Fire alarm inspections are required for all commercial fire alarm systems. These inspections help keep your system in good working order, which can help to saves lives, money and ensures your system is up to code.
As a business owner, fire system inspections may not always be a top priority. But keeping your system in good working order makes good business sense. By scheduling annual testing and inspections, along with proper maintenance, you can help your fire alarm system last for years. Delco Alarm Systems offers annual inspection and maintenance plans which can not only save you money but also automatically schedules your yearly inspections.
Commercial establishments are required to have working fire alarm systems installed. Why? If a fire breaks out in your building, occupants are alerted and can evacuate safely. Authorities are also notified, even if your building is unoccupied at the time. But you won’t know if your fire alarm system is working properly if you don’t have it inspected.
NFPA Standard 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, along with most state and local laws require annual inspections on commercial fire alarm and automatic sprinkler systems. You, as the owner of a commercial establishment, are responsible for making sure your systems are inspected, tested and maintained properly. If you fail to have your system inspected and a problem arises, you could face costly fines or even the temporary closure of your building.
Periodic inspections and maintenance also helps cut down on emergency repairs and false alarms, which carry pricey fines. Your insurance company may also decline to pay for fire and smoke damage if you haven’t had your system inspected on a regular basis.
NFPA Standard 72 also designates what qualifications are needed to inspect and service fire alarm systems. Building maintenance personnel are not typically qualified to conduct these inspections. The professionals at Delco Alarm Systems are licensed and factory-trained to keep your alarm systems at peak performance. They have vast experience with commercial systems and stay informed about any changes or updates in state and local codes.
Joseph J. Cliffe is Delco alarm Systems lead expert in fire systems and design. The retired Chester City Fire Commissioner and fire marshal has more than 35 years experience with fire alarm and sprinkler systems and code compliance. He holds a level IV certification from NICET in fire alarm system design, installation and inspection. His expertise will ensure your system complies with current state and local fire codes.
During the inspection, your entire fire alarm system will be evaluated, whether Delco Alarm System installed it or not. The inspection includes testing the control panel, smoke and heat detectors, manual pull stations, audible and visual devices. Our trained technicians can pinpoint and repair specific problems.
Once your system is inspected, you will have documentation to provide to your insurance provider and local officials. Be sure to keep all inspection documentation.
To schedule an inspection for your fire system call Delco Alarm Systems at 610-494-9100. We have licensed trained technicians who will test and inspect the fire system at your property.