The National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, dictates in their latest safety provisions that fire alarms should be inspected and tested on a regular and annual basis. In Maryland, buildings follow Maryland Fire Prevention Code and their local jurisdictions based upon the NFPA and Maryland’s regulations for fire alarms. As a business owner, it’s critical to ensure that your commercial business is up to code to protect all occupants and your property. Chesapeake Protection Services can help.
When to Schedule a Fire Alarm Visual Inspection
According to the National Fire Protection Association, their Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72) determines that a complete visual inspection of all fire alarm components must be performed weekly, monthly, and semi-annually or annually on a scheduled basis. These visual inspections are commonly performed to observe battery health life, control equipment, and ducts. In Maryland, your fire alarm schedule will vary based upon what county you reside within and your local jurisdiction. Chesapeake Protection Services can help determine your best inspection needs as a fully accredited, licensed, documented, and insured service provider.
When to Schedule Fire Alarm Testing
Chesapeake Protection Services will schedule your fire alarm testing on a code-compliant basis that follows your local jurisdiction and the NFPA’s guidelines. We can provide new and old clients with complete fire alarm inspection and testing services regularly. While the testing of a fire alarm system is much more complex than a simple visual alarm inspection, all of these components are required by law to be tested on a consistent basis. This can help ensure that your fire alarm system is all in working order and in optimal condition in the event of an unforeseen fire.
Does Fire Alarm Maintenance Need to Be Performed?
You’ll want to perform maintenance for an optimal system as per the manufacturer’s instructors. Depending on the environmental circumstances and equipment being used, your alarm maintenance schedule may vary. This will help protect all building occupants, your commercial business, and your property. Reach out to Chesapeake Protection Services for a consultation today!
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