Fire alarm testing in the simulation of a fire incident to test whether the fire alarm system will respond in the way it is supposed to. Fire alarm systems are designed to respond to heat and smoke but this may not always work as designed. By testing your fire alarm system, ASCO Fire is able to determine if the system is working and whether there are any faults that need fixing.
What Is Fire Alarm Testing?
Fire alarm testing involves simulating conditions in which the fire alarm system is designed to activate. These conditions are created under a controlled environment by certified experts, thus allowing them to test each component of the system.
During a fire alarm testing session, experts from ASCO Fire will among other things, test each smoke detector by blowing smoke to the detectors to see if they work. They will also check the batteries or power connections on the detectors to ensure that they are working properly. Manual alarm triggers will also be tested to ensure that they trigger the required response. At the end of the testing procedure, our experts will have to be certain that the entire system would work flawlessly in case of a real fire.
Types of Facilities that Require Fire Alarm Testing
All fire alarm systems require periodic testing. The frequency of the fire alarm tests varies according to various government regulations. Here are some of the facilities that require fire alarm testing periodically:
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Retail Facilities
- Commercial Buildings
- Medical Facilities
- Multifamily Residential Buildings
- … and more!
Benefits of Fire Alarm Testing
Regular fire alarm testing is not just about remaining compliant with the law (although it is a big component of it). Fire alarm testing gives you the peace of mind that lives and property would be safe if a fire actually broke out. This is because testing them guarantees that the fire alarm system will work exactly as it is designed to.
Another benefit to regular testing is that it prevents false fire alarms that could prove costly to a property owner. In some regions, authorities charge property owners for any false alarms that lead to a response by fire crews. This means that a faulty fire alarm system could become a big liability to a property owner.
Our Expertise in Fire Alarm Testing
ASCO Fire has extensive experience working with various organizations with different needs and different fire alarm systems. Because of this, we bring a wealth of experience to our customers when we come to test their systems and this in turn helps to keep their property safe from fire damage.
Choose ASCO Fire for Fire Alarm Testing
As ASCO Fire, we put the needs of our customers first when tailoring fire alarm testing solutions. Do you have special scheduling needs around your fire alarm testing session? Not a problem at all. We will work with you to develop a schedule that works best for you. This allows you to test your fire alarm system with minimal disruption to the operations of your facility.
Contact ASCO Fire today to schedule a complimentary consultation on fire alarm testing with our team. Call 973-633-7300 or email us at info@ASCOfire.com to get started!