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How Many Smoke Detectors Do I Need?

Do you know how many smoke detectors you need for your commercial building? The answer may surprise you. Our team is dedicated to keeping you safe with the best fire protection system.

While we don’t like to think about what we’d do during an emergency, a fire alarm gives you more time to safely evacuate a building in the event of a fire. Keep reading to learn how many smoke detectors you need to stay safe.

How many smoke detectors should I install?

For commercial buildings, you will need to install a code-compliant fire protection system.

Smoke alarms should be installed:

  • Inside office rooms
  • In hallways
  • On every floor

When should I replace smoke detectors?

It’s not enough to replace smoke alarm batteries once a year. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the smoke alarm itself needs to be replaced every 8 to 10 years. Smoke detectors have delicate components that allow them to detect smoke. However, these internal components eventually wear out over time.

Our team can help steer you toward the best smoke alarms for your home or commercial building. We also offer fire alarm installation. If you have recently installed smoke detectors in your home, it helps to write the date of purchase inside the alarm with a permanent marker.

Do I need wireless smoke detectors?

Ask fire protection companies about installing linked or wireless smoke detectors. Wireless smoke detectors use radio frequency to communicate with each other. This means that if one alarm goes off, they’ll all go off. Unlike wired smoke detectors, you don’t have to deal with the cost and hassle of rewiring your commercial building.

Wireless smoke detectors also give you more time to evacuate. In the past, more furniture was made with natural fibers that took longer to burn. However, today’s furniture is mostly made with synthetic fibers that catch fire more quickly.

We believe in hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. This means making sure your commercial building is protected by a quality fire alarm system. A fire protection contractor will be able to install and test smoke detectors so you’ll be prepared in the event of a fire. You’ll feel more peace of mind knowing that your alarm system prevents significant fire damage and saves lives.

Our team will be able to help you find the best smoke detectors for your commercial building.

To schedule a service visit, or learn more about our fire protection services, call Fire Pros at 800-968-2871.

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Terrence  J.

Terrence J.

Call - Chris Recker (989) 684-5088  -  when on site Sprinkler Emergency Service Call Emergency Service Call

Near E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
Mike R.

Mike R.

Near 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
William S.

William S.

Sprinkler and Obstruction Investigation Repair

Near E 32nd St, Holland, MI 49423
Art L.

Art L.

Portable Extinguishers and Emergency / Exit Lights Inspection

Near Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Alex H.

Alex H.

Near Lahser Rd, Southfield, MI 48034
John  R.

John R.

Near Executive Hills Blvd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Sean W.

Sean W.

Near E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
Alex H.

Alex H.

Near Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
George S.

George S.

Near Walton Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326
David H.

David H.

Near 7 Mile Rd NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Ryan  F.

Ryan F.

Near Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
William S.

William S.

Sprinkler Repair

Near Caterpillar Ct SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Terrence  J.

Terrence J.

8/12/22 Confirmed with Brian B. for 8/16/22 DH Notice of Non-Compliance and Repair Proposal Adams Fire Protection Co. recently inspected/serviced the fire sprinkler system at your establishment in accordance with NFPA Standard for Inspections, Testing, and Maintenance Requirements (2017 Edition), on (DATE). While inspecting/servicing your fire sprinkler system, it was determined to be "Non-Compliant". NFPA 25 (4.1.5.1) The property owner or designated representative shall correct or repair deficiencies or impairments. The attached proposal summarizes the deficiency/impairment issues that were found during the inspection/service and the costs and actions needed to correct them. Adams Fire Protection Co. strongly recommends that your sprinkler system is repaired so that it will become compliant. The fire sprinkler system as-is may not work properly due to the referenced deficiencies/impairments and may not extinguish, suppress or control a fire. This is a safety hazard and may contribute

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David H.

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Ryan F.

Near Brockton Dr SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
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John R.

Near W North St, Pewamo, MI 48873
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David H.

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William S.

William S.

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Terrence  J.

Terrence J.

Sprinkler Survey Survey to assess FM has with heads in cooler Deficiency: Dry pin sprinkler head in cooler and the head in the freezer must be replaced with longer heads

Near Greenfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48076
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Eduardo A.

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Terrence J.

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Jared J.

Portable Extinguishers and Industrial/Dry Chemical Suppression Inspection

Near E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
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Mark S.

Near Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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John R.

Near Ottawa Ave, Holland, MI 49423