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Excessive water from fire sprinklers after they extinguish a fire may cause mold, excessive fire from your home burning may cause death. Seriously, citing mold as a reason not to retrofit a 252 unit high rise apartment complex is silly.(built in 1969, mold has already reared it's ugly head, no doubt). In his defense, he is the president of the board of said complex, and he is just voicing his opinion, not protecting his pocket, it is not the money, fire sprinklers just aren't needed. In my humble opinion (for what it is worth) fire seems more frightening. Fire kills, mold can be abated.

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Not one person has been killed in a fire in Texas in the past ten years inside an apartment complex that was equipped with a fire sprinkler system according to data provided by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. In contrast, 114 people have been killed by fires in apartments not equipped with sprinkler systems. Read more

 

 
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NFPA touts residential fire sprinklers.

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At a public hearing held yesterday by the International Code Council, the organization responsible
for publishing the nation's residential building code, there was an
unprecedented level of support shown for residential fire sprinklers.

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