Fire Alarm Inspection
Why should you arrange to have a fire alarm inspection done yearly?
First, if you own a warehouse, office building, supermarket or
apartment building it is the law in most states that the systems
must be inspected yearly. It is not just a safety requirement to do
a fire alarm inspection its common sense. If you have a system in
your home it would still be a good idea to have it looked at
regularly. One day your life may depend on the system working.
There are many benefits to having this done. The most important one
is that you want to be certain that the system works properly. A
system that is maintained, as it should be, will save lives and cut
down on property damage by sending out an early warning that there
is a fire.
When the fire alarm inspection is carried out regularly it will also
prevent false alarms. These can be dangerous because when the alarm
goes off a few times and there is not danger the homeowner tends to
ignore it and so does the fire department if the system is
monitored. The first couple of times will be forgivable but after
that no one will pay attention. That means if a real fire should
occur there is a risk to the lives of those who are residents or
employees of the building.
If there is not a regular fire alarm inspection and a fire occurs
when the alarm is proven to be faulty and so not warn people of the
fire and there are injuries or even deaths, the owner of the office
building or apartment complex is liable for the personís damages as
they did not maintain the system correctly. This can lead to large
If you ensure that the fire alarm inspection is carried out, as it
should be, then this can affect your insurance costs. With proof
from the company that does the inspections you can lower your