Every responsible homeowner has smoke detectors, but few have any kind of automatic fire sprinkler system installed. Indeed, a home that uses a well-maintained smoke detector in every room is more likely to catch fire in its early stages, greatly increasing its chances of safely escaping, but for me, I'm more concerned with my family. You can find fire sprinkler system installation and maintenance in the UK by browsing online.
Automatic fire sprinkler manufacturers have been making this equipment in factories, warehouses, and even office buildings for many years, but have never fully entered the consumer market. It's a shame because they are such a logical extension of the smoke detector. The way automatic fire sprinklers work is very simple. When heavy smoke is detected in a room, it turns off sprinklers in the ceiling. These rain a substantial amount of water – enough to extinguish a fire in its early stages, or to slow a more advanced one.
Of course, automatic fire extinguishers have drawbacks that make them problematic for home environments. Raining so much in one room can ruin your day, so to speak. Carpets, books, clothes, and even walls can be ruined, and keeping a room thoroughly soaked can encourage mildew growth. This means that automatic fire sprinklers are not a good idea for the kitchen or adjoining rooms.
Of course, in environments where automatic fire extinguishers are traditionally used, this is not a problem. Smoke in the kitchen can mean a minor cooking mishap, but smoke in a manufacturer's warehouse almost always spells trouble. The same goes for the office building, or factory. Although they are expensive and do not eliminate the possibility of fire, in my opinion, a good automatic fire extinguishing system is worth it as it makes my family somewhat safer.