False fire alarms can lead to a host of problems. From business disruptions to a loss of productivity and money, false fire alarms are never desired. However, the reality is, they do happen. But, there are a few key factors that lead to false fire alarms. As a result, we’ve created this helpful and informative guide to give you guidance on how to prevent false fire alarms from ruining your day.
Activation Of Smoke Detectors
Sometimes, a false fire alarm erupts as a result of a smoke detector being activated. Things like cooking fumes and steam can trigger a smoke detector to go off. That is why it is crucial that you and all your employees are mindful of where smoke detectors are placed within your facility. However, if you notice that your smoke detectors are frequently activating, even when there is no smoke nearby, find a professional to come and check it out.
Malfunctions As Systems Age
The truth is, fire alarm systems are not built to last a lifetime. As a result, after a while, you might need to replace the system to ensure that it works correctly. This is where proper maintenance, inspections, and monitoring come into play. As a business owner, you want to be sure that all fire systems and equipment are inspected as required by the NFPA guidelines.
Some Manual Error
Unfortunately, one of the most prevalent causes of false fire alarms is a result of vandalism. When people break glass or pull a fire alarm without there being an active fire or smoke, authorities often get involved. When you first set up your fire alarm system you should come up with a good plan in conjunction with the fire safety professional to place fire alarms in places that are out of harm’s reach to vandals and others who are tempted to activate a false alarm.
Avoid False Fire Alarms This Winter With Anderson Fire Protection
Anderson Fire Protection has the expertise and skill to help your home or commercial property upgrade to the latest smart smoke detectors. We have been working in the Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. areas for over 25 years, and we are known for our top-notch customer service and high quality results. If you are ready for fantastic fire prevention and protection services, from fire sprinkler installation to fire alarm design and consulting, give us a call at (410) 796-4915 or visit us online. For more fire safety tips to keep your property safe, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.