5 Reasons To Have Your Fire System Inspected
5 Reasons that Having Your Fire Alarm System Inspected is Important
If you have a fire alarm or fire sprinkler system in your building, it is important to have it tested and inspected frequently. Here are five of the most important reasons why this test/inspection service is critical to the livelihood of your business:
1. To meet local building code and fire inspector requirements
Your system is required to be tested on a regular, ongoing basis in order to satisfy national fire code (NFPA 72) and the requirements of your local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). These tests should be administered by a licensed, certified technician.
2. To satisfy insurance carrier requirements
Did you know that your insurance company may not cover damages that are caused by a system that has not been tested/inspected according to NFPA 72 requirements? The only thing worse than having a fire in your building would be having the insurance deny your claim due to a lack of code compliance!
3. To assure that system is functioning properly
Most alarm panels require regular testing and inspections to ensure that they are working properly. This involves both a visual inspections of all of the system components, as well as a functional test of the system to ensure that each element works properly
4. To assure that the system does not create false alarms that waste time/resources of your local fire department.
The firefighting heroes that work in your city have a big job, ensuring that both fire and medical emergencies are responding to quickly, effectively, and efficiently. When a fire truck rolls to your facility for a false alarm due to a poorly functioning system, the valuable resources of your fire department are being wasted and the focus of those firefighters is diverted from people and property that truly need assistance.
5. To limit liability for potential injuries of tenants, employees, of visitors of your business
A fire alarm and fire sprinkler system is designed with strict codes in order to provide enhanced safety and protection over your property and the personnel inside. A regular inspection and test of the system ensures that the system still operates according to those code standards, providing peace of mind that the system will work as designed in the event of a fire.
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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 5, 2018.