Do you know when you should repair or replace your fire alarm?
It’s essential for your safety that your fire alarm is always in proper working order. If something isn’t working correctly, your entire system may be useless in stopping or warning of an accident, depending on what kind of protection system you have. With a fire alarm system, won’t have to think about your fire protection that often but that doesn’t mean you should forget about it entirely. It only takes one accident at the wrong time for a disaster to occur.
No matter where you are in Alberta and which Security Company you purchased your system from, it should have come with a user’s manual. Being informed is most of the battle when it comes to preventative measures like fire protection. Knowing exactly how your security and fire systems work (often they’re integrated) will help you understand when they need maintenance. For some systems, they will emit a noise when they need to be checked, whereas others will use a blinking light to let you know something is wrong. If you’re unsure of how your fire protection system works, or if your fire alarm needs repair, contact your local Edmonton security expert immediately.
Of course, waiting for your system to inform you that something is wrong with it typically isn’t the safest option. An improperly maintained system can also cause more frequent false alarms, which cost you money for no real reason. It’s best to arrange for regular inspection by your fire protection experts in Edmonton or any other municipality in Alberta. By scheduling routine maintenance, you’ll be certain that your system is working at all times.
What if I only have a simple smoke detector?
A simple smoke detector is essential for every home and should be tested at least once a month. Typically, there will be a button on your detector that you press to check that its battery is still providing power.
Just having smoke detectors isn’t ideal for most homes. However, more often than we would like, they’re cheaply made and can regularly give false alarms. Similarly, for smaller homes, regular cooking activities, which produce smoke, can sometimes set them off. Fully integrated fire protection systems are much more effective at detecting and preventing fire damage than regular smoke detectors.
We at Amptec Fire and Security provide fire protection system installation and alarm repair to Edmonton and all of Alberta. Whether you’re responsible for a residential, commercial, institutional, or governmental building, we’re able to provide you with great service for all your fire protection and security needs. Contact us today to find out more about the services we offer.