Fire Alarm Repairs Edmonton
Be Safe – Have Your Fire Alarm Tested or Repaired in Edmonton
Fire alarms offer invaluable protection when they’re installed correctly and allowed to function correctly. Fire alarms alert people that they’re in danger to get them evacuated from a building as quickly as possible for their protection. However, having an outdated or malfunctioning system could be a matter of life and death. Don’t gamble regarding your safety and the safety of others around you – call Amptec Fire & Security for reliable fire alarm repairs in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Not only can we wire and install an effective fire alarm system for your home or business, but we’re also capable of retrofitting existing fire alarms and regularly maintaining them according to all established Alberta fire codes.
Our team also specializes in installing security systems and building safety devices, such as emergency lighting and carbon monoxide detectors.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Smoking materials
- Space heaters
- Open flames (candles, incense, wood-burning stove)
- Old or inadequate electrical wiring or outlets
- Unattended cooking (kitchen or barbeque)
- Overfull dryer vent
- Flammable liquids (Gasoline, aerosols)
Hardwired smoke detectors are the more dependable option since they are connected to a constant power supply and have batteries as a backup. They are also interconnected, meaning that when smoke is detected, all alarms will sound, which is not the case with battery-operated smoke alarms. Battery-operated smoke alarms require regular battery changes, and weak batteries may affect the functioning of the alarm.
Smoke alarms typically don’t come with an expiry date, but they will likely have a manufacturer’s date printed on them. Generally, smoke alarms should be replaced every ten years from the manufacturer’s date as the sensitivity to detect smoke lessens as time passes. If your smoke alarm has built-in carbon monoxide detection, we recommend replacement within five to seven years.
Importance of Fire Alarms
A fire alarm system consists of central control and indicating equipment with detectors, manual call points, and sounders connected to it. If smoke or heat is detected or someone breaks the glass unit, an alarm sounder would warn the building occupants to evacuate. Correctly maintained fire alarm systems are useful and life-saving devices.
Signs Your Alarm System May Need Repair
Because batteries die and systems will show some wear and tear over time, you should test your fire alarm system at least once a month and replace batteries twice yearly. There are sometimes warning signs that your fire alarm may require a repair or replacement. Watch for:
Abnormal lights or sounds from the fire alarm system (short beeps)
Noticeable damages to your fire alarm system
False alarms or frequent activations
Schedule a Fire Alarm Inspection Today
When was the last time you had your fire alarm system inspected, tested, or repaired in Edmonton? Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you suspect something amiss with your fire alarm system, contact Amptec Fire & Security experts immediately. Investing in your safety is something you can’t afford to skip out on, whether at home or your place of business. Regular inspections and testing ensure your system is operating efficiently and is up to date with all current fire codes. We remain up to date on fire codes to recommend repairs and replacements. Specialists in fire safety, we look out for your best interests! To learn more about our fire alarm repair services in Edmonton, fill out our online form, and we will respond promptly.