If not, you may want to consider having them installed. These days, the world changes so quickly, things can become “normal” before we even know that they’re a thing at all. This article was written in St. Pete, Florida, but the changes they’re talking about are things that homeowners love everywhere nowadays — open concept floor plans and modern furnishings. It turns out these new things are having a surprising effect: home fires are spreading 10 times faster than they used to. It turns out, having a sprinkler system in the home makes a big difference; maybe the difference between life and death for you and your family.