Fire Alarms Systems

When do you guys usually recommend updating the alarm system. Asking for a friend?

After the flames are gone and the smoke clears! :smiley:


I referred them out for yearly checkups to the qualified professionals that serviced them.

It looks like they are remiss in their alarm system care. It looks old. LOL!

Is that a sauna, Alan?

According to the National*Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which recommends that you replace a detector when it’s 10 years old.(Apr 8, 2015)

If the alarm stations look like this:

This was a Baltimore City home I recently inspected for City licensing.

Upstairs closet, but there were three of these in the house, and I kid you not they were the alarm system for the house.