When to Repair or Replace Your Fire Alarm System

March 1, 2016

Fire alarm systems are only useful when they are on and functioning properly. An improperly installed, malfunctioning, or outdated fire alarm system could have deadly consequences, so it is important to know when to repair or replace your fire alarm system to keep it working well to protect you and others in your building.

Some fire alarm systems have built-in indicators that tell you if there is something amiss. If you see lights, or hear sounds that you do not normally hear from your fire alarm system it may be telling you that it is time for a repair or replacement. Instead of waiting for this to happen, however, it is a good idea to proactively inspect your system on a regular basis. Regular maintenance of your fire alarm system, handled by experienced professionals, is the best way to know that your system is working, and will alert technicians to any needed repairs or replacements required before it is too late.

When you have your fire alarm system initially installed, set up an inspection schedule with your contractor. An automated system ensures that you will not miss or skip any inspection appointments.

If a fire alarm system or one of its components is damaged beyond repair, your contractor may suggest replacing either individual alarms or the whole system depending on the age of your fire alarm system and its general condition. If you do have to replace the whole fire alarm system, remember that the cost is a valuable investment in the safety and wellbeing, and something you will be grateful for if there is ever a fire or smoke incident in your building.

Unsure of the last time your fire alarm system was inspected, repaired, or replaced? Make an appointment with Vancouver Fire and get started today!

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