Fire Protection Contractor Serving the Lake Tahoe Basin – California and Nevada.

We design, install, inspect and repair commercial and residential fire sprinkler systems in both California and Nevada.

A life-saving investment in your home.


Owner, Hydro Fire Protection

Affordable  – Reliable  – Effective Protection

In a home with sprinklers, the average property loss per fire is cut by about 70%
(compared to fires where sprinklers are not present.)


Nationwide, more than 3,000 people die in fires each year. Fire sprinklers save lives, reduce property loss and can even help cut homeowner insurance premiums


Modern residential sprinklers are inconspicuous and can be mounted flush with walls or ceilings.


Home fire sprinklers can contain and may even extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive on the scene.

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Owner: Steve Ashbaugh

CA License#913424
NV Licence #0075762
Backflow Cert #15651

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Serving Lake Tahoe Since


Design - Installation - Inspection - Service

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Commerical and Residental Fire Sprinkler Systems

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Most Common Misconception

Common misconceptions about sprinkler systems (also called residential fire-protection systems and residential fire-suppression systems) prevent people from including one in their home. The fear of a misfiring sprinkler head and the belief that a room fire activates the entire system are two such common misconceptions.
A residential sprinkler system will save a homeowner money in the event of a fire. When activated, a sprinkler head will spray 15 to 20 gallons per minute. Water damage from fire suppressed by a home sprinkler system incurs an average of $2,200 in costs; water damage from a fire suppressed by a fire department adds up to an average of $45,000. The fire department will dump and average 250 gallons per minute as well as chopping holes in the roof.

Backflow Testing
Backflow prevention devices are often used when sprinkler systems are connected to nonpotable public water supplies, especially when the systems are interconnected with alternative sources of water or when antifreeze or other chemicals, such as foam, are used as additives. These devices prevent the reverse flow of water that could contaminate the water supply.
Hiring a Fire Sprinkler Contractor

Choosing a Qualified Fire Security Contractor– The best ways to be safe and safe and secure … as well as not get burned.

One of the most critical choices to be made by a building proprietor or residential or commercial property manager is the hiring of a knowledgeable, professional fire protection specialist. If the lawn sprinkler cannot effectively reduce a fire, the outcomes can be ravaging, starting with the loss of human life.

Yet it does not quit there. The repercussions of shabby style, bad handiwork, or substandard materials run a broad range of dangers that exceed the standard failure to snuff out flames. A lot more normal risks consist of water leakages that could damage your business’s properties; ecological as well as other risks for your renters throughout installation; and also improperly mapped and also labelled systems that end up being a headache to service as well as repair after the service provider is long gone.

Numerous scary stories have actually just recently been experienced by structure owners and also home supervisors throughout the nation as well as they might fill a publication deserving of Stephen King. Frequently, these extremely significant losses start with a simple remark: We’ll just opt for the lowest proposal.

Ironically, the “cheapest proposal” could wind up being one of the most costly choice when the checkbook remains open to spend for fraud, incidents, reinstallation, solution problem, litigation, and business disruption.

A correctly created as well as mounted fire defense system should offer your structure reliably for ninety years or more. The decision you make now will certainly affect your building as well as its tenants throughout your lifetime and also past.

To be reasonable, the substantial bulk of home supervisors as well as building proprietors do not cut corners on top quality and also safety and security deliberately– they merely do not have much prior experience with fire defense specialists and also cannot realize the value of undertaking an extensive evaluation. Generally, mounting fire sprinklers is an one-time affair, so constructing proprietors and also home managers often have little or no history with this specialized type of professional.

New Nevada Fire Sprinkler Project

New Nevada Fire Sprinkler Project

After a great 2018 for Hydro Fire Protection, we are excited to start 2019 with the Sierra Colina Project.   This is a large new housing project in Nevada South Shore area.  The development will be 14 free standing homes and 30 townhomes. Yup, that's a lot of...

Residential Fire Sprinkler and California Codes

Hydro Fire started in 2008 right before this code came into effect.  Steve Ashbaugh owner of Hydro Fire Protection started installing commercial fire sprinkler systems in Las Vagas 1994 after moving back to Lake Tahoe he continued to work in the fire sprinkler...

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CALIFORNIA: The California Building Standards Commission approved the State Fire Marshal’s Building, Fire and Residential Code adoption packages for the 2010 California Building Standards Codes at the hearing on January 12, 2010.

A key component in the 2010 code adoption is the addition of residential fire sprinklers in all new one-and two-family dwellings and townhouse construction statewide.

NEVADA: To date, Nevada as a state does not require fire sprinklers in residential homes.  This is currently based on districts.  The Douglas County Fire District requires fire sprinklers in new homes being built that are over 3600 square feet.  This will change on June 1st and all new homes we are required to have a residential fire suppression system.  Douglas County district serves  Stateline, Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook – Lake Tahoe, Nevada.  

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In honor of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s 20th Anniversary, Home Improvement Expert Ron Hazelton conducts a fire and sprinkler side-by-side burn demonstration at NFPA’s conference. This 3-minute video shows how quickly fire spreads and flashover occurs in the room without a fire sprinkler. The room protected with a fire sprinkler has little damage compared to the flashover room