Free Passes to #Greenbuild Expo for Shutgun friends

We have an opportunity and would like to share it with you! As part of exhibiting at the upcoming Greenbuild International Expo and Conference in New Orleans, LA Oct.22-23 - Shutgun is giving away 150 free EXPO passes to our friends, distributors and customers.

Simply use this link below with the already pre-entered code, and you can register and attend for $0.

Go to: and complete the registration process.

You're welcome! And don't forget to stop by our booth #3049! 

The Shutgun Team

Shutgun's #OneOnEveryFloor campaign

We're very thrilled, for a couple of reasons, to be heading to Hawaii later this week in order to not only exhibit at the Hawaii Lodging Hospitality and Food Service Expo on July 9 and 10 (Booth 219) but to take time and visit with as many of our valued hotel clients as possible.

We will be promoting our #OneOnEveryFloor campaign in order to bring awareness to the cost and time saving benefits of having multiple Shutguns accessible on your hotel or resort property.

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CHECKLIST – for engineers, safety managers and risk managers.

Property owners and managers can reduce the possibility of extensive losses through water damage mitigation program. The program involves a detailed checklist specific to your facility. This analysis gives risk managers, safety managers, building engineers and other professionals more control over potentially paralyzing situations.

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Welcome to our New Shutgun site

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We're thrilled about the new look and feel of our website and we pride ourselves on focusing on one thing and doing it RIGHT -  Shutgun, shuts off activated fire sprinklers, fast!  Saving you time, money and headaches.

Our product is safe, reliable and easy to use, and we are committed to showcasing our website in the same way.  

We hope you enjoy navigating our updated content, videos, events and resources, as well as browsing our full range of products.

New Sheared Head Attachment

New Sheared Head Attachment

The Original - Shutgun

The Original - Shutgun

Also, don't forget to sign up for our industry newsletter using the new button on this page.

Thank you!

The Shutgun team,

Preparing the fire, construction, hotel and building management industries for fire sprinkler  emergencies since 2009.

Shutgun to the rescue at early morning sprinkler hotel mishap

There was no rest for Shutgun early in the new year, as it was on the scene of a sprinkler head-related accident on the morning of January 9th at a hotel and country club in Collingwood, Ontario.

Firefighters on scene used Shutgun to plug the activated sprinkler head (which unconfirmed sources believe was the result of a frozen pipe, which upon thawing, activated the sprinkler head.)

The firefighter who snapped this photo said

Shutgun saved significant water damage to the site.

“In many municipalities, the building manager is not allowed to shut off the building’s main water supply until the fire department has arrived, but the fire dept can shut off the activated sprinkler head,” said Greg Patterson, President of Shutgun, who engineered the product along with retired Toronto District Fire Chief, Eli Scardaoni. “Those minutes are crucial in terms of damage inflicted.”

Patterson adds that the residual cost of damage from an accidental activation of a fire sprinkler head is estimated at up to $1,000 for every minute water is left flowing and suggests one shutgunfor every fire box, on every floor.

Shutgun saves Christmas

T'was the night before Christmas and the sled was all packed,
Shutgun was sitting just inside Santa's sack

But the big guy couldn't climb down the chimney with ease,
On his way he'd bump mantles and stockings and trees!

When all of a sudden there arose such a clatter,
Santa spun around to see what was the matter.

You see, it seemed, that while scratching his head,
Santa knocked over a ladder, and broke the sprinkler head!

The living room was covered with sopping wet crud,
if this water didn't stop soon it would be a Christmas flood!

But with a gleam in his eye he had nothing to dread,
he had Shutgun on hand to plug the sprinkler head.

So by placing the jaws inside the tiny vent
and giving the handle a squeeze, off the water went!

And Santa knew that if a fire should be kindled,
the UL link would release the sprinkler until the fire dwindled

And I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,

Have a Safe and Dry Christmas - Shutgun saved the Night!....

Ho Ho Ho!

November issue: Canadian Lodging News


Read our full Product Feature in Canadian Lodging News (pg. 20). Excerpts below:



In an effort to save on insurance premiums, an increasing number of hotel properties are hiking deductibles to save cash.  While the property owners save dollars month to month, they are assuming more responsibility for every minor incident or repair.


Experts point out that in cases of water damage and sprinkler-related accidents, the resulting expenses could spiral out of control and owners are best to prepare for these ‘minor’ cases ahead of time, or risk being on the hook for thousands of dollars in damages.


... Russell Poste, Senior Advisor with Howard Noble insurance, “While these incidents are rare, the residual damage to the building and the insurance implications should not be overlooked or underestimated.”


Gregory Orndorff is with A-1 Flood Tech and has witnessed firsthand the harmful effects of water damage. 


“If the building owner is assuming more responsibility in order to not put a claim on their insurance, then stopping the flow of water becomes crucial if it means you are on the hook for every $5,000, $15,000 or even a $35,000 occurrence.”




Hotel owners know all too well that accidental fire sprinkler activations come with the territory – whether it’s a rowdy guest hitting or damaging the sprinkler head or a bride using it as a garment hanger, the result is a torrent of dirty water flowing from a pipe at rates exceeding 25 gallons per minute. 




“In many municipalities, the building manager is not allowed to shut off the building’s main water supply until the fire department has arrived, but they can shut off the activated sprinkler head,” said Greg Patterson, President of Shutgun, who engineered the product along with a retired Toronto District Fire Chief. “These minutes are crucial in terms of damage inflicted, which puts more onus on staff, maintenance and service people on the scene.”




Russell Poste, brings up another concern in situations where guests are displaced.


“The hotel’s insurance may be able to cover the damages and clean up, but that does not account for any displaced guests or their potential lost business as a result of the incident.”