Smoke alarms are hugely important, yet many of us will have been guilty of neglecting them, and not doing all we can to ensure our safety. No family should be living in a home that doesn’t have a smoke detector to alert you to a possible fire. In fact, the current NSW legislation requires every household, on all levels within your home, to have a minimum of one mounted, operational and functional smoke alarm. No one thinks it will happen to them, but misfortune can happen to anyone so it makes sense to be prepared.
You may think you’re safe because you’ve got your smoke alarm, but when is the last time you actually checked to see if it was working? The uncomfortable truth is that most smoke detectors stay neglected and may even sit with dead batteries for a matter of weeks or months. This puts you and your family at an unnecessary risk, and the sad thing is that this is completely preventable.
If you’re serious about your safety and want to safeguard your home from the possibility of a fire, then it’s easy to remedy the situation – if you need smoke alarm installation then just get in touch with us at Harmers Electrical! Our professional, experienced electrician will come to you and can install or replace your alarm with the minimum hassle.
To avoid false alarms or faults in your house, ensure that you have them installed in the right location. We recommend all smoke detectors have a lithium battery installed as backup since they have a life of over six years. They should also be tested every six months to ensure safety and we’ll be happy to help and give you extra peace of mind.