The maintenance of a sensitive and effective smoke detection system allows for the early detection of any kind of fire threat so that people can be moved to safety as quickly as possible.
While most public awareness campaigns usually focus on residential smoke alarm maintenance, it is equally important to ensure that businesses, large and small, also maintain this essential notification system. Various factors can impact the effectiveness of a smoke alarm and impact its ability to function at optimal level:
- Dust and dirt buildup,
- Vandalism or tampering,
- Lack of monitoring of system connectivity
- Improper installation
- Environmental exposures to temperature, humidity and voltage
- System aging
These factors can pose a serious risk to the integrity of a smoke alarm system and require close and careful attention.