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Automatic fire sprinklers are individually heat-activated and tied into a network of piping with water under pressure. When the heat of a fire raises the sprinkler temperature to its operating point (usually 165 degrees) a solder link will melt or a liquid-filled glass bulb will shatter to open that single sprinkler, releasing water directly over the source of the heat. C&E Fire Protection designs and installs residential fire sprinklers.
According to the Fire Sprinkler Association there are currently ninety-nine jurisdictions and fire districts in Illinois that have adopted progressive residential fire sprinkler ordinances for new single-family homes. A list of towns in Illinois that have adopted the sprinkler ordinance is available on the Fire Sprinkler Association website. You may download a free residential fire sprinkler handout for more information before contacting C&E Fire Protection, Inc.
Fire sprinklers do require regular attention to maintain readiness for fire protection. The following tips should be followed to maintain your fire sprinklers.
Residential fire sprinklers are smaller and lower-profiled than the types of sprinklers that are used in commercial properties. Each sprinkler has a temperature-sensitive element. When temperatures reach between 135-165 degrees, sprinklers will individually activate and control your fire until the fire department arrives. Residential fire sprinkler systems operate off the household water main or by a storage tank. The piping can be hidden behind walls and ceilings.
C&E Fire Protection, Inc. services the following counties in the Chicago area: Cook, Dupage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will in Illinois and Lake County and Porter County in the state of Indiana.
Some of the communities we service are: Algonquin, Alsip, Antioch, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Chicago, Countryside, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Glenview, Gurnee, LaGrange, Lemont, Lisle, Mokena, Naperville, North Riverside, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Palos, Park Ridge, River Forest, Roselle, Schaumburg, Tinley Park, Vernon Hills, Western Springs, Westmont, and Woodridge.