For anyone who owns a business, you want to protect your employees and assets to the fullest extent. Certain machinery, equipment, and even paperwork is invaluable to business as usual. Therefore, you must also be aware that a fire or other disaster could mean thousands of dollars in damage and potential harm to your staff.
There are also certain regulations regarding the necessary installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems. Many companies promise to install top-of-the-line equipment, so how do you know you’re choosing the right one? Here are some things to look for:
Do they meet all requirements from the NFPA?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has specific standards which must be met for a fire alarm system to be considered up to code. A trained fire protection company will be well-versed in these requirements and will not cut corners when it comes time for installation. A thorough inspection of the system should be performed to ensure optimal functioning.
Do they maintain the system?
Some companies offer services to install a fire alarm system, but be on the lookout for someone who installs and maintains. You are required to have your alarm tested and inspected every so often, and a plan can be developed for a professional to come out and perform the inspection for you. This lowers your risk of having a faulty alarm system while potentially saving you a considerable amount of money in fines.
Do they service the alarms?
If there happens to be an issue with your fire alarm system, it would be much more convenient and practical to have the same people fix it as the ones who installed it and tested its effectiveness. After all, the installers know the equipment front and back, so it’s best if they can be on call to ensure proper functionality.
At Millennium Fire and Security, we design, install, maintain, and service fire alarm systems and adhere to all NFPA standards. Call us today for a quote!