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How To Properly Maintain a Fire Alarm System for Your Business

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The national average for fire damage cleanup is $12,000. That doesn’t take into account the money a business could lose from lost custom and equipment in the aftermath of a fire. The vast majority of business owners couldn’t handle a cost like that.

The best way to avoid a damaging fire is with a quality fire alarm system. But without the right maintenance, your commercial fire alarm systems might not be functioning optimally. There are a few things you need to do to ensure they’re keeping your business safe.

Looking for maintenance tips? Read on. We’ve got everything you need to know for keeping your business safe from fire.

Test Your Fire Alarm System Regularly

The first step in keeping your fire alarms in good shape is to check their status. You’ll want to run a quick check on a regular basis to ensure it’s working correctly.

Ideally, you should be testing the system every day. As a bare minimum, be sure to test the detector points once a week.

Make a note of any problems you encounter. By documenting these patterns, you’ll make things easier for maintenance or repair technicians in the future. 

Remove Obstructions

One of the main reasons a fire alarm might fail to work is due to obstructions over detector points. The alarm can only function if it’s capable of detecting smoke. If anything obstructs the detectors, the alarm system could be less efficient or fail entirely. 

Lots of businesses slip up by accidentally obstructing their systems. This is a particular danger in businesses with flexible floorplans, like supermarkets.

For best results, use employee training and signage around your workplace to ensure your workers know how to avoid causing this issue. 

Get Regular Inspections From Professionals

There’s only so much the average Joe can do to maintain their systems. Without the right knowledge and equipment, you might struggle to conduct proper maintenance.

That’s why you need to call in expert help to help you maintain your systems. If you notice a problem with your alarm system, be sure to call for support right away.

As they say, prevention is better than cure. So, you should arrange regular inspections with a reliable company like us, on an annual basis at a minimum. Our technicians can spot all kinds of problems in their early stages and address them before they develop into bigger problems. 

Get the Best Protection From a Reliable Local Company

Keeping your fire alarm system in good shape is one of the best ways to protect your business. As long as you stay vigilant and get help from professionals, you’ll be sure to stay on top of things. 

Here at United Fire, we’ve got the skills and experience to help you with your fire prevention needs. Request a quote today and find out more about how we can help you stay safe. 

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