Things You Didn’t Know About Smoke Alarms
Homeowners often forget the importance of installing a smoke alarm in their properties until something unfortunate happens and they suffer a loss. You may know they have been placed somewhere in your house or maybe you do take time to maintain and repair. But apart from that, there isn’t much thought you give in for smoke alarms or how well they can be used for fire protection in Brisbane.
In this post, we have compiled a list of things that you need to keep in mind before or after fire alarm installation in Brisbane. This guide will assist you in making sure that your smoke alarms are in top condition and your home is secure from any life-threatening situation.
Check the number of smoke alarms installed in your home.
Do you have smoke alarms in every required room of your house? Will you be able to escape or call for help the minute alarm goes off?
Given that a fire is unpredictable and may start in any room of your house, the number of functional alarms installed matters a lot. For instance, if a fire breaks out in your kitchen while you and your family are watching TV at full volume or enjoying a party in the living room, you’re highly unlikely to hear the smoke alarm go off.
There is no harm in installing more interconnected fire alarms in Brisbane than the number mentioned in the state legislation. In fact, you will be informed right away if there is a fire, even if it starts in the most secluded room of your house.
Do Not Paint Your Smoke Alarms
Homeowners don’t think much about the protection of smoke alarms when opting for home renovation and painting. Before painting your property, cover your smoke alarms with plastic or any other material. This will ensure that the airflow and fire alarms’ capacity to detect fires remains consistent.
Your Smoke Alarms mind needs a change
If the last time you installed your smoke alarms was years ago, or perhaps you didn’t change or check them after moving in or purchasing the property, you might need to replace them as soon as possible.
There are two types of smoke alarm detectors – ionisation and photoelectric. First, you need to determine which one is installed in your home. Photoelectric smoke alarms detect smouldering fires, whereas ionisation smoke detectors detect flames and quick fires. With photoelectric smoke alarms, your home is safer since they can detect smoking fires and go off more quickly. Find out which smoke detectors were installed by asking your installer and replace them if necessary.
Install a Heat Detector instead of a Smoke Alarm in your garage
It is not always advisable to install a smoke detector in a garage because it can quickly collect dust and other debris and may frequently go off due to exhaust fumes. Instead of installing a smoke detector in your garage, opt for a heat detector. Such fire alarm devices are not affected by dust, debris, or exhaust fumes and only go off if the temperature of the garage is too high, indicating a fire.
If you are looking for a fire system installation or HVAC companies in Brisbane, contact us today. At M.F.E Services, we provide an extensive range of fire services to Brisbane and Gold Coast residents. Our team of professionals will install, repair, and maintain your smoke alarms and HVAC systems to ensure overall safety of you, your family, and your property. Call us on 07 3390 6055 to know more about fire protection services.