Seems the latest thing going round is the new requirement of all new home construction having fire sprinkler systems.
I read that a bunch of firemen had testified about how this will save lives and they are for it. Good mister "Let me make demands on others" firemen. Next time you call for a donation, let me just warn you now of my four letter filled rant you will get.
Single home dwellings do not kill people. At least not that often. But to now require every new home (and possible every older home that ever wants a building permit for improvements) to add this cost for what? We already require hard wired smoke alarms with battery backup. That saves lives. Having your house hosed down after you get out, is senseless if this was about saving lives.
So the insurance company will pay for water damaged contents every fire, whether small or large. Wait till they start jacking up premiums once this all starts happening.
Who backed this crap? Plumbing unions, who wanted the additional work and only certification to install the things? Oh how nice that they will need to be inspected and serviced every so often. KA_CHING goes the cash register.
I'm sure we will need a township inspector to do this sole job. Like the sewer enforcement guy, zoning officer, etc. Expanded government......like we need more of that.
Just another example of one small "do-good" item that some politician thought was going to be a good thing. But the overall expense will be lasting, continual, and ever higher.
Big insurance companies will add to their portfolio of insurance offerings, and premiums will go up. Plumbers see a big boost in business. Inspectors will be added. And firemen and their union representatives who testified for this stuff to happen....you can stay home and stick it.
Everyone seems bent on saving others for one reason or another, as long as they are the ones benefitting. And so it continues...... :-P