Fire alarm testing may be present after you have occupied your new home, and you may have to endure the inconvenience of this noise disturbance.
While we apologize for the disturbance, we advise you that the Fire Testing is beyond the builders control, and regulated by the Fire Safety Code and the Building Code. We emphasize that the short-term disruption is intended to provide you with the utmost safety and security in your new home.
The fire alarm inspections are typically done in two stages:
The first stage may be time consuming as all of the devices in the building are tested (on every floor) to verify working order. The first is with the contractors verifying the life-safety work (i.e. speakers, pull-stations, smoke detectors, etc.)
The second inspection is with the fire department (usually a day or two after the first inspection) who walk-through the building to test and inspect the systems once again.
The first inspection also inspects the underground parking garage levels (including recreation center and amenities). Residents may expect at the minimum five inspection periods to obtain occupancy for the entire tower. The number of inspection varies on the availability of the fire department and how many floors they can inspect during their allotted time.
A typical inspection could last a week (1st stage) with alarms ringing intermittently throughout the day. Stage 2 with the fire department could last 2-3 days
There will also be monthly fire testing of the common areas, as well as annual in-suite fire testing with notice provided by property management.