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How Long Do Fire Alarms Last?

Posted on: July 12, 2017

Do you know how long your fire alarm is meant to last? The National Fire Protection Association found that nine out of 10 Americans don’t know the answer, so if you don’t either, you’re not alone. The answer is: fire alarms should be replaced every 10 years. It is vital to replace them in a timely manner so that you can rest assured that they will do their job in the event of an emergency.

For fire alarm services in Trenton, NJ; or Wilmington, DE, contact us online.

Why Replacing Your Fire Alarm Matters

Fire alarm systems must be inspected and tested annually and replaced every 10 years to ensure their reliability. After installation, Confires will set up a service program for periodic testing, inspection, and maintenance that conforms to:

  • NFPA code requirements
  • Local authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs)
  • System manufacturers’ recommended inspection and maintenance requirements
  • Required Annual Fire Alarm System Testing

Fire alarm systems consist of much more than smoke detectors on the walls or ceilings, or a main fire alarm control panel in the front of your building. Many elements of fire alarm systems are out of sight, so you might not be able to check them every day. During a routine annual fire alarm inspection, we set off the various components of your fire alarm system to make sure they’re all in good working order. This includes:

  • All manual pull stations
  • Alert/alarm methods (strobes and horns)
  • Smoke and heat detectors
  • Duct detectors
  • Annunciator panels
  • Main alarm panel
  • Any communications sub-panels and battery backup supplies

Fire alarms are life-saving devices that alert you and other people in your building to an emergency so that you can evacuate in a timely manner. Be sure to have them inspected annually and replaced every 10 years so that you can be sure your building will be alerted properly in the event of an emergency.

Schedule Fire Sprinkler Services in Wilmington, DE; or Trenton, NJ

Whether you need your fire alarm system inspected, maintained, repaired, or replaced, count on Confires for all the services you need. We have served New Jersey and Delaware for over 30 years. Our experience in the fire protection industry makes us the experts; we are dedicated to keeping your building as safe as possible with up-to-date fire alarm systems.

Contact us online or by phone at 888-228-0917 to schedule an appointment for fire alarm services.

We provide fire protection services in:

NEW JERSEY: Atlantic City, Barnegat, Bayonne, Belleville, Belmar, Bergenfield, Bloomfield, Brick, Caldwell, Carlstadt, Cherryhill, Clifton, Colts Neck, Cranbury, Dayton, East Orange, Fairfield, Franklin Lakes, Freehold, Hackensack, Hawthorne, Hoboken, Jersey City, Lakewood, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Millville, Montvale, Morristown, Mount Laurel, Neptune, Newark, Paramus, Parsippany, Passaic, Paterson, Pleasantville, Princeton, Ramsey, Redbank, Ridgewood, Saddle Brook, Seaside Hts, Secaucus, Shorthills, Teaneck, Toms River, Trenton, Vineland, Wallington, Wayne, West Orange, Whippany, Wyckoff

DELAWARE: New Castle, Newark, Wilmington

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