We recently took over a building that had been "serviced" by a company kind enough to leave a record of work orders inside the main control unit (Mirtone 790) located in the parkade electrical room. The property manager gave them 30 days to fix the "trouble" on the system and then decided to call us in when there was no response.
Here's what we found:
- The "parkade sprinkler zone" lamps were gone (there are two lamp modules for every zone and both were gone leaving two empty socket connectors). These were obviously removed by the brain-dead technician so he could "source" replacements. The common trouble lamp had been "on" for so long (since August 2005) that it had burned out as well. The common "alarm" lamp was also burned out. So we fixed 'em all and the "lamp trouble" LED turned off (probably for the first time since August 2005).
- The two 12 volt 12 AH gell cell stand by batteries were split wide "Oh? The other company said that we'd have to REPLACE the fire alarm system because they couldn't get parts for the old one any more. Gee... Maybe you should look at a couple of other buildings we have."
There's a reason for the big smile on my face these days. :)