A fire alarm inspection can cost anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on the size of the building, age of the system, and complexity of the system. Keep in mind that the cost of an inspection is usually a small fraction of the cost of repairing or replacing a faulty fire alarm system. By investing in regular inspections, you can catch problems early on and avoid more costly repairs or replacements down the line.
During a fire alarm inspection, the following factors may be included:
- Testing smoke detectors and alarms to ensure they function properly
- Inspecting fire alarm control panels and devices
- Testing manual fire alarm boxes and pull stations
- Inspecting fire sprinkler systems
- Testing fire pump systems
- Inspecting fire hoses and hose cabinets
- Inspecting fire extinguishers and their placement
- Inspecting exit and emergency lighting
- Testing notification appliances (such as horns and strobes)
- Inspecting fire doors and their operation
- Reviewing evacuation plans and drills
- Inspecting hazardous materials storage areas
Note that this list is not exhaustive and the specific factors included in a fire alarm inspection may vary based on the specific requirements of the building and local fire codes. Partnering with a fire and life safety company like Elyon Fire and Life Safety can help ensure all relevant factors are included in the inspection and that the building is in compliance with necessary fire safety regulations. These professionals can also help assess the current state of the fire alarm system and make any necessary repairs or updates to ensure it functions properly.