Here at Jensen Security and Fire Systems we are a local, trusted fire alarm maintenance company. This can often mean that we are the source of information for our clients. There are lots of FAQs about fire alarm maintenance that our clients have. They come to us as they known we will know, and they know we will help them with any advice or guidance they need.
In this blog post we thought we would answer the most common FAQs of fire alarm maintenance. We hope this will help you if you have any questions about fire alarm maintenance. Of course, if you have any questions that we have not touched on, you can always contact our trusted and experienced fire alarm maintenance specialists.
Is My Fire Alarm Expired?
There is a date stamped on the back of fire and smoke alarms. This will be the date the fire alarm was manufactured. If this date was more than 10 years ago, it is likely that it will have expired. These fire alarms should be replaced as soon as possible. This is because they will not be working at their best possible level, due to age.
How Often Should I Test My Fire Alarm?
We would recommend that home fire alarms are tested at least once a month. Meanwhile, commercial fire alarms should be tested at least once a week. This will ensure that are in good working order and the batteries are functioning correctly. If any building or maintenance work is completed in your property, fire alarm tests must be completed again. This will ensure that none of the work completed has interfered with the workings of the fire alarm.
Do Dead Batteries Cause False Fire Alerts?
Low batteries in your fire alarm system can result in false alerts of a fire. This is because the power of the battery becomes too low. It is also possible for the intermittent warning of a low battery to sound like the alert of a fire. Old batteries that begin to corrode can also result in a fire. We recommend that batteries in fire alarm systems are replaced every 2 years as a minimum. If there is any corrosion, this should also be cleaned away from the battery case.
These are the three most common FAQs for fire alarm maintenance. If you’re not sure of the last time your fire alarm was serviced or maintained, call our team. We can book your home or business in for a fire safety assessment and maintenance service.