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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.


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Smoke Alarms

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. Get your smoke alarm installation done today from Sharpe Services,

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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). Don't postpose smoke alarm installation!

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 the efficiency and effectiveness of its operation. Undertaking maintenance of the smoke alarm is critical to ensure that it is working sufficiently.

As seen in ABC News

Why do smoke detector alarms go off even when there’s no smoke?

Most people don’t change the batteries in their smoke detectors often enough and that’s the most likely reason why they go off unexpectedly.

In most sensors you might think of, the strength of the signal goes up when they detect what they’re supposed to. But most smoke detectors are instead designed to go off when their electrical current goes down.

That’s because smoke in the air will reduce the current. If your battery is dying, the current that’s flowing through your sensor also goes down. And so you can get a false positive. Making you think it’s time for a new smoke alarm installation! But that’s not the case!

People often change the battery when they move into the house and then never touch it after that. The battery is supposed to be changed at least once every six months or once a year, but most of us don’t. Please get in touch with a certified electrician from Sharpe Services today!

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It's only when the smoke alarm goes off, you check it, you make sure you're not dead, and maybe then change it.

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How should Smoke Alarms be Maintained?

Once a month

Test your smoke alarm and back up batteries by:

Every 3 months

Ensure the smoke alarm is cleaned by vacuuming it, spray insect repellent on a cloth.

Every Year!

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 installation is done by a licensed certified electrician and it is a high-quality smoke alarm.


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For only $165, we offer a total Electrical Safety Service maintenance and system checks package.

The service and inspection includes:

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Smoke Alarms - SA Legislation

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.

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 alarm installation must be done by a certified electrician.

You can trust Sharpe Services for reliable advice and services on all your electrical requirements. Our accredited Gold Master Electricians strive to be the best in what they do. Find a Electrical technician in Adelaide with Sharpe Services Today.

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