When it comes to dealing with a fire, all forms of protection are critical. Suppression systems, in particular, are valuable pieces of equipment because they can contain a fire until first responders can arrive to finish the job. Fire alarms and fire alarm systems are just as useful because they can also keep the people inside your building safe. Here are some of the reasons why you might need to replace your fire alarm system this spring.
Good Reasons to Replace
One reason to replace your fire alarms is when the system itself has failed. This situation could be for several reasons, but no matter why it happened, you need to rectify it as soon as possible. Otherwise, you risk falling out of compliance with local, state, and federal fire safety regulations. You will also want to make sure that your building is as safe as possible to inspire confidence in employees, customers, and visitors alike.
If your fire protection partner has inspected your system and has called for repairs to be conducted multiple times a year or the parts are no longer on the market, then these are signs you also need to replace the existing systems with new ones. Plus, renovations and remodels to your building, along with updates to fire codes and components no longer working as they should all move you to replace your system and get an upgraded one in its place.
How Long a System Lasts
Next, consider how long a fire alarm system typically lasts. Most systems function smoothly for 12-15 years. Then again, this lifespan only applies when the alarms are adequately designed, installed, and maintained. If this doesn’t happen, then your fire alarm system could wear out sooner than expected, and you might not know that you need to have it replaced until after it is already too late.
Advantages of New Systems
The benefits of newer systems outweigh the drawbacks that might make you hesitate. However, technological advancements have increased the effectiveness of modernized alarms. Plus, this also means the alarm system will require fewer inspections, tests, and repairs, all of which means your company will save more money. You won’t have to deal with as many false alarms, and the equipment is much easier to use than ever before.
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.