The accuracy and reliability of your smoke alarms in QLD can mean the difference between life and death. Too many lives are lost to fires and specifically to smoke inhalation, and the reality is that only working smoke alarms can make the difference.
This is why our team at Pacific Smoke Alarms urges you to ensure that your alarm is working efficiently and that you deal with any mistaken activations or unwanted alarms promptly to address any potential issues.
How To Determine If Your Smoke Alarm Is Falsely Activating
The first thing to do when your smoke alarm sounds is to check for a fire safely. If you have a modern smoke alarm that is interconnected, there will be an indicator light to show which of the alarms were initially triggered for quicker source identification.
If there is no fire, ensure that you notify the proper parties involved. While it may seem like a good thing that there is no fire, a false alarm, otherwise known as an unwanted activation, could signal that your system is not in proper working order and means that you are then at risk until the problem is addressed.
Why Am I Getting A False Alarm And How Can I Avoid It In Future?
Unwanted activations can be caused by:
- Smoke alarms that are near or past their lifespan
- Back up batteries that need replacing
- Incorrect types of smoke alarms for the location
- Built-up particulates such as dust and insects
- Incorrect placement of the smoke alarm
Proper installation, testing, and maintenance can easily address these issues and if you opt for a service package such as the ones we offer, are 100% compliant with local legislation. Ensure that thorough and proper cleaning is done and that you complete basic maintenance, and you should be good to go!
Trust Pacific Smoke Alarms To Keep You Compliant
At Pacific Smoke Alarms, we take great pride in knowing that we offer you a service that is both of impeccable standard and potentially lifesaving. We are a locally owned business that strives for excellence in all that we do, from friendly customer service to industry-leading products and standards. We have grown from strength to strength based on the generous referrals of our clients.