Smoke detectors installation and testing services in Sydney
Smoke Alarms Must Be Fitted. It’s the Law. Wilco Electrical Services supplies and instals premium quality smoke alarms across the whole of Sydney. Legislation requires all NSW residents must have at least one working smoke alarm installed on each level of their home. This includes owner occupied rental properties, relocatable homes and any other residential building where people sleep.
Smoke alarms save lives and help protect your possessions and property. When we sleep at night, we are put in the greatest risk since all our sense of smell is lost. If you have a smoke alarm, it will detect smoke well before it starts a fire and provide those critical seconds for you to save your life, your family and your property. Smoke alarms are designed to detect fire smoke and emit a loud and distinctive sound to alert occupants of potential danger. Don’t forget, older homes which may not be required by law to have smoke alarms installed are also at high risk. Checking your smoke alarm periodically is paramount to the safety of your family. In the case of a residential investment, it is a legal requirement with specific legislative requirements to follow. Test Your Alarm Monthly! Testing your smoke alarm involves more than just examining it or changing the battery. It actually goes far beyond just pushing the “test” button on your smoke alarm.
No one should live in a house that does not have a smoke alarm!
Although you probably know the importance of smoke alarms, the sad truth is that almost all smoke alarms are not tested or do not even have working batteries, which renders them completely useless. At Wilco Electrical Services, we specialise in installing fully functioning smoke alarms and all other related electrical services. To safeguard your home and your business from fire, call us today and have one of our electricians visit your location to instal or replace your smoke alarms. We recommend that all smoke detectors have a lithium battery installed as well as a backup battery. We also advise that you test them every six months to ensure they are working as they should.
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If you need a qualified and experienced electrician in Sydney for any domestic or commercial electrical services such as smoke alarm, call Wilco Electrical Services. We offer free quotes, reliable service and excellent value for your money.
What is a smoke alarm?
A smoke alarm is a device built to detect smoke. Most smoke alarms work in an optical manner or by a physical process. Advanced unitscan use both detection methods to increase sensitivity to smoke. Smoke alarms in big commercial, commercial, and residential buildings are usually powered by a central fire alarm system.
We can perform a safety inspection and test of all the smoke alarms in your premises which involves:
● Spraying the unit with a special spray ensuring the unit will detect smoke in the event of a fire;
● Cleaning the unit to ensure it is free from debris;
● Replacing batteries;
● A written report.
Different types of smoke detectors
There are four types of smoke alarms on the market:
Cheapest and very sensitive to small amounts of smoke from fires produced from paper or wood. They detect fires before the smoke gets too thick. They are less sensitive to slow burning fires which give off larger quantities of smoke before flaming occurs. They can also be a bit oversensitive in kitchens.
These are more expensive but more effective at detecting larger particles of smoke produced by slow‐burning fires, such as smouldering foam‐filled upholstery and overheated PVC wiring. They are less sensitive to fast-flaming fires, however. Optical alarms can be installed near kitchens, as they are less likely than ionisation alarms to go off when toast is burned.
Combinations of optical and heat alarms in one unit greatly reduces false alarms while increasing the speed of detection. Each smoke alarm is very similar and is powered either by a battery, or mains electricity. Some smoke alarms are interlinked with each other so that any smoke detected in one room can be raised as an alarm in all others. This interlink can be achieved with radio‐interlinked smoke alarms. In a standard smoke alarm, the battery needs to be replaced every year. Some people find their alarms are frequently set off when they are cooking. This is because a smoke alarm installed inside the kitchen must be a heat alarm—not a smoke alarm.
Which smoke detector should I choose?
Kitchen and Garage: Heat Smoke Alarms
Landings: Ionisation Smoke Alarms
Bedrooms and living room: Optical Smoke Alarms
How many fire alarms do I need?
The more you have, the higher the level of protection you have! As a rule of thumb, you should have one in each room. If your home consists of only one floor, a single smoke alarm could be enough to keep you safe. If your home has multiple floors, it is only logical to have at least one smoke alarm installed in each floor.
Where should I install?
Smoke alarms are usually installed onto the ceilings and should be fitted as close to the centre of the room as possible, but at least 50 centimetres away from any wall or light fitting. Make sure that your alarm is fitted in a place where it can be heard throughout your entire property. If your home is on one floor, you should fit the alarm in the hallway between the living and sleeping areas so you can hear it even when you are asleep. If you have only one smoke alarm and two floors, put it where you can hear it when you are asleep. If you are looking for an electrical service for your property, you will always want the best in the business. Finding an electrician who is fully skilled in every aspect of electrical work is definitely the way you want to go.
At Wilco Electrical Services, our hands-on team of electricians who have solutions for each of your electrical problems. We are renowned for bringing our electrical expertise and care to every job. The services they provide are covered by our quality guarantee so that you can have peace of mind, knowing that you are being looked after.