When you have spent the money it costs to have a commercial fire alarm system installed in your commercial space – you want to make sure that it is in proper working order each and every day. The only way to do this is to have it properly maintained, inspected and tested on a regular basis.
Be sure to talk to your insurance carrier once you decide on having a commercial fire alarm system installed. Many insurance companies offer a significant savings when your building is equipped with a commercial fire alarm system – on the other hand, may not fully insure you if you don’t have one.
Inspection of your commercial fire alarm system
To start out – your commercial fire alarm system should be inspected when it is installed and then at periodic and regular intervals as long as you have the system. Depending on the type of business you have, some systems are required to be inspected. The instructions given by the manufacturer should be followed to the letter in order to make sure everything is in working order.
Testing your commercial fire alarm system
Inspection and testing are two different things. Just as you test your home fire alarm system, you will want to test a commercial fire alarm system. Make sure you notify your employees or others in the building that you are going to test the system. It’s a good idea to have a test plan documented so that individuals in the building understand the plan of action if there is indeed a fire. This will help to avoid confusion during a test as well as in an actual emergency.
Maintaining your commercial fire alarm system
A commercial fire alarm system that is under five years old should not require much maintenance. Make sure the units are dust-free and check them for corrosion.
When you ask individuals, who are not experienced maintenance technicians, to look over your fire alarm system, they may overlook important details because nothing looks broken. It takes knowledgeable and qualified service people to maintain your commercial fire alarm system in a way that will protect your employees and building assets. Don’t leave this important job to a building supervisor or maintenance crew. Instead, contact the commercial fire alarm system professionals at 1st Alarm.
Follow the guidelines
At least one full-on inspection and test are recommended by most commercial fire alarm system manufacturers right after the system has been installed. Many insurance companies will not pay out in case of a fire if the fire alarm system has not been properly installed, tested and maintained.
One of the most important aspects of having a commercial fire alarm system is for you to fully understand your system. When the system is installed – make sure every detail is fully explained. You don’t want to overlook any of the features of the system, no matter how simple they may look. Make testing and maintenance part of your regular routine and your fire alarm systems will last for years and remain in good working order to help protect your commercial building.
Put Your Trust in a Reliable Commercial Fire Alarm Monitoring Company
The 1st Alarm team understands your commercial fire alarm systems needs. 1st Alarm knows how to protect our clients from the dangers of fire and the damage it can cause. Our commercial fire alarm monitoring services protect businesses in Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, San Angelo and Oklahoma City. Contact us to learn more about the myriad of ways our fire alarm monitoring can protect your business. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you determine the best systems and monitoring plan for your budget and operational needs.
The team at 1st Alarm understands that you will have many burning questions on your mind when it comes time to choose the right commercial fire alarm system to protect your property. As a business owner, you know the importance of early fire detection and how it can save you from completely losing your property. 1st Alarm understands the importance as well and will be there for you 24/7 to ensure you are protected. We will also help you to create a fire safety policy for your employees to reduce injuries and prevent human loss should a fire occur. With 1st Alarm and an advanced commercial fire alarm system, you ensure your business is prepared adequately in the event a fire should happen in your business place.
1st Alarm is one of the biggest and best security companies in the region that specializes in both residential and commercial alarm systems as well as commercial fire alarm systems. Serving Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland / Odessa, El Paso, Abilene and San Angelo, we pride ourselves on buying local and hiring local whenever possible. We are committed to offering high quality, professional service with the utmost level of integrity. 1st Alarm is the best commercial fire alarm system company in our region as well. We have personnel trained and certified to meet your fire alarm system needs. To learn more about how our commercial fire alarm systems may be a great fit for your company, Request a Quote online or give us a call at 800-276-5559. You can even visit our office near you.