Debunking Home Sprinkler Myths

House on Fire Being Extinguished by a Fire Fighter

While many of us may have thought about installing a home sprinkler system, there are some common misconceptions that make the prospect seem undesirable. Let’s examine the data and find out what is true and what is not.

Fire Extinguishers: History, Types, and Uses

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Fire extinguishers are an important part of any fire suppression arsenal, so we thought we would go over a little about their history, classifications, and how you and/or your company can use these tools in safe guarding yourself and others from fire threats.

Have a Safe 4th of July!

Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July from Wm. T. Spaeder Company

The 4th of July is a day of celebration, commemorating U.S. Independence from England. It’s a time for reflection about the things that make us proud of the red, white, and blue. Fireworks, at least in Pennsylvania, are always part of the festivities, but if not handled with care, accidents can happen. Taking safety precautions to avoid injuries helps to ensure everyone has a safe holiday.

Fire Protection Service: Broken Water Main & Dry Pipe Value Replacement at Curtze Foods

Spaeder Sprinkler Fitter Replacing Dry Pipe Valve

Recently, one of our long-standing customers, Curtze Foods, was having some difficulties with a jockey pump running due to a possible water main break. Our Fire Protection Foreman Abe Bretz went out to investigate.

Project Showcase: Wayne Middle School Fire Protection Retrofit

Fire Protection Retrofit - Underground Work

Sprinkler Fitter Foreman Erik Williams talks about retrofitting a fire protection system at Wayne Middle School in Erie, PA. The school was built in 1914 and is being renovated. From older building materials (brick and plaster) to lack of original drawings, there are many challenges with these types of retrofits.

Residential Fire Sprinklers: Safeguarding Your Home & Your Loved Ones

Fire Flashover Infographic

Often when we think of fire protection, we think of sprinkler systems for commercial buildings. At the same time, one of the most important places we should consider is our homes – the place where ourselves and our loved ones reside.


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