Detecting a fire early can mean the difference between losing everything and keeping loss and damage to a minimum.
The inspection, testing and maintenance requirements of fire alarms systems, including their initiating devices and notification appliances, can be found in Chapter 14 of the National Fire Protection Association’s Code NFPA 72. The purpose for these inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements is to ensure that the fire alarm system is operating properly in accordance with the design documents.
Six Reasons To Test & Inspect Your Fire Alarm Systems Regularly:
- Lives are at stake! Your fire alarm system will only operate properly if it is maintained and some impairments will not be obvious without testing!
- To meet the requirements of your local building department, fire inspectors, and even your insurance carrier.
- Your insurance carrier may reject your claim if you do not have proof of complete annual inspections.
- To limit your liability for any potential injuries suffered by tenants, employees, or guests to your business.
- To assure that the system does not create nuisance alarms that waste Fire Department resources. This could put others’ lives in jeopardy and many jurisdictions will charge the building owner for multiple nuisance alarms.
- It is required by the National Fire Alarm Code! (NFPA 72)—- IT’S THE LAW!
Please refer to NFPA 72 for the complete list of devices, test frequencies, and procedures. The information above was obtained through the NFPA 72 website.
We also test Emergency Lights and Exit Signs.
Most emergency lights installed in businesses are simple lighting devices that contain a small battery. The device is connected to the building’s electrical supply, which provides a constant charge to the battery. In the event of a power failure, circuitry in the fixture activates the lights, so that occupants can see to exit the building. Most emergency lights are only designed to work for the code’s required minimum of thirty minutes on battery power. We will test and certify them.