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Testing, Maintenance and Installation of Smoke Alarms Brisbane

A smoke alarm is an important and essential piece of kit for any home. Having them installed in your home, significantly reduces the chance of death if a house fire unfortunately starts. If you need smoke alarm installation in Brisbane, Rob Martin Electrical have a team of experts to help you out.

It’s also advised to test and maintain your smoke alarm at regular intervals, to ensure its working well. A smart photoelectric smoke alarm works by detecting the early signs of smoke and alerting you so you can escape. Without a smoke alarm, your sense of smell may not detect the smoke while you sleep and you’ll be overcome by toxic fumes. We can place alarms throughout your home which are interconnected, ensuring you’ll be alerted wherever you are in your home.

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QLD Smoke Alarm Regulations – What You Need to Know

Many fire deaths could have been prevented with the correct smoke alarm installations. In 2011, a tragic fire in Brisbane’s South led to the QLD smoke alarm regulations being revised. These changes will make households in this area the safest in Australia regarding fire safety. Here’s what this means for your home;

  • All Queensland dwellings must have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms and hallways that connect bedrooms
  • Smoke alarms older than 10 years must be replaced
  • Faulty smoke alarms must be immediately replaced

Any smoke alarm fitted after 1st January 2017 must be photoelectric and compliant with Australian Standard 3786-2014.

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What Are Photoelectric Smoke Alarms?

Photoelectric smoke detectors use a light sensor. When smoke crosses the light beam the smoke particles trigger the alarm. These smoke alarms are the most innovative in the industry, giving property owners the earliest warning if a fire has broken out.

Expert Servicing and Maintenance for Your Smoke Alarms Brisbane

Smoke detectors can only save lives if they are properly maintained. You must regularly check your smoke alarms yourself and get a full service at least every 12 months. Rob Martin Electrical provide servicing and maintenance packages for smoke alarms in Brisbane and the North Lakes. Here’s how to keep your smoke alarms in good condition;

  • Keep them clean from dust and debris
  • Once a month press the test button to check the operation of your smoke alarm
  • Replace batteries annually if needed
  • If your smoke detector is beeping every minute, this indicates the battery is low
  • Replace if more than 10 years’ old
  • Contact Rob Martin every 6 months for smoke detector servicing

Book Your Smoke Alarm Installation or Upgrade Today

Rob Martin Electrical offer smoke alarm installations, servicing and maintenance across Brisbane. If you suspect your smoke detector is faulty, broken or is getting old, do not hesitate to call for a new smoke alarm installation. We are master electricians with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. Our team is always on hand to help with all your electrical needs.

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