Three Pitfalls To Avoid When You're Setting Up A Commercial Fire Alarm System In An Older Building


Having a good fire alarm system in your commercial building is both required by law and essential if you want to minimize the amount of damage that an accidental fire causes. If your building is very old and you need to replace an aging fire alarm system with a new one, you'll have to make many choices. When you're deciding on the specifics of the new commercial fire alarm system in your old building, make sure that you avoid these three pitfalls.

Installing Too Many Wires In A Wall That's Vulnerable To Bugs

No matter what you do, some of the walls in the interior of your old building are going to be particularly vulnerable to bugs. No matter how many hole patching jobs you start and roach hotels you lay, the only way to prevent some bugs from getting through obscure cracks in your building's interior walls is by tearing the whole thing down. 

To mitigate the bug problem that your fire alarm system has to deal with, try to minimize the amount of wires you put in particularly vulnerable walls. With the assessment of a veteran exterminator, you'll be able to determine which of your walls are the least vulnerable to bugs and put the bulk of your wires in safe passages. If you must put a large amount of wires in a vulnerable place, encase them in thick plastic coverings for extra protection. 

Setting Up A Fire Alarm In A Section Of A Room That No One Walks Through

You should make it as easy as possible to access the fire alarms you install. Luckily, since your building is old, you should be able to determine which sections of it are more frequently traversed than others.

Don't think that your hands are tied because of fire code regulations just because you're required to put an alarm in a specific room. Often, placing an alarm in the part of the room that more people walk through than any other is key for minimizing the delay between a fire starting and someone pulling an alarm. For further assistance, contact professionals, such as those from Southern Maine Cabling.

Not Putting Enough Emphasis On Sprinklers

Relative to the other components in your fire alarm system, sprinklers are both cheap and effective at what they do. Even better, more sprinklers often means that you're not required to install as many wires or alarms in certain areas of your building.

The main downside to sprinklers is that they have a tendency to completely wreck pristine computer equipment. But as long as your fire alarm system is intelligently designed and your alarms are up-to-date, you shouldn't have to deal with broken computers unless a major fire makes a sprinkler response absolutely necessary.


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