We all love the holiday season in Queensland. The weather is ideal, there’s so much to do and everyone is generally in a great mood. Don’t let a faulty smoke alarm spoil the festivities! Over the holidays we tend to be more laid back and you may forget or be unable to do regular smoke alarm checks, particularly if you are going away. To avoid any disasters, and to keep your family, friends and belongings safe, get your smoke alarm properly inspected and maintained by a professional.
A Flat Battery Could Be Your Worst Nightmare
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) states that one of the main reasons for malfunctioning smoke alarms in QLD is because batteries have been removed or allowed to go flat. Hundreds of people die in residential fires every year, and the leading cause of death is smoke inhalation. Prevent this potential tragedy with regular inspection and maintenance. Photoelectric smoke alarms are very effective as early detection devices, but they can only save lives and property if they are cleaned and tested often. Both homeowners and landlords are responsible for maintaining their smoke alarms regularly for safety reasons.
Smoke Alarm Advice For Rental Properties
In rental properties, smoke alarms are governed by the Building Code of Australia, Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act and the Fire & Rescue Services Act. Lessors are responsible for testing and maintaining smoke alarms in rental properties at least every 12 months in order to be fully compliant. Smoke alarms should never be neglected, but rather cleaned and tested periodically. Lessors should change batteries before the start of a new tenancy or at the renewal of existing tenancy agreements.
Make The Sensible Choice
Get your home fire-safe and ready for the festive season by contacting Pacific Smoke Alarms. We specialise in the installation, inspection and maintenance of smoke alarms in QLD and hold a nationally recognised industry qualification. We take a personalised approach to customer service, so if your property has a specific fire protection requirement, such as hearing impaired requirements, we will gladly provide a solution.
Pacific Smoke Alarms is a family-owned business with expert understanding of smoke alarms and, most importantly, smoke’s behaviour during a developing fire. Let us help you stay safe this holiday season. Contact us for smoke alarm compliance, installation, testing and battery replacement.