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Smoke Alarm Installation
Smoke alarm installation, testing, and upgrades
Smoke Alarm Installation: Smoke detectors will reduce the risk of fire in a house. Therefore, it is essential that smoke detectors are installed properly and working effectively. It is also important to have working smoke alarm batteries available in your home for quick replacement. Sharpe Services offer specialist smoke alarm installation, fire alarm systems, testing, maintenance, and hardwired, interconnected upgrades to ensure everyone in your home has the quickest warning signal of fire.
Types of Smoke Alarms
Photoelectric Smoke Alarms from Clipsal has been recognised as providing one of the best home detection of fires. Photoelectric smoke alarms contain no radioactive material which makes it easy to dispose of it in an environment friendly manner. Suitable for installing near kitchens, in areas of combustion heaters, or open fires. Clipsal smoke alarms will protect your valuable assets, family, friends, and home. Smoke alarms are essential safety devices to have on your home as it is designed to give you early warnings of a fire allowing residents to escape on time and safely.
Nest Protect has revolutionized smoke and CO alarms as it will alert you and your family from fast burning fires, smouldering fires, and carbon monoxide. It takes less than 5 minutes for a fire to take over a room as today’s furniture makes fires burn at a faster rate. You can be assured that Nest Protect will warn you of unexpected fire breakouts by informing you if there is a problem through the smoke alarm, sending a silent warning on your mobile, and a message to your mobile and all the nominated mobile devices in case no one is at home.
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Smoke Alarms Adelaide
Smoke Alarms – SA Legislation
New Buildings – Building approval on or after 1 January 1995
Since 1 January 1995, smoke alarms have been required in all new homes in South Australia. These alarms must be hard wired to the 240 volt mains power supply unless the dwelling is not connected to such a supply. They should also be fitted with a back-up battery to provide power in case of a mains power supply failure. In dwellings not connected to mains power, smoke alarms powered by 10 year life, non-replaceable, non-removable, permanently connected batteries may be installed.
Existing Buildings – Building approval before 1 January 1995
As a minimum requirement all homes where building approval was granted before 1 January 1995 are required to be fitted with a smoke alarm powered by a replaceable battery subject to the following change of ownership conditions. Change of ownership on or after 1 February 1998 From 1 February 1998, if there is a change of ownership of the land on which any building covered by this legislation is built, the new owner must, within 6 months of title transfer, install smoke alarms either:
- hard wired to the 240 volt household power supply (unless the dwelling is not connected to such a supply); or
- powered by 10 year life, non-replaceable, non-removable, permanently connected batteries. Home owners were required to comply with the smoke alarm legislation for existing buildings by 1 January 2000. Interconnection of alarms
- From 1 May 2014 smoke alarms have been required to be interconnected in all new class 1 dwellings, within sole-occupancy units of class 2 and 3 buildings and in class 4 parts of buildings. (Class 4 is a single dwelling in an office building, retail building, storage building, manufacturing building or public building.)
- In existing buildings (ie those approved before 1 May 2014) any extension or addition (approved from 1 May 2014) which requires more than one smoke alarm must have those alarms interconnected however there is not a requirement to interconnect to alarms in the existing building.
- Smoke alarms in subsequent extensions will be required to interconnect to any alarms in extensions approved after 1 May 2014.
How many smoke alarms and where?
The Development Regulations require that one or more smoke alarms must be installed in every dwelling in locations that will provide reasonable warning to occupants of sleeping areas so that they may safely evacuate in the event of a fire.
For your safety and the safety of everyone in your home, hardwired smoke alarms must be installed by a licenced professional.
Smoke Alarms are vital to the safety of your family and home as only working smoke alarms save lives. Sharpe Services will ensure your peace of mind by offering you the correct installation or replacement smoke alarms that provide the best protection features. All work done on smoke alarms is done by certified electricians.
It may be time for you to get your smoke alarm replaced or upgraded if you are hearing beeps, a noise or the alarm is going off for no reason. It is extremely important to ensure the smoke detectors are working to keep you and your family safe. Keep your family safe by installing working smoke alarms in every room of the house (excluding the kitchen, laundry, and bathroom).
Maintenance & Testing
Smoke alarms should be maintained at least every six months by following the manufacturer’s instructions to remove dust, lint, cobwebs, and insects. Testing your smoke alarm once a month is essential to ensure its efficiency and effectiveness of its operation. Undertaking maintenance of the smoke alarm is critical to ensure that it is working sufficiently.
How should Smoke Alarms be Maintained?
Once a Month
Test your smoke alarm and back up batteries by:
● Press and hold the test/ hush button for at least 3 seconds until the unit alarms.
● Check the batteries with the mains power switched off.
● Clean the alarm by removing dust, lint, cobwebs, and insects.
Every 3 Months
Ensure the smoke alarm is cleaned by vacuuming it, spray insect repellent on a cloth.
● Wipe the ceiling around the smoke alarm to ensure that the area is kept clean.
● After completing all the cleaning ensure the smoke alarm is tested to check that it is working effectively.
The back-up battery needs to be replaced every year
Every 10 Years
All smoke alarms have to be replaced every 10 years under normal operating conditions.
The entire unit must be replaced with a brand new smoke alarm to ensure that your device will alarm you when needed. Sharpe Services will help you stay safe and meet Australian complaints by ensuring that your smoke alarm has been properly installed by a licensed electrician and it is a high-quality smoke alarm.
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