Replace smoke alarms

Replace Smoke Alarms

Did you know that smoke alarms need to be replaced every 10 years? Once they are ten years old, smoke alarms will no longer be effectively protecting you and your home. Not only do they only last for around ten years, after this point they will also begin to have dust build up, insect build up along with airborne contaminants making them ineffective. After ten years, electrical corrosion will also make them redundant. After ten years, they must be replaced.  

Hard wired smoke alarms need to be replaced by a licensed electrician. We have a great range of the best quality smoke alarms.  

Smoke alarm technology has come a long way. Photoelectric smoke alarms are the ones we recommend now. They are superior to ionisation technology in providing early warning in a residential house fire. If you are selling your house or renting it out, the law requires you to install hard wired smoke alarms in your home or premises. Non compliance can result in hefty fines from local government. All smoke alarms have a date of manufacture or an expiry date., which you can find out by locating the batch or serial number on the smoke alarm. If unsure you can contact the smoke alarm manufacturer or supplier with these details the find out the age of your smoke alarms. If you don’t have any luck with this and you don’t know when the alarm was installed it is time to replace them by a qualified electrician. 

Smoke alarms save lives and it’s essential to have at least one on each level in your home.  

Whilst they are very important, they can be the cause of annoyance when they are activated for  seemingly for no reason. If your smoke alarm is beeping, and there is no smoke activating it, it may be due to one of these reasons; 

– It’s an older model and it alerting you to the fact that the battery needs replacing.  

– Dust, debris and insect debris is residing in the alarm and interfering with its normal operation. To minimise this, spray insect spray in the general area around the smoke alarm (not directly at it) and make sure your smoke alarms and the areas around them are cleaned regularly with dusters and even vacuum cleaners. Try to keep moths, flies and other flying insects away from them. 

We stock a range of excellent hard-wired smoke alarms and can come and inspect your existing smoke alarms and replace them with brand new ones to keep your family and home safe. Our dedicated office staff are ready to answer your call and immediately assist you with any Smoke Alarm Installations request. We promise a smooth, fast and stress-free experience. And all our work is covered by our 100% lifetime guarantee so you have absolute peace of mind.

Call us on 9477 2550.