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Importance of Testing Fire Alarms & Emergency Lighting

Published Date: March 20th, 2018 | Category: Fire Detection

With proper professional maintenance, a fire detection system can last for over a decade. However, to ensure its longevity and effectiveness, you should have these fire alarms professionally serviced in the form of annual inspections. It is important to have your commercial fire alarm systems checked once a year by a professional fire detection and alarm company such as Hard Fire. We specialize in commercial fire alarm systems for Ohio and are here to tell you more about inspection and why it’s so important.

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Commercial fire alarm systems can include visual and audio evacuation alarms, alarm initiating devices; sprinkler water flow alarms, automatic smoke detectors, manual pull stations, heat detectors and much more. And, all of these need to be tested from time to time. When performing an inspection of your emergency lights, exit sign and more, an experienced technician from Hard Fire will make sure everything will work when you need it to.

For example, when it comes to your emergency lighting, did you know that ninety minutes is the illumination time required to give everyone enough time to properly exit the building? We will verify that the lights will function for the required 90 minutes, should they be needed in the case of an emergency. And, this is just one element of your commercial fire alarm systems we will test.

Every business has to abide by codes and regulations. These requirements can affect several aspects of a business, including accessibility, environment, and mechanical systems, among many others. And, we are well-versed in these codes for commercial fire alarm systems. When we install your alarm system, you can depend on us for all of its maintenance and testing needs. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Code of Federal Regulations require you to adequately illuminate all exits. The codes also require you to maintain emergency lights and exit signs to make sure they are always in operating condition. We are here to keep your commercial fire alarm systems up to code.

We will customize a preventive maintenance program that provides you with a single source for all of your commercial fire alarm systems. A service representative will meet with you, tour your facility, and develop a service agreement to ensure your life safety systems are tested, inspected, and maintained to keep them operating at peak performance.

It is important to make a special effort to thoroughly test and inspect all of your commercial fire alarm systems’ components for proper operation. The most current techniques and equipment are utilized during each of our inspections to meet the rigorous requirements of today’s complex fire alarm systems. Because, we want to make sure your alarm systems work when you need them!

Are you interested in learning more about inspection of commercial fire alarm systems in Ohio? Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990, or you can Contact Us.

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