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Are you prepared in case of fire? – Do you have hard wired smoke alarms installed?

Smoke alarm installation

Last year a four-year-old boy and his grandfather died in a tragic house fire in Perth. Firefighters say they could have lived if there had been a smoke alarm installed. It’s a sad fact, but every year we hear of people dying needlessly in house fires. They don’t have the simplest of warning systems in place. Smoke alarms save lives.

If you rent or lease a house or you’re looking to sell – the law requires that you have at least one hard-wired smoke alarm installed. If you value your life and the life of your loved ones – common sense says that you have multiple smoke alarms installed.

 *our Perth smoke alarms can be battery operated or hard-wired into a building’s mains power. We recommend hard-wired smoke alarms as they are more reliable. We also recommend that smoke alarms be interconnected. This means that when one smoke alarm detects a fire, all alarms throughout the house will sound to alert all the occupants of your home. For optimum smoke detection; long life photoelectric smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom, living area and hallway in the house and on every level.


Hard-Wired Smoke Alarm Installation

The current regulations state that with smoke alarm installations there must be a minimum of 1 smoke alarm on each floor of a house and depending on the size and layout – more are often advised.

Hard-Wired Smoke Alarm Install
fr $189
  • Back-up battery included
  • Small & discreet looking smoke alarm
  • Loud 85db onboard sounder
  • Low battery indication
  • Large hush & test button for easy operation
Annual Smoke Alarm & RCD Checks
From $129* a year
smoke alarm beeping
  • Annual check and replace batteries
  • Replace smoke alarms when expired
  • Faulty smoke detector replacement
  • SMS reminder when next service is due
  • discounts on extra electrical work
Long-Life Battery Smoke Alarm Fitting
fr $220
  • 10-year lithium battery (sealed inside)
  • Small & discreet looking smoke detectors
  • Loud 85db onboard sounder
  • Low battery indication
  • Large hush & test button for easy operation

 

 


LEGISLATION
As a bare minimum, a smoke alarm installation must be fitted in the hallway closest to the bedrooms. If you live in a typical Australian 4 by two where the main bedroom is separate from the secondary bedrooms – then you will require two smoke alarms installed.

  • Best practice is to have a smoke alarm installed in every bedroom, living area and hallway in the house and multi-level houses.
  • An additional smoke detectors installation should be installed by the staircase.
  • Smoke alarms cannot detect smoke through a closed door.
  • Research shows that kids are more likely to hear an alarm going off in their room.

It is also recommended that you install interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms where possible. This means that when one smoke alarm detects a fire that all the alarms go off. If your house was built after May 2015 – the law requires that they are interconnected. We recommend Clipsal smoke alarms – www.clipsal.com/smokealarms

Smoke alarms should be mains powered with battery back-up – but sometimes it’s not possible to install one. Typically this happens when you have a concrete ceiling where there is no hidden space to run the electrical wiring. In this instance, a 10-year lithium battery powered smoke alarm fitting is recommended. See recommend Brooks smoke alarms. www.brooks.com.au/home-smoke-alarms/battery-powered/


MAINTENANCE
Only a working smoke alarm installation can save lives so you must make sure that you maintain your smoke alarms are in good working order.

  • Monthly/ Quarterly: Test by holding down the test button until you hear a loud alert tone, then release. Use a broom handle if you cannot reach but be careful you do not damage the smoke alarm.
  • Yearly: All mains powered smoke alarms have battery backups, and these batteries should be replaced every year.
  • 10 Years: All smoke alarms require replacement every ten years
  • Other: If your fire alarm starts beeping it’s a sign that either the battery needs replacing, or the unit is faulty. Some brands of hardwired smoke detector have rechargeable batteries that cannot be replaced and may just need a few hours to recharge after a power cut.

A licensed electrician is required to disconnect or install hard-wired smoke alarms, and it’s recommended that you get a licensed electrician to perform annual checks of your smoke alarms and safety switches.

Here at Andrew’s Home Services, we are committed to saving lives and preventing fatalities. We want to keep you and your family safe.

Call us today for all your smoke alarm needs.

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