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Fire Alarm Systems Installing and Maintaining

Posted by: Krish Malhotra
Fire Alarm Systems Installing and Maintaining

In addition to a fire sprinkler system, if you wish to keep your home safe, then installing a fire alarm system should be another top priority. If an unexpected fire occurs, a fire alarm system will warn you in seconds. As a result, you should be able to save your friends and family in a timely manner.


Mill Brook Fire Protection is a full-service fire protection company based out of Long Island, New York, from installation to maintenance, Mill Brook is a company you can count on, as we work hand in hand with multiple well-known fire alarm contractors, as well as offering installation ourselves.
Did you know your fire alarm systems can degrade with time? But don’t worry, we have a quick solution for you. With regular maintenance, you can achieve optimum operating performance. 10-15 years down the line, your system will function perfectly only if you have carefully installed and maintained it. After all, you wouldn’t want the system to malfunction, right?
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an average of 60% of fatalities occur due to a lack of fire alarms installed inside a building.


How to Install a Fire Alarm?

Installation is simple if you know who to contact. Mill Brook Fire Protection has been working alongside a handful of fire alarm contractors in both domestic and commercial properties. Our affiliates are a one-stop shop for fire alarm services. We assist to install alarms that bear the label of a recognized testing laboratory. These interconnected alarms provide optimum security, but these interconnected alarms are tricky to install by yourself. For this, you need professional help.




How to Maintain a Fire Alarm?

If you have moved into a new building, make sure you get your fire alarm tested. You must know how old your fire alarm is. If it’s outdated and not in working condition, then you can get it replaced.

If your system is relatively new, let’s say under five years old, then it requires very little maintenance. You can expect failure of a few components of the system if the system is older and not properly maintained. Your system can be beyond technological life expectancy, but don’t worry, with regular maintenance and testing, it can still perform adequately.


Here are few steps through which you can maintain your fire alarm:

  • Perform routine testing. Record and note any of the faults. Do this to ensure your system is in working condition.
  • During testing, inspect the detector call points and zones. A fire alarm has multiple zones.
  • Calibrate alarm sensors.
  • Check transmission signals and disconnection of alarms. The automatic release of fire doors should be checked thoroughly.
  • Quarterly inspections are recommended.
  • Ensure cable fittings are inspected annually. Ensure to confirm they are secure and well protected.

If you have the required knowledge, then these steps will appear to be simple. The best-designed fire alarm systems can become useless if not properly installed and maintained. These systems require thorough inspections. Before you obtain professional help, ensure the contractor is licensed and certified.

Author: Krish Malhotra