Many people aren’t aware that when you sleep, you lose your sense of smell – so you will not be woken by smoke in the event of a fire. This is why smoke detectors are so important – when your family is sleeping, they are one of the only ways of knowing that a fire has broken out.
Smoke detectors will, however, only benefit your family if they have been properly installed, are well maintained and if you have chosen the right sort of alarm in the first place.
We highly recommend hardwired smoke detector installation for all homes (in fact, this is compulsory for new builds). The alarm draws power from the mains (so it is always on) and has a battery backup for blackouts. This is much safer than battery-only detectors where the battery is the only power source.
Smillie Electrical Services can suggest the best option for your home, as well as recommend the best placement (this is essential for quick activation in the event of a fire).
We also perform annual smoke detectors maintenance and inspections to ensure they are kept in optimum condition.
When it comes to smoke alarms, you really can't afford to take the risk. Every home should install a smoke alarm and make sure it is functioning well. While many people think their smoke alarm is doing an effective job, it may actually have a dead battery, a fault, or be expired. If you have a family, then you want to be assured that your children are safe. If you are a landlord or real estate agent, you want to protect your residents while reducing the chances of a negligence claim in the case of fire.
Did you know that it is illegal not to have a smoke detector in your home or building? If you don't currently have a detector, or yours is more than 10 years old, you will need to replace it right away. You should have multiple detectors spread across your property and a minimum of one on each level.
Smillie Electrical deliver convenient, fast and personalised service to all our customers to ensure their safety and security.
Smillie Electrical complete all smoke detector maintenance and installation services, including:
We can also provide records to show that your property is compliant with all current legislation and that the positioning of your smoke detector complies with the Building Code of Australia.
Smillie Electrical guarantee that every job is carried out in compliance with the Australian Standards AS 3786-1993. Our technicians are fully trained and qualified to the latest industry standards and are required to undertake both on-site and off-site training.
If you are ready to prioritise your fire safety, call Smillie Electrical today on 0449 557 335 and speak to one of our friendly team who will answer all your questions and book your installation or service.