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The outbreak of fire on your premises is a nightmare for any landlord or householder. Apart from the obvious danger to life and property, dealing with the aftermath of a fire is extremely traumatic and time-consuming.
Each year, more than 50 people across Australia die in house fires, with many more injured. A lot of these deaths could be avoid as in most of these cases, the homes did not have a functional smoke alarm in place. Whilst smoke detectors can’t predict when there’s going to be a fire, they can certainly give you a fighting chance to tackle the fire before there is significant damage to the property or if the fire is already out of control, to get you and your family out of the house.
A small fire can grow to engulf an entire room within minutes. Having smoke detectors installed provides that early warning and time to escape. By detecting small changes in the air, these alarms work by sounding a loud noise when triggered, alerting everyone on the premises and allowing precious time to tackle the source of the smoke or get to safety.
If you are a private landlord, building regulations require that you have a responsibility to ensure that your property has a compliant mains powered smoke detector/alarm installed. You must ensure that the smoke alarms fitted are no more than 10 years old and are in working order, and permanently connected to mains power. This also applies if you are a home owner and are selling a property.
Don’t Risk It
A licensed electrical contractor is required by law to disconnect or install mains powered smoke alarms and for good reason too. Living in such a dry climate, the risks of house fires here in Perth is a threat that we all have to have a plan for - and part of that plan is knowing when there’s a fire, even late at night when everyone is asleep.
PWA Electrical Services are able to advise you on the type and number of smoke alarms you need to adequately protect your family and your property. Fully qualified and experienced, our Perth electricians are on-call to install smoke alarms at your convenience.
Once fitted, the DFSS recommends you carry out at least monthly smoke alarm tests, clean them annually with a vacuum cleaner to remove dust, and replace the entire smoke alarm at least every 10 years. They also recommend that when replacing battery-operated smoke alarms, you replace them with mains-powered models.
Affordable And Reliable
PWA Electrical Services are the Perth electricians who you can trust to not only install your smoke detectors in your home properly, but at an affordable rate as well.
We aim to become your electricians after even just one interaction with on of our friendly team members.
See why, based on referrals alone, we’re one of the fastest growing electrical companies in Perth. Call (08) 9209 2990 now!