There’s much more that goes into a smoke alarm installation than just putting it up in the ceiling. Position is everything!.
whether it’s for commercial or residential installation of your smoke alarm, a professional electrician knows where the thing is supposed to go to ensure it is effective in the case of fire or smoke hazards. They will understand the safety implications both in terms of electrical installation nd in terms of position, maintenance, and use.
They will service, test, maintain and install smoke alarms to comply with Australian Building & Safety Standards.
The law in Sydney requires hard-wired or battery operated smoke alarms in all areas where people sleep, including houses, apartments, hostels and hotels. But above the law is common sense, a properly installed and working smoke alarm can save your life!
There are two types of smoke alarm systems used in the home: stand-alone, battery operated alarm systems and those that are hard-wired into the home’s main electric panel.
These two types of smoke detection systems are available using either photoelectric or ionisation technology. Both of the available methods of powering home smoke alarms, and the types of smoke detection used, have advantages and disadvantages.
They will often also provide an all-inclusive package for residential properties that includes:
- Ensuring that you have good quality alarms and the right number for your home or office
- Ensuring correct positioning of smoke alarms
- Repositioning existing alarms as needed
- Ensuring ventilation holes are free from any blockages that might hinder the alarms effectiveness
- Checking the expiration date of your smoke alarm
- Complete a full test to ensure proper functioning for each unit and,
- Issuing certificate of compliance for the home, office or commercial building.
The appropriateness of each should be considered with regard to the household’s abilities, mobility and accessibility restrictions.
Maintaining a smoke alarm is very important and there’s more to it than just changing the battery and testing the alarm with a stick or by pressing the ‘battery test’ button. You need to know that it will actually work in case of a fire.
A good tradesman offers his customers a free smoke alarm check up whenever they are on-site at your home or office.