Fire alarm maintenance is absolutely essential in any building. Having a fully-functioning fire safety system not only keeps you safe, but can also help prevent damage to your property and belongings. It is, therefore, unsurprising that we would strongly advise you to check your fire alarm frequently and thoroughly to ensure that it is working as it should be.
Below, we’ve explained why fire alarm maintenance is essential by listing five simple reasons. We’re sure you’ll agree that even one of the points is reason enough to pay attention to your system’s maintenance.
1. Fire alarms save lives
We won’t spend too long on this one, as it should be obvious. Fire alarms are designed to alert people to the presence of fire in a building; without that warning, you’re in serious danger of being severely injured. For that reason, it’s essential that your fire alarm works. A fire alarm that doesn’t work is completely useless, so you need to make sure that there’s nothing wrong with yours.
2. It’s the law
Testing your fire alarm if you’re a landlord, is a legal responsibility. Failure to do so is, therefore, a failure to abide by the law. For more information on your own legal responsibilities, you can find a number of legislation points at Surrey Fire.
3. You have a responsibility
Regardless of your legal obligations, you have a social responsibility to anyone in your house, building, or office, to ensure that the necessary safety precautions are in place. Having a working fire alarm is at the very centre of this responsibility; it’s one of the most fundamental aspects of building safety.
4. Fire alarms can have faults
Again, this is a very obvious point, but it’s easy to forget. Once you’ve installed a new fire alarm, that isn’t the end of the process. Unfortunately, fire alarms aren’t indestructible, and they’re not immune to errors. Every so often, something could go wrong with the system; that’s why it’s important to carry out maintenance.
5. Reduce the risk of emergency repairs
Rather than leaving it until something’s broken, it’s best to keep your systems healthy by tending to them regularly. It’s a lot more costly to repair or replace a fire alarm than it is to maintain one. With this in mind, keep the risk of emergency action to a minimum by carrying out fire alarm maintenance.
If you need any help with your fire alarm maintenance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. You can give us a call on 020 8728 9179, or fill out one of our online contact forms.