A fire alarm is an essential piece of home safety equipment that can give you early warning in the case of a fire. The death rate per 1,000 reported home fires was more than twice as high in homes that did not have any working smoke alarms. For the safety of you and your property, you need to have a working fire alarm installed on your domestic/residential/commercial property.
Signs that you need Fire Alarm Repair
Good quality fire alarms are built to last for a minimum of 10 years, if not more, and every manufacturer provides warranties for their products. However, it’s entirely possible for something to unexpectedly go wrong, and for your fire alarm(s) to become faulty or damaged. In the instance that this happens, it is paramount that the fire alarm gets repaired without delay, or you and your property could be in danger. There are lots of different reasons as to why a fire alarm might not be working as it should.
A few different reasons explaining malfunction are:
- Batteries have died out (25% of reported smoke alarm failures are from dead batteries).
- Dust has accumulated in the device.
- Water has seeped into the device.
- The wiring connection is loose.
- Alarm goes off even in the absence of fire or smoke.
- There is a grounding fault.
- Damage to the device.
Due to dead batteries being one of the most common reasons as to why fire alarms malfunction, we recommend that you check whether the batteries are working or not, notably when the light indicator on the fire alarm isn’t lit up. Try replacing the batteries with new ones and seeing if the device works. If it doesn’t, call us at 0800-689-1831, and we’ll advise you accordingly. Most modern alarms, including the ones that our team at Kent Electrical & Fire install, are hardwired into the building’s electrical system, making them much more reliable than ones that run off of batteries.
If you notice any fault or problems with your fire alarm(s) on your property, make sure to call Kent Electrical & Fire at 0800-689-1831 immediately, so that we can give you our expert advice and resolve to fix the problem as soon as possible. It’s never a good idea to defer fire alarm repair, as fires can always strike unexpectedly, most often in the middle of the night, where you are defenseless without an alarm. The longer your alarm goes unrepaired, the higher the chances of your property being damaged, as well as lives being endangered.
Repair or Replacement?In the instance that your fire alarm is over a decade old, it’s best to get it replaced rather than repaired. Our fire protection experts at Kent Electrical & Fire will visit your property and inspect the device, as well as the other systems in the property, to narrow down and identify the problem at hand. If they determine that the problem can be fixed, and that the device can be repaired, we will provide you with a quote and carry out the necessary repairs. If, however, we find that a repair is not feasible, we will suggest a suitable replacement. Either way, we will make sure that you are happy with the provided services, and that you will have a functioning and reliable fire alarm defending you ASAP.
Contact Kent Electrical & Fire today for Fire Alarm Repair in KentMalfunctioning fire alarms can kill. Call us, and we’ll be there in no time to get your fire alarm back in perfect condition, keeping you and your property safe. You can click here or call 0800-689-1831 for more information on our services relating to Fire Alarm Repair in Kent. Alternatively, you can write to us via this online form.
Main areas covered in KentFrom our base in Margate, we cover all areas in Kent including:
- Romney Marsh.
- Herne Bay.
- Royal Tunbridge Wells.
- West Malling & East Malling.