When running a business, there’s a lot that must be juggled. From handling inventory to managing employees, fire safety may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, given how important fire safety is to maintaining the health and safety of your facility, clients, and employees, it is important to make it the priority that it deserves to be. One extremely important aspect of commercial fire safety is routine fire alarm tests. Fire alarms are your facility’s first defense against a fire, which is why it is crucial that they work properly. Learn more about you should keep up with your commercial fire alarm testing in today’s blog, below.
Follow NPFA codes
Certain inspections are governed by the NFPA 72 code, which outlines the fact that inspections are required annually. In addition, state and local regulations may require further or more frequent tests, so be sure to speak with a knowledgeable fire protection services company to learn what you need to know.
Prevent false alarms
False alarms are not only annoying, but they can also cost your organization some serious money when you have to pay for the fire department to come out and you may even face a large fine. By having your alarms routinely inspected, you’ll drastically lower the likelihood of a false alarm.
Keep up with insurance requirements
Routine commercial fire alarm inspections are often necessary for staying in good standing with your insurance company. In fact, some insurance companies may not pay out a claim if it is found that you have let your required tests lapse. By avoiding a commercial fire alarm test, you run the risk of spending a lot more money in the long run. To prevent the headache of falling out of favor with your insurance company, always be sure that you are following the appropriate testing guidelines.
Get In Touch With Biles Fire Protection Services Today
No matter your fire protection needs, Biles Fire Protection Services can design and install a system that will work for you. We are proud to offer top-notch customer service including fast response times, reliable support, and affordable prices. We are certified through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies and have the knowledge and experience to create the right fire protection system for your home or business. To learn more about what we have to offer, give us a call at 443-701-8330, send us an email, or request a quote online.