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How Often Should You Test Your Fire Alarm Birmingham?

For the year from April 2009 to March 2010, 328 lives were lost through fire, while 8,500 suffered injury. With these figures in mind, it is essential that your business premises is protected by a fire alarm Birmingham, and at Select Alarms, we can tailor make your fire safety system to match your needs. However, it’s important to not let yourself live with a false sense of security, and you should regularly check your fire alarm is still working correctly, but exactly how often should you test it?


There is more to ensuring your fire alarm is fully operational than you may think, and many people don’t know how to check it properly. Follow this routine to ensure you and your employees don’t fall victim to a fire.


Weekly… You should test you fire alarm by pressing the test button, usually found in the centre of the alarm.


Every six months…  You should carefully vacuum the inside of your alarm to remove any dust or fluff from around the sensor. If your fire alarm is a model that doesn’t open, you can just vacuum through the slits on the casing.


Yearly… If you don’t need to replace the battery earlier (an intermittent beep will sound when it’s nearly dead) you should replace your battery at least once a year to ensure you remain protected.


At Select Alarms, we can design and install your fire alarm system specifically for commercial properties. A study by Insurer Cornish Mutual found that 80% of businesses that close due to fire never re-open due to damage to property and plant machinery Solihull, as well as the loss of income suffered during closure.


Fire prevention measures are life saving and shouldn’t be neglected, and at Select Alarms we can provide you a comprehensive service to ensure you or your business doesn’t become another statistic. Contact us immediately on 01902 403003 to find out how we can help install your fire alarm Birmingham.


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