Smoke alarms are a must-have in your home and office. They are recommended by all local authorities because they save lives. The government of Australia has issued laws regarding residential buildings, recommending photoelectric smoke detectors.
In many research studies and practical situations smoke alarms have proven to work. If a fire starts while you’re sleeping, an alarm will sound waking up your family so that you can escape unharmed. Everyone thinks that disasters like a house fire will not happen to them, but there are over 11,300 house fires each year across Australia. More than 60 deaths occur each year and the majority of these happen during the evening hours from 9p.m. to 6a.m.
When you consider how inexpensive a smoke alarm is and how many lives it saves, the cost is really insignificant. Years ago,you could install battery operated smoke alarms but trial and error proved these not to be trustworthy. Once the battery runs down, the home owner may forget to replace the batteries and then the smoke detector does no good once a fire occurs.
Call a Qualified Sydney Plumber
Today’s experts recommend photoelectric smoke detectors. These work even for small fires coming from a mattress. They cannot be installed in the kitchen but are great for the other rooms of your house. When the smoke alarm detects smoke it will sound an alarm that everyone can hear.
Though these can be installed by a home owner with handyman experience, it is often just as cost-efficient to have the job done by a qualified Sydney plumber. A professional will choose the best locations for your smoke alarms so that they will do the most good. For instance, they should not be installed near an air conditioner, open window or ceiling fan as the smoke can be scattered by the breeze.
Each bedroom should have its own smoke alarm. Since smoke rises to the ceiling, they should be mounted on a wall close to the ceiling. If you have older models of smoke alarms it’s a good idea to consider upgrading to the latest photoelectric smoke detectors. These provide optimal protection for you and your family.
Professional Sydney Plumber
Graham and Sons installs these at a competitive price that you may prefer having a professional Sydney plumber to handle the job. All work is guaranteed so if you ever have a problem you can call and get one of our technicians to come out and repair it straight away.
With over 10 years of experience, Graham and Sons plumbing can handle all your plumbing needs. We perform quality work at affordable prices so call us next time you need upgrades to your switchboard, ceiling fan installation or repairs to your plumbing system., and yes, for all your smoke alarm installation needs too.
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