Nobody in the world likes annoying alarms or unwanted system activations. One way to make them less likely? Stick with an annual inspection and maintenance schedule. However, preventing all unwanted fire alarm and system activations can be harder because there are a plethora of reasons that systems can be triggered. Read on to learn more about what you or licensed professionals can do to minimize or prevent the risk of any unwanted fire alarms and activations for the near future.
Avoid Accidental Activations
Be sure manual pull stations are clearly labeled and located where there’s no chance they can be accidentally pulled. Consider installing plastic covers to prevent tampering. You don’t want to risk a false fire alarm.
Be Sure Exhaust Fans are Functioning and Being Used Properly
Removing any filters from exhaust fans can expose fusible links to heat and possibly grease, leading to false fire alarms. Make sure that the fans are always running while you cook.
Make Sure the Right People Are Inspecting and Maintaining your System
Do the fire protection experts who perform inspections and maintenance in your building have the right training required to service your system? An inexperienced technician might miss a crucial issue in your system or even trigger it while working on it. Certified experts from Fireline will guarantee your system is installed without any mishaps.
Double Check your System for Possible Issues
Is your smoke detector too close to your HVAC system? How about the smoke detectors by the laundry room? Is your manual pull station too close to a bay door? While these components might have been installed appropriately, external factors can result in false fire alarms and cause unwanted fire suppression systems to activate. Be on your toes when identifying potential issues.
Install Surge Protectors
Power surges can lead to false activation and damage to your electrical components. While there isn’t a whole lot you can do about lightning strikes, if you’re in a high-risk area, consider adding surge protection to your control panel.
Install Proper Ventilation
Prioritize ventilation in shower rooms and laundry rooms where steam from industrial spaces is present. Be sure to have the correct type of detectors installed. A qualified professional will be able to tell you which kinds are appropriate in which spaces to prevent a potential false fire alarm.
Fire Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.