In the year of 2018, over 15,000 people were harmed in fires, and more than 3,000 people were killed by them. Knowing this, people should exercise great concern, and they should set their buildings up with sufficient fire protection tools to keep them safe. One of these tools is the fire alarm. Fire alarms let people know if a fire exists in your building. However, if these alarms aren’t set up properly, people inside of your building will be at a significantly higher risk of being harmed by fires. Here are some of the mistakes you’ll want to avoid making when getting a fire alarm installed.
Setting Off False Fire Alarms
A fire alarm can be what saves people’s lives. However, if it’s a false alarm, it can quickly start to get on people’s nerves. In a way, false alarms can even be dangerous because people will start to grow accustomed to the frequent blaring of the alarm, which means they won’t take the alarm seriously when a real fire arises.
To keep a false fire alarm from happening, you shouldn’t install alarms too closely to any ducts or doors. Drafts are a common catalyst for false alarms.
Installing a Fire Alarm Close to the Kitchen
You have to install fire alarms in certain areas of your building for safety purposes. However, for businesses that have kitchen areas, fire alarms shouldn’t be near them. Fire alarms can activate if they are in close proximity to kitchen appliances. Therefore, it’s best to install alarms around 20 feet from these appliances.
Not Interconnecting Your Fire Alarms
Regardless of the fire alarms you are using, all of them must be interconnected. You can’t maximize safety unless all of your alarms work together to notify people of fires that are present. If they are interconnected, you’ll be notified of a fire no matter where your location is in the building. Because of how important this detail is, you’ll need to get your alarms checked to be sure they are all interconnected to help your building be as safe as possible.
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