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How to Ensure Your Fire Alarm System Actually Protects Your Business

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If protecting your business is something you care about, you need to make sure your fire protection services are up and running like a well-oiled machine. Not only do these systems protect your business and inventory, they protect you and your employees. Are you ready to make the most of that protection? If you answered yes, here are some key actions you need to take.

Focus on Placement
If you don’t place special focus on where your fire alarm systems are placed, you could be leaving portions of your business vulnerable to damage. To determine the best placement for your fire alarms, you should select places away from lights, ceiling fans, and other fixtures that could pass too much heat over an alarm. If you’re still not sure where the best placement is, leave it in the hands of a qualified professional. Fire alarm installation isn’t something that should be done by someone with zero experience in the field.

Remember Regular Maintenance
Did you know that a lack of maintenance caused an estimated 44% of dry and wet chemical system failures between 2006 and 2010? If there’s one thing you need to invest in, it’s regular fire alarm repairs and maintenance. When your fire alarm system is installed, you should set up a rough maintenance schedule. When in doubt, talk to your local fire inspector. They will know how and when fire alarm repairs and maintenance should be occurring on your property. If you run a larger business, fire alarm systems may need to be maintained more often than in a smaller space, so keep that in mind.

Don’t Forget Training
No matter what kind of business you run, it’s extremely important that you keep up with proper fire safety training with your employees. Repeating and refreshing this training every so often can ensure that you and your employees are all up to date on the latest fire protection procedures and know what to do in the case of an emergency.

Whether you’re a small business owner or the manager of several chain stores, don’t forget about fire safety. The role that fire alarms play in protecting your business is absolutely crucial!







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