Smoke alarms are one of the foremost preventative safety measures you can have to keep your property safe from harm. But in order to serve their purpose, smoke alarms need to be maintained and checked on at prescribed intervals. After all, you don’t want to discover that your smoke alarm is faulty as a result of a fire that wasn’t detected soon enough. Here are a few tips from the professionals about how to keep your smoke alarms in QLD in top working order.
Test The Alarm
If you’ve just recently had smoke alarms installed, it’s a good idea to do an initial test run to ensure all units are working and that you recognise the sound it makes when it goes off. Be sure to have everyone who frequently visits or lives in the house present so that you can go through the safety and usage protocols together. It’s also a good idea to discuss a plan of action if you do end up in a situation where there’s a fire on the premises. This should include damage control planning and evacuation if needed. That aside, you should perform monthly checks by pressing the test button on the smoke detector and checking that it does go off and that the sound it emits is still present and clearly audible.
If, during testing, you find that the alarm doesn’t work, check the battery and replace it to check if this resolves the problem. If the alarm still does not work, contact your supplier or a smoke alarm specialist as soon as possible for an evaluation and assistance.
By engaging Pacific Smoke Alarms to maintain or install your smoke alarms, you know you are receiving top quality advice on fire safety in your home, or investment property. We offer extensive services beyond installation, including routine tests and battery replacements. We also offer full checks of your home to ensure that smoke alarms are placed strategically to provide optimal protection, as well as checks around your home to identify and eliminate any potential hazards to young children. Our checks also include verification to ensure that your home complies with the legislation in accordance with the Building Code of Australia, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 and the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.
Contact us today on 1300 355 483 for all your smoke alarms QLD needs.