Fire alarms play a vital role in our safety and security in our homes as well as at our places of business. While at home you can conduct fire alarm inspections and checks fairly easily on your own, however when it comes to a commercial property it’s best to call in the professionals to do a routine inspection.
Commercial properties should have their fire alarms professionally checked at least once a year. Inspections include examining the sprinkler valve switches and waterflow to ensure that they’re functioning properly as well as test heat detectors, smoke detectors, voice evacuation equipment, batteries and chargers, and much more.
In many cases it’s best for building owners to schedule a professional inspection of their fire alarms semiannually. Depending on the size of your building and the rules and regulations that are required in your state, professional inspection requirements may vary. However, between professional inspections it is crucial that business owners conduct weekly and monthly visual checks to ensure all batteries are functioning and do not need replacement.
While it may seem simple, fire alarms within commercial structures are often complex and involve an intricate system of electrical components to ensure that everything properly operates.
At WC McBride Electrical we have a large team of trained electricians that can provide extensive commercial fire alarm inspections to ensure all components are up to code and functioning. For more information about the specific inspections that we provide give us a call or click here for a quote.