Smoke alarms save lives and are the best protection against fire in your home or workplace. They detect the first signs of smoke, giving you time to exit the property safely and call for emergency assistance.
East Coast Electrix can install smoke alarms in your home or office, with professional recommendations for location of each smoke alarm in line with legislation, as well as tips for use and maintenance. Don’t leave something this important to chance, contact us and get our Electricians to install your smoke alarms or to organise and inspection to check your house/workplace conforms with smoke alarm standards.
There are a variety of brands available to choose from, some which include a wall mounted remote control panel which allows you to instantly locate and silence alarms that are going off – no need to get out the chair or step ladder!
From 1 January 2022, at the commencement of a new lease or lease renewal, you must ensure your dwelling/unit meets the requirements of the domestic smoke alarm legislation. This may involve installing interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms into the bedrooms in addition to the currently required smoke alarms.
The below information is directly from Queensland Fire & Emergency Services website:
What’s required by law?
When it is time for your property’s alarms to be upgraded, those alarms must:
- be photoelectric and comply with Australian Standard 3786-2014
- not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
- be less than 10 years old; and
- operate when tested; and
- be interconnected with every other ‘required’ smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
Any existing smoke alarm being replaced from 1 January 2017 must be a photoelectric-type alarm which complies with Australian Standard 3786-2014.
If a smoke alarm which is hardwired to the domestic power supply needs replacement, it must be replaced with a hardwired photoelectric smoke alarm.
In existing domestic dwellings, it is possible to have a combination of smoke alarms (240v and battery operated) and interconnectivity can be both wired and/or wireless.
What to buy?
Smoke alarms must comply with the Standard AS 3786-2014. The body of the alarm must be marked with AS3786-2014. We can supply you with smoke alarms that comply with standards.
What to avoid?
Smoke alarms with this symbol are not photoelectric.
Exactly where should they be placed?
Where practicable smoke alarms must be placed on the ceiling.
Smoke alarms must not be placed within:
- 300mm of a corner of a ceiling and a wall
- 300mm of a light fitting
- 400mm of an air-conditioning vent
- 400mm of the blades of a ceiling fan.
There are special requirements for stairways, sloping ceilings, and ceilings with exposed beams.
Avoiding nuisance alarms
Every dwelling is different so you will need to assess yours. Avoid installation in the following positions:
- in dead air space. This is an area in which trapped hot air will prevent smoke from reaching the alarm. This space generally occurs at the apex of cathedral ceilings, the corner junction of walls and ceilings, and between exposed floor joists.
- near windows, doors, fans or air-conditioners. Excessive air movement may prevent smoke and gases from reaching the smoke alarm or cause nuisance alarms.
Accidental alarms can be a nuisance and become dangerous if home owners remove the alarm batteries or disable an interconnected system to silence the alarm.
Nuisance alarms can be avoided by not placing alarms in or near kitchens where cooking smoke can set them off, or in or near bathrooms where steam often causes accidental alarms.
Also avoid insect infested areas, as insects can trigger an alarm.
Smoke Alarm Installation Townsville Residents Rely On
East Coast Electrix are the Townsville Smoke Alarm Installation specialist that you can rely on for any job – big or small. Over the last 15-years, we have built our reputation on delivering high-quality electrical services that stand the test of time. Whether you are looking for residential services or you need a team of professionals to tackle your factory, warehouse, or office – we are equipped to tackle your unique project.
Our team of electrical professionals have the skills and the experience to meet the diverse requirements of customers. Call us on 0400 841 847 to schedule an onsite visit or to book a consultation. Our Smoke Alarm Installation specialists will arrive at your residence or work premises to discuss your needs and find the best possible solution.
Frequently Asked Questions about Smoke Alarm Installation
How Much Does Smoke Alarm Installation Cost?
Asking how much Smoke Alarm Installation costs in Townsville is akin to asking how much a holiday costs. It depends on where you are departing from, where you are going, and the quality of the service being provided. At East Coast Electrix, we do not pretend to be the cheapest Smoke Alarm Installation in North Queensland. In fact, there are more than enough companies that offer cheap, short-term solutions that will undercut us every time.
At East Coast Electrix, we are committed to deliver smoke alarm solutions that stand the test of time. To find out how much your project will cost, you can get in touch through phone or email to arrange a consultation and quote.
Do You Offer Any Guarantees for Smoke Alarm Installation?
Yes! We are committed to delivering high-quality solutions that stand the test of time. For us, that means qualified, expert tradesman that are fully licensed and will stand behind their work with a workmanship quality guarantee.
With more than 15-years of industry experience and a proven track record when it comes to Smoke Alarm Installation, we are happy to stand behind the work that we complete. If you have any problems with the workmanship, our team is just a phone call away!
Why Should I Choose East Coast Electrix for Smoke Alarm Installation?
It’s a fair question! Afterall, there are no shortage of electrical professionals servicing the North Queensland region. For us, we have a simple mission statement; Our aim is to provide the best customer service by delivering reliable, honest, and knowledgeable technicians for each job that we complete.
Here are some of the reasons that our Smoke Alarm Installation services stand out in Townsville:
- We provide prompt communication and unbeatable service
- Our team is comprised of expert technicians who stand behind their work
- We are approachable, friendly, and polite in every job that we complete
- Our Smoke Alarm Install services are priced fairly and competitively against the competition
- We will leave your site in the same or better condition than when we arrived
- Our reputation is everything to us – we never cut corners
Can I Get a Quote for Smoke Alarm Installation?
Yes! Get in touch on 0400 841 847 or use our contact page to arrange an inspection and quote for your Smoke Alarm Installation in Townsville. Our friendly team will provide an assessment and tailored quote for your unique project and requirements.