Having a working fire alarm and extinguisher in your domestic or commercial property is a very important step to reducing the risks of fire on your premises.
However, many people do not know some very important issues in regards to fire alarm testing and maintenance. This guide should give you a quick and informative idea of how fire alarms should be maintained and tested:
How often do I need to have my fire alarm tested?
Most professional bodies will advise that you should have your fire alarm tested on an annual basis. However, you should check with your local fire authority or consultancy on the exact recommendations for fire alarm testing.
What if I notice anything unusual about my fire alarm?
If you notice anything out of place when it comes to your fire alarm, such as potential damage, a strange beeping sound or any other problem, you should contact your fire consultancy quickly. They will be able to review the damage of the fire alarm and make sure that it is up and running again as quickly as possible. You should never leave any problems, because the fire alarm may not work properly in the event that smoke is detected and fire should break out.
How many different fire alarm systems are there?
There are many different fire alarm systems which you can purchase that come in varying levels of intelligence depending on the kind of system that you need for your property. A domestic property will usually have a basic fire alarm or smoke detection system in place, where the device simply detects any smoke in the vicinity and sets off an alarm if it recognises anything. Business premises will usually have a more intelligent fire alarm system in place, which has different levels of sensitivity and measurements. If a fire is detected, a local fire authority may be immediately contacted and can be on the scene within 10 minutes. It really does depend on the kind of property and business that you own as to what to fire alarm system you should get.
How can I get advice on my fire alarm systems?
Total fire services is a professional fire extinguisher maintenance and fire alarm systems company based in Wigan. The professionals at this reputable firm are able to come and visit your property and identify your exact requirements; we can design a fire alarm system which suits your unique property and needs, so that you can feel safe in the knowledge that if the fire does break out, you are as protected as possible.
Total fire services can also conduct regular fire extinguisher servicingchecks, fire risk assessments and in-depth consultations with companies across the UK. We can even run training sessions to allow you to learn as much as possible about risk prevention in your business.
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