If you’ve invested in a fire alarm, it’s important to keep it properly maintained to ensure it works in the case of an emergency. With proper care, a fire alarm can last up to two decades before needing to be replaced. Learn all you need to know about how to keep your fire alarm in its best shape in today’s blog.
Everything You Should Know About Fire Alarm Maintenance
Keep an eye on the age of your fire alarm
Your fire alarm will have different maintenance needs depending on its age, so you’ll want to have an idea of how old it is. If your alarm is 5-10 years old, a range of environmental factors can cause components to break down. Fluctuations in humidity, voltage and temperature can lead to failures. For models 10-15 years old, maintenance is needed but they can still work well. Older than that and you’re looking at very extensive maintenance.
How to maintain your fire alarm
It’s important to be vigilant about testing and calibrating the sensors on your fire alarm. The exact specifications should have been provided by your manufacturer. You’ll have to do some homework, though, because you won’t be able to test your fire alarm until you’ve learned about sensors, failure modes, and requirements for re-installation.
Test your fire alarm annually
Your manufacturer should have provided recommended guidelines, but it is standard to suggest a yearly inspection and test after you have had your alarm installed. Certain local agencies may require more frequent tests so it is important to be aware of the guidelines in your jurisdiction.
Fire Protection with Fireline
At Fireline, we offer an array of fire alarm systems to keep both commercial buildings as well as residential homes and structures safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to keep your business or home safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems as well to help keep commercial fires controlled should they break out. Our trained technicians will work with you to determine which air sampling smoke detection system is best for your business. We will also help install and maintain the system for your commercial building.