FAQ's - answers to help you navigate a FOAMSAFE System experience
Will the foam discolor, stain or harm my home or plants? Will it harm my family or animals?
The foam solution that blankets your property will not stain or discolor anything, and is non-corrosive. It may leave only a slight “soapy film” when the foam solution has dried, which is easily rinsed off. There is no clean up required after the foam has been applied. It will not harm your plants and landscape either. The foam is rated SAFE for plants, animals, and humans by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
How much does a FOAMSAFE System cost?
Each FOAMSAFE™ System is custom designed to fit the customer’s needs. Each type of system has its own base price. Additional features requested will determine the final cost. For more information please contact us at 1-866-901-CFPI (2374) to speak with a Sales Rep for your region. You can also contact us by filling our our contact form HERE.
How long does it take to install a system at my property or home?
The FOAMSAFE™ System can be installed at an average home in approximately 5-10 days, depending on the complexity of the unique requirements of your property. The size of the property may also affect the time to complete the installation.
Is the fire protection system visible on my property?
Your FOAMSAFE™ System base unit location is decided upon by you and the designer and looks similar in appearance to a head pump installed outside your home. The emitters which are installed in the vegetation and landscape areas are all underground where ever possible and operate similar to a pop-up sprinkler. These emitters can also be hidden in other items such as solar lights or rocks, and creatures such as frogs, bears, flowers, etc… to help conceal an above-ground emitter until it is needed.
Some piping may be visible along the ridgeline of the roofs and under eaves. This piping comes in brown, gray, or white colors allowing it to blend into the roof line and seem unnoticeable from the ground. In addition depending on what emitters are chosen for your application, you may notice them on your roof. Some wiring may be installed on the exterior of your home to operate the fire detector. It will look similar to cable or phone wires. The fire detector can be installed as a wireless component if desired. Overall, the system is unnoticed until needed and then you will know it is working by the white foam covering your property.
What if the power goes out at my property?
The FOAMSAFE™ System operates under its own power. A solar charging system keeps your system ready to activate at any time. Once it activates it works under its own power. You will have no additional power costs to operate and maintain your system. And when the power is interrupted by a wildfire, your FOAMSAFE will continue to operate.
How long does the foam concentrate last in the tank; what is the shelf life for the foam?
The shelf- life of the concentrate is 25 years with no loss of capabilities after repeated freeze/thaw cycle; even when its in the tank.
Does the FOAMSAFE™ Fire Alert System continue to work if the phone lines are down?
Yes, it continues to function normally, as does the entire system. The FOAMSAFE™ Fire Alert system uses cellular phone services to call you when your FOAMSAFE™ FireMaster System has activated, or when it detects a fire is approaching.
Where does the water source come from to operate my wildfire protection system?
The water source can be a pool, pond, spa, or other large reservoir located on your property. However, the water source must be available during fire season, at the least. In other words, if you have a river or other water source that is abundant in the winter, but dries up during late spring or summer you would not want to use this for your water source. If no onsite water source is available, a dedicated water storage tank can be installed along with the FOAMSAFE™ System. This water storage tank can be installed above or below ground, and can be installed so it is aesthetically pleasing. We will never use your community water to operate a FOAMSAFE System.