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Should I have a Fire Sprinkler Inspection in my Carlsbad House?
Should I have a Fire Sprinkler Inspection in my Carlsbad House?
For many years fire sprinklers were only required in office builders. Recent legislation here in California means that automatic residential fire sprinklers are now required in all new town homes and one and two-family houses, effective on January 1, 2011. You can read more about this legislation on fire sprinklers here.
An important question, then, is, should I have a fire sprinkler inspection when purchasing a resale home that has a automatic fire sprinkler system?
I recently sold a home in a nearby community that was less than 2 years old. Along with the home inspection I recommended, and the buyer strongly agreed, that there should be a fire sprinkler system inspection.
We contacted a number of companies who install residential fire sprinklers but they did not inspect them. I finally got a contact from the North County Fire Protection District in Fallbrook who provide a list of vendors that conducted residential fire sprinkler inspections.
The inspection was completed by 24 Hour Fire Protection, Inc. at a cost of $195. Per their website this company services all of California.
This was a first and a terrific learning experience. I was really curious to see how this would ... more

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