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Replacing Fire Alarm Parts

Aug 17, 2007
Fire alarms have a tendency to be taken for granted. A fire alarm is a highly complex device that involves numerous parts to work in unison properly so that the primary function and duty of the device is not undermined. When one considers the fact that a fire alarms main duty is to keep you and your loved ones safe if a fire breaks out, a malfunctioning device can turn out to be an extremely dangerous item. Like any other complex machines, parts wear out over time. It is not uncommon for people to totally scrap a device when they deem it broken when the device could have been fixed by simply replacing the defective parts. Fire alarms are not different. Many times, switching defective parts with new ones that are not damages will get a fire alarm up and working as if it were a new item that just rolled off the manufacturers conveyor belt.

Now, it goes without saying that one should not try and install a renovated system if one is not familiar with how a fire alarm operates. This could result in a great deal of needless damage to the device rendering it useless. There is also an even worse scenario that could result from improper installation of the components: one could assume the alarm is back to full working order when it is not. This can lead to not having an alarm go off when a fire breaks out.

As with all components you should use an anti static mat when handling them so as not to short any fragile circuitry.

If one is not familiar with the ins and outs of fire alarm part installation, then it is simply best to take the item to a manufacturers suggested repair service. Sometimes, the manufacturer will fix the device if you mail it to them. Other times, they will simply replace the entire product as opposed to merely replacing the defective components.

This brings up a side point about fire alarm parts. In order to have the parts installed or replaced by the manufacturer, the warranty on the fire alarm needs to be current. This is why ignoring the due dates to mail in an initial warranty or the dates required for extending a warranty would be most unwise. Always take warranties serious!

Fire alarm parts that our found inside a quality fire alarm will generally be reliable, but these fire alarm parts are not indestructible. As such, they wont last forever.
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