Early detection and awareness of a fire is critical to protecting lives and property. Fire alarm and detection systems play a key role in alerting building occupants of fires and buying them the time that is needed to safely exit the burning building.
However, fire alarm systems are only effective if they are properly taken care of with regular inspections and testing. Getting your alarm system inspected will help make sure it’s ready to go in an emergency.
During a fire alarm inspection, all of the components of the fire alarm system need to be visually checked to make sure that they are in the proper condition. Additionally, all of the components should be tested to check functionality. The components that need to be inspected and tested include:
- Fire Alarm Control Panel
- Smoke Detectors
- Manual Pull Stations
- Horns and Strobes
As the system is inspected, technicians will look out for any damage, dust, dirt or corrosion that could affect the system’s performance. Getting inspections and testing performed regularly will keep your system code compliant and ready to go if a fire breaks out.