How do fire sprinklers work?

At each sprinkler, the water under pressure in the pipe is held back by a plug held in place either by metal parts or a small glass vial filled with fluid. When sufficient heat hits a sprinkler, the special solder holding the metal parts together melts, or the fluid in the glass vial expands enough to break the glass. In either case, the plug is released and the water begins to flow. Fire sprinklers are proven to save lives, enabling occupants to escape the area of the fire. For more information, contact us at 406-758-7760.

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1. Are there other considerations when installing smoke detectors?
2. Do extinguishers really need to be serviced every year?
3. How do fire sprinklers work?
4. Is one smoke detector enough?
5. What is a ‘Proper fire extinguisher’? Are there different kinds of extinguishers for different kinds of fires?
6. What is a charged extinguisher? How often do extinguishers need to be inspected, tested or serviced?
7. What types of smoke detectors are there?
8. When one sprinkler goes off, won't they all go off?
9. Where should I install my smoke detectors?
10. Will smoke set off the sprinkler system?