Did you know about 30% of the homes we visit have faulty smoke alarms? We find that pretty scary.
We’re very passionate at Safe & Sure about smoke alarms, that’s why we put the ‘safe’ in our name. We can supply and install a Photoelectric Smoke Alarm so you and your family can sleep soundly. As the sense of smell isn’t active during sleep, it’s often the case that victims of a fire are overcome shortly after waking, by fumes and toxic smoke. Lives saved from a house fire are more often than not the product of a working fire alarm.
Photoelectric smoke alarms can be hard-wired into your home, they can also be ‘inter-connecting’ so all the alarms sound when one is activated.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Service recommend all homes are fitted with photoelectric smoke alarms because they:
When smoke or dust enters the light path, some light is scattered or absorbed. The result of a reduction of light falling upon the photosensitive receiver will cause an alarm. Photoelectric smoke alarms are best for detecting smouldering fires, these are designed to detect smoke sooner than a ionisation one.
Our personal recommendation is to go with the higher quality Photoelectric Smoke Alarm from PSA, they have been ‘protecting Australian’s for over 25 years’. They are Australian designed and patented. They have extra large Test & Hush buttons making it easy to reach with a broom handle. They have 240 volt ‘hard wired’ with a 9v battery back up.
Families with small children often use heaters and humidifiers in the kids bedrooms during winter. For this reason, it’s really worth thinking about putting smoke alarms in their rooms. This could even benefit you when they’re older and they leave their hair straightening iron on!
By law, all homes and units in Queensland must be fitted with smoke alarms. It is your responsibility to make sure you have a working smoke alarm installed.
By law, a smoke alarm must be installed on or near the ceiling in a hallway or area close to bedrooms and the rest of the house (in a multi-storey house, a smoke alarm must be installed on each level). Anyone who sleeps with their door closed should have a smoke alarm installed in their bedroom.
For a very low cost our electricians can test your smoke alarms. If you own a rental property you have an obligation and duty of care to have working smoke alarms.
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