Annual Maintenance Program
WCMCI Fire & Safety's maintenance program begins with a comprehensive inspection of all "Fire Safety" equipment. A certified fire alarm technician adheres to the Ontario Fire(OFC) and Building Code(OBC) requirements, and all applicable UL/ULC standards are followed when conducting Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm testing and maintenance.
Smoke and CO alarm tester is sprayed into each Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm to functionally test the sensors. The alarms are cleaned with pressurized air and the batteries are replaced with Energizer Industrials. The condition, the test results, and the equipment locations are recorded on the Inspection Report and later emailed to the property owner.
CO alarms are tested at a concentration level of up to a 400-ppm to ensure the response times are meeting the UL2034 Standard manufacture's requirement. Security System Smoke and CO Alarm testing is included to ensure a fire signal is being transmitted to the monitoring station to dispatch the fire department.
WCMCI Fire & Safety conducts an ambient Carbon Monoxide ppm level test on all Natural Gas burning appliances with a CO Meter.
Fire Extinguishers are inspected and serviced according to the NFPA 10. WCMCI Fire & Safety ensures 6 or 12 year service is completed at the required interval.
When stand-alone battery operated smoke and CO alarms are used a pillow test is performed to ensure a smoke or CO alarm signal on the lower levels is heard in the bedrooms at night when family members are sleeping. The OFC Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm sound level requirement is 75 decibels at the pillow when the bedroom door is closed.
*Home daycare providers, *foster parents, *rental property owners, *group home operators and *social housing authorities receive a *maintenance certificate.
- single and two parent families
- individuals with a physical disability
- empty nesters
- *home daycare providers
- *foster parents
- *rental property owners
- *group home operators
- *social housing authorities
Smoke Alarm Tester
CO Detector Tester
Clean Smoke & CO Alarms
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Why Do Things Differently
We truly wish we could convince the 535,000+ home owners in Ottawa/Gatineau to have WCMCI Fire & Safety care for the family's home fire safety equipment maintenance. In fact, our client base is just a rain drop in the bucket in terms of potential. In the meantime WCMCI Fire & Safety will continue to create awareness one family at a time that there is an alternative service available other than the status quo which is one of neglect, removing batteries or just disconnecting faulty smoke and Carbon Monoxide. Don't be a statistic!
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Time For Change
Currently, it is not mandated in Ontario for a certified fire alarm technician to do perform annual maintenance on residential fire safety equipment. But there is interest in the Ottawa Region as we continue to expand our client base of safety conscious home owners who continue to choose us.
Since 2015, we have removed 100s of expired and non-functioning smoke and CO alarms each year and we have retrofitting many homes with a wireless interconnected alarm systems saving property owners tens of thousands of dollars in electrician costs. The Wireless Interconnect system is a incredible and inexpensive home safety retrofit. We are very proud that we have been able to make a difference for home owners by providing more time for families to escape fire emergencies should one occur with such a simple and fantastic upgrade.
Additionally, we continue to ensure fire extinguishers are being serviced, and re-certified and that individual families receive basic fire extinguisher training. It only makes sense that if you own a fire extinguisher you know how to use it.
The main purpose of the WCMCI Fire & Safety annual maintenance program is to deliver a service aimed at making homes safer for the occupants living in them. We take care of everything including the scheduling.