Fire Alarm Inspections
You have fire alarms systems installed to protect people, property and assets. However, it is absolutely critical to keep these systems in proper working order. It is essential that these systems are inspected and tested regularly and maintained as needed. Inspections and testing must be performed by licensed and trained technicians. Reliable’s technicians are NICET certified and receive training on the latest technologies available.
Dust, dirt, and other contaminants can prevent smoke detectors from functioning properly. Vandalism, remodeling, and poor maintenance procedures can all compromise your fire protection equipment. Proper inspection and maintenance not only ensures compliance, it will offer the additional benefit of preventing unplanned emergency repairs and costly false alarms.
An annual inspection of fire alarm systems includes the following:
- Confirm that central station is receiving electric signals
- Test all batteries
- Test all building devices
- Pull Stations – Physically pull down the release on the pull station to trigger the alarm and reset the pull station upon completion
- Smoke Detectors – Blow smoke into the detector to activate the unit and then blow compressed air into the unit to clean out the smoke and debris
- Heat Detectors – Trigger the alarm by placing a magnetic device near the detector sensors
- Duct Detectors – Test the device via remote test switch
- Horn/Strobes – test to ensure the horns are sounding and strobes are flashing
- Flow Switches – Manually activate the switch and record retard time
- Tampers – Exercise control valves until tampers