It’s estimated that fire damage causes roughly $18 billion in property damage each year. Sadly, despite the weight of this statistic, many homeowners simply don’t take the threat of fire damage seriously.
Often they think that potential fires can affect everyone except them. However, this simply isn’t true. The threat of fire damage is always present due to electrical components in homes.
On top of that, rising wildfire rates mean that property damage will only increase. For many people, the fire alarm is the only line of defense against this threat.
That’s why professional fire alarm system installation is so important. If you’re on the fence about hiring a pro for this vital task, read this guide to learn why it’s worth the investment.
Expertise Ensures Your Investment Is Protected
The price of property is already expensive and it’s only expected to increase. These days, the median value of a home in the United States is around $346,000. In the blink of an eye, a fire can knock out the value of the investment.
Now, we know what you’re thinking: What about my homeowner’s insurance? A comprehensive policy will cover some of the costs of your repairs. However, the keyword here is ‘some’.
Almost all insurance policies will have a maximum dollar amount that’s payable after a fire. If you have an accurate policy, sometimes this amount is enough to cover the repairs.
However, in many cases, people underestimate their policies. That means that you’ll still take a large financial loss even after you use your homeowner’s insurance claim.
While we recommend investing in a good insurance policy, we also believe that your fire alarm is the first line of defense against preventing damage in the first place.
As such, you can view hiring a pro for this system installation as a necessary cost to protect your investment. Your home will likely be the most expensive thing you ever pay for. So why not treat it that way?
A professional knows exactly what they’re doing with a fire alarm installation. Depending on the size of the property, they can often get in and out in a matter of hours or even minutes.
On the other hand, if you try to tackle the installation yourself, it can take hours just to figure out what you’re supposed to do.
And, if you do the installation incorrectly, you’ll have to spend hours backtracking or paying a professional to undo the damage you caused. What’s more, with a properly calibrated system, you’ll also get a faster response time from the fire station in the event of a fire.
If you want to save money, it might be tempting to try to tackle fire alarm system installation yourself. As we mentioned in the last section, while the DIY approach might save you some money, it will also take a lot more time.
However, unrelated to that is the fact that any type of electrical system installation can be dangerous. This is especially true if you have little to no experience with it.
That’s part of the reason why there are nearly 1,000 deaths in the United States related to electrical injuries. By hiring a professional, you ensure that the installation is done correctly while also protecting yourself or your family from potential electrical injuries.
It Ensures Compliance
Different types of buildings have different codes and regulations when it comes to fire alarm installation. This is especially true in things like apartment buildings or commercial properties.
As such, a professional job helps ensure that you’re meeting compliance standards set by your local government. That way, you avoid potentially costly fines.
Valuable Maintenance and Inspection Services
It’s quite common for fire alarms to break down. Often, this is due to the fire alarm itself running out of batteries. However, it can also be because the electrical components or wiring failed.
That’s why it’s important to schedule regular tests and inspections to ensure that the system is operational. When you work with a professional installation company, they’ll usually offer regular service inspections every few months to see if the system is still operating correctly.
Ideally, you can hire a company that can inspect not only your fire alarm system but also all the electrical components in your home.
There are a lot of benefits that come with a professional fire alarm inspection, like lower electric bills, better property value, and improved life on your equipment. However, most importantly, it can help your technician identify potential hazards that could start a fire in the first place.
How to Find the Best Fire Alarm System Installation Company
When searching for a fire alarm installer, the first thing you want to check for is experience. The longer a professional has been in the business, the more likely they are to provide you with a fool-proof fire protection system.
You also want a professional who helps protect your home outside of a simple alarm. For example, Parkin Electric, Inc. not only installs fire alarm systems, but we also identify potential fire safety hazards in your home.
That way, you make your home a safer place by reducing the chance of a fire in the first place. Lastly, you want a company that’s upfront about the costs of your new system.
For example, our professional fire alarm services provide you with a free quote before we proceed with the work. When you aren’t hit with any unexpected costs, you can better factor this investment into your budget.
Ready for Peace of Mind? Contact Parkin Electric, Inc.
We hope this guide helped you learn more about the importance of pro fire alarm system installation. Here at Parkin Electric, we know that too many electric companies think that cutting-edge tech is enough to satisfy their clients.
While this tech is important, we always believe it should be combined with old-fashioned customer service. When we install a fire alarm system, we explain everything you need to know about the system.
We also treat both you and your home with respect. That’s part of the reason why we’ve been in business for over seventy-five years. So if you’re ready to get the installation help you need, schedule an appointment with us today.