When commercial fire alarm systems are not properly maintained, they become prone to failures that can cost lives and increase the amount of damage a property can sustain. When it comes to commercial fire alarm operation, an ounce of prevention is most definitely easier than a pound of cure when the only cure involves recovering from massive losses and injuries following a fire.
Dirt and dust are commercial fire alarm systems worst enemies
Dirty smoke detectors and clogged sensors are responsible for a significant number of commercial fire alarm systems failures. Dirt, dust, insect remains, and lint can build up within a smoke detector and can lead to false alarms, or when a fire erupts can slow response time or lead to a total system failure.
Commercial fire alarm systems versus high ceilings
High ceilings create the space needed to do business. However, the height of these rooms can create significant time for air to cool before it reaches the smoke and heat sensors. This means that a fire can burn and smolder for a longer time before it is detected which increases the likelihood of catastrophic damage. Regular maintenance and inspections ensure that the sensors are properly placed and remain set to the proper sensitivity to account for the height of the rooms they are supposed to protect.
Common commercial fire alarm systems problems
Other common commercial fire alarm systems problems include dead batteries, an insufficient number of smoke and heat detectors, improper programming of control panels, and electrical faults. In some cases, the annunciator may be damaged and won’t be able to convey a loud and clear message, or zoning can require changes that match the evolution of the business. Regular maintenance helps identify problems before they can allow a fire to burn a business down.
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