Ensure maintenance on Smoke Alarms is always completed!
Consider the benefits of having smoke alarms in your house hold. They protect your family at the worst of times!
It is the landlords responsibility of a property to ensure smoke detectors are tested yearly and replaced every ten years.
It is the tenants responsibility to test the smoke alarm every month. If a smoke alarm is not working they must contact the landlord or realestate agent. Contact the landlord or agent if the smoke alarm won’t stop beeping even after battery replacement.
Always remember, your family comes first, therefore you should keep up to date with the maintenance of all smoke alarms in your house.
A specialised smoke alarm is available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Due to the cost of this type of smoke alarm, the Department of Human Services provides assistance via a subsidy.
Yes, of course. If the battery is faulty or no longer works and there is a fire, you are more likely to suffer from injuries or death. The battery only needs to be replaced once a year so if you can remember to change your clock back for daylight savings, change the battery at this time too!:)
It is best to not install a smoke detector yourself! You need an electrician to hard wire the smoke detector as you would be touching 240 volts and is very dangerous if you do not know what you are doing! For your own safety, call your electrician!
If you have changed the battery and the smoke alarm is still making the annoying beeping sound, it may be faulty. It is best to get your electrician to access the problem and replace it if need be.
Check out our blog post on Smoke Alarms.