Photoelectric 240v smoke alarms
Photoelectric smoke alarms detect smoke particles. This is important because the first sign of fire is smoke. Unlike their predecessor, ionisation smoke alarms detect flames. You must be alerted of fire immediately; this is why you must have photoelectric smoke alarms.
Smoke alarms are notorious for false alarms; however, when photoelectric smoke alarms are installed, these decrease.
What type of smoke alarm do you have?
If you have not had your smoke alarms inspected for a while, you may not know what type of smoke alarm you have. The first thing you can look for on the smoke alarms is the type: ionisation or photoelectric. If you pull the cover of the smoke alarm down, you should see this.
There may be a yellow radiation symbol on the smoke alarm which indicates that the smoke alarm is an ionisation type.
If you are still not sure of the type, our electrician can attend to inspect your smoke alarms.
Smoke alarm maintenance
Smoke alarms must be replaced every ten years to comply with the manufacturer and your insurance.
If your smoke alarms are not in proper working order and a fire occurs, insurance companies will find a way to cover the damage.
These days, smoke alarms have ten-year lithium batteries inside them. Lithium batteries last ten years, so you do not have to replace the battery for its lifetime.
When replacing a smoke alarm, there will be an installation date on the inside cover of the alarm. Your smoke alarm needs to be replaced ten years after this date.
If you are not sure of the age of your smoke alarms, give our electricians a call to inspect your smoke alarms.
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