Do you own or operate an older commercial or industrial building in Houston? Do you suspect your fire alarm system may be out of date? If the Texas State Fire Marshal has cited you for having a non-code-compliant alarm system, prevent future fines by reconditioning your fire alarm system as soon as possible. This affordable alternative to a full system replacement helps get your building up to code to eliminate costly citations.
Kauffman Co. is your source for all your fire protection needs, including reconditioning and upgrading the old fire alarm system in your Houston building. To request a fire alarm reconditioning estimate, please call us today at 713-893-1090.
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If your goal is to save money while restoring fire code compliance, you should carefully consider your reconditioning and replacement options.
Some contractors may start by suggesting a device-for-device replacement, but if your existing system fails to meet code requirements because it’s missing strobe lights or other components, a system replacement isn’t a cost-effective route. In cases where adding a handful of strobe lights and updating a few older components are all you need to become compliant, reconditioning is clearly the best option.
If your existing fire alarm system is outdated but requires no operational or functional changes, a device-for-device replacement could actually be the most straightforward route.
A feasibility study early in the project is the key to deciding between reconditioning and replacing your fire alarm. This study helps identify potential operational issues with your existing fire alarm system and develops a cost analysis of all your options. The goal is to design a new system that satisfies fire codes and meets your budgetary needs.
We begin by assessing your fire alarm system to determine why you’re out of compliance with federal, state, or local Houston fire codes. If any components are missing, broken, or outdated, we make sure to replace these. Before we begin, we perform the all-important feasibility study to help determine the best replacement or reconditioning methods. Our goal is to assist you in finding the most cost-effective solution without compromising fire safety, code compliance, or accessibility requirements.
Once fire alarm reconditioning is complete, the Houston fire department must accept and approve the changes. We’ll act as your representative and make sure everything goes smoothly so you can resume running your business in an entirely code-compliant building.
In the years to come, you need to maintain your system to stay compliant with fire codes. Plan to perform a visual inspection every six months and a full system test once a year. Kauffman Co. can provide this service to ensure you never face citations or fines ever again. Be sure to deliberately document routine inspections and testing, plus any alterations you make to the system. This way, you have proof of performing adequate system maintenance over the years.
If you think your Houston business could benefit from fire alarm reconditioning, trust Kauffman Co. for the job. Over the past 35 years, we have provided exceptional fire protection services to customers in the Houston area. Not only can we bring your fire alarm up to code, but we can recondition the rest of your fire protection equipment for compliance across your entire system.
To learn more, or to request a fire alarm reconditioning estimate, please contact Kauffman Co. online or call us at 713-893-1090 today.
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