shouldn’t commercial buildings be well-p…Read More

  5. Fire Sprinkler Systems Could Save Firefighter Lives

    Sprinkler Systems Could Save Firefighter Lives Any fire detection or containing device can be useful. For one, a smoke detector will alert you if there is a fire, while a sprinkler system will contain and suppress the flames. Both of these devices prove that fires can be found and maintained safely, without any fatal consequences. However, there are accidents and there are still thousands of innoc…Read More

  6. Systems to Install In a New Business

    6 Systems to Install In Your Business When opening a new business, you have a lot to think about. Opening a new business is not as easy as just opening your doors to the public and expecting success. You have to consider how much help you will hire, how much you will pay them, and what measures you will take to protect them while they are working. When it comes to installing systems for your busin…Read More

  7. What is the Difference Between Wet and Dry Fire Sprinkler Systems

    When owning a business, a commercial building, or a hospital, fire sprinkler systems are a must. Not only do they alert you of the presence of a fire, but they can lessen the damages from a fire. When a fire sprinkler goes off, the fire sprinkler heads douse the alerted area with water. In most films, such as The Incredibles, fire sprinklers are portrayed to all go off at once. Filmmakers often en…Read More

  8. Top Ten Causes of House Fires

    Fire is a natural, unpredictable, and dangerous element. Though it is necessary for heating, it is quite destructive and, if you're not careful, can lead to irreversible damage to your belongings. The following blog is a list of ten different causes and solutions of house fires. 1. Ladies, your straightener can start fires! Hair Care Tools It would make sense that a tool that is meant to heat to d…Read More

  9. The Dark History of Business Fires

    There is an unfortunate history surrounding business fires. Countless lives have been lost throughout the years due to unexpected fires in places of business. Disasters, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire and even the Happy Land Fire, prove that we never can predict the onset of a fire. In just 2016, there was an estimated 1,342,000 fires reported, causing 3,390 citizen deaths. Now, of c…Read More

  10. Everything You Need to Know About Fire Sprinkler Systems

    If you have ever accidentally set off a fire alarm, you know the panic that ensues right after the initial set-off. Even if you had nothing to do with the alarm going off, you can’t help but wonder if it is a real fire, or the symptom of a light-hearted accident. But have you ever wondered, if the alarm is going off, why don’t the sprinklers? More importantly, if the sprinklers ever did turn o…Read More