Smoke detectors are a common yet critical component to a fire protection system. Like fire sprinklers, just because smoke detectors are present does not necessarily mean they are fully functioning. As time goes on, smoke detectors may lose their sensitivity, which is why NFPA 72 mandates that smoke detectors be tested. NFPA 72 mandates that smoke detectors be tested by the following schedule:
- One year after install
- Every two years after
- Every five years after the fifth year
Following this prescribed schedule is the best way of ensuring that your system is fully functioning and ready to alert your occupants in the event of a fire.
Conducting smoke detector sensitivity testing is a service most fire protection contractors offer. Reach out to our contractors today to schedule your consultation.