Commercial Fire & Alarm Inspections & Testing

Our comprehensive inspection service is performed in accordance with local, state and federal code helps ensure that your system operates as designed. It also helps minimize the incidence of false alarms that interrupt your operations. The inspections are conducted by our own professionally trained and certified technicians. The reliability of your facility's fire detection and alarm systems is critical to the life safety of your building's occupants and the protection of your property. Our focus is on maintaining your system at peak performance, assisting you in meeting code requirements, and giving you peace of mind. A detailed report of the inspection findings includes recommendations for corrective action where needed.

Key Elements of Fire and Alarm Inspections:

  • Test all smoke and heat detectors in accordance with their manufacturer's specifications.

  • Inspect all fire alarm control panels and remote fire alarm panels.

  • Inspect and test all annunciators and zones both visually and by tripping a detector.

  • Inspect and meter all batteries.

  • If applicable, verify that all signals are received by the Central Station Monitoring company.

  • Inspect the smoke detectors for cleanliness. If included, clean the detectors that require cleaning in accordance with their manufacturer's guidelines.

  • Test non-restorable heat detector circuits by simulating electrical operation at the wiring connection.

  • Functional test all accessible heat-actuating devices, both electrically and pneumatically in accordance with the manufacturer's specification. When explosive conditions are present, hot water will be used to heat test all accessible heat actuating devices.

  • Inspect and exercise all supervised control valves and switches.

  • During testing of the fire detection system, activate outputs for the purpose of equipment shutdown, start-up and HVAC/smoke control.

  • Tag devices as required and perform all required record-keeping.

  • Compile a complete report of the inspection, explaining any deficiencies and recommending corrective action to be taken in accordance with recognized codes for care and maintenance.

  • Familiarize the customer with proper operation of the equipment.

  • Inspect the system to determine whether it is in service and in satisfactory condition in accordance with NFPA standards.

  • Identify potentially detrimental site conditions that could compromise the performance of mechanical and/or electronic components of the system.

  • Inquire about any changes or modifications of the fire detection and alarm system.

  • Inquire about changes in the general occupancy environment, operations and conditions relating to the fire detection and alarm system in accordance with NFPA standards.

  • Inquire about the customer's general storage and stock arrangements for combustibles in relation to fire alarm and suppression systems.

  • Check the general condition of the fire alarm panel and related equipment.

  • Inspect all output relays and test their activation.

  • Inspect and exercise all flow switches, tamper switches and pressure switches and alarms.