Smoke Alarm Installation

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Smoke Alarm Installation

Smoke alarms are compulsory in every home for a good reason – they save lives. Did you know that the moment you go to sleep, a handful of your primary senses are nullified, such as smell? When a small flame can grow to fill an entire room in two to three minutes, there is no substitute for safety and we encourage that you ensure professionally fitted smoke alarms in your home as a priority. Safety is very important and should not be ignored and dismissed. Ensuring your smoke alarms are up to date with the latest regulations in imperative when ensuring the safety of your home or workplace. We offer fire alarm testing in Melbourne, as well as the installation of new alarms.  For over 20 years, our master electricians based in Melbourne have been keeping Melbourne safe by installing smoke alarms which come in 3 simple options:
  • Mains voltage with 9V battery backup – suitable for most situations.
  • Mains voltage with 10-year lithium battery backup.
  • Mains voltage with battery backup and extra strobe light for hearing impairment.

Smoke Alarm Installation Requirements in Melbourne

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Since 1 August 1997, Victorian law states that smoke alarms (complying with Australian standards AS 3786) must be installed in all homes, units, flats and townhouses. It is the legal responsibility of all owners and landlords to install working smoke alarms. Residential homes constructed before 1st August 1997 need only to have a 9-volt battery-powered smoke alarm installed. Residential homes constructed after 1st August 1997 must have smoke alarms connected to 240-volt mains power. In addition, a backup battery must be installed in the smoke alarm.

The National Construction Code (NCC) Legislation AS3786 – states any homes constructed after 1 May 2014, or homes that have undergone a major renovation or extension, where there is a requirement for more than one smoke alarm in the home, all smoke alarms fitted must be inter-connected.

If you plan to build, renovate or extend your house, your building surveyor will determine your requirements.

Smoke Alarm Testing

We pride ourselves on ensuring that our customer’s safety is our number one priority. That’s why we offer thorough electrical safety inspections, which can be particularly tailored towards smoke alarms. Our speciality smoke alarm electricians will inspect the smoke alarms and make judgements as to whether these need to be replaced or need to be changed depending on government regulations. Call us today and we’ll send one of our local electricians to conduct a smoke alarm test and ensure the safety of your home and business.

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Local Smoke Alarm Installation in Melbourne

All Electrics Melbourne is a team of skilled, licensed electricians providing prompt, professional electrical services across Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs. With over two decades of experience in all aspects of the electrical trade, we can solve your electrical problems and offer guaranteed customer satisfaction no matter the size of the job. There is no such thing as a job being too big or too small; we dedicate ourselves to ensuring the job is done correctly and efficiently. Ring us now to get a quote for your smoke alarm installation.

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Smoke Alarm Installation FAQs

Is one smoke detector enough for your house?

No, normally one smoke detector is not enough for your house in Australia. There must be at least one smoke detector between each bedroom and the rest of the house, and it is recommended to install them in bedrooms and living rooms where possible. This is to ensure that the smoke detector will be able to alert all occupants, sleeping or not, to a fire.

How do you stop your alarm from beeping?

To stop your alarm from beeping constantly, try to replace the battery as it may be due to a low battery. If the alarm is still beeping after replacing the battery, it may be necessary to check the wiring or reset the alarm. We highly recommend employing a licensed electrician to inspect this.

How often should you change the batteries of your smoke alarm?

It is recommended that you change the batteries in your smoke alarm every 12 months to ensure that the alarm is working well. We are happy to help you where needed.

How do you test your smoke alarm?

To test your smoke alarm, generally you should press and hold the ‘test’ button on the unit to activate the alarm sound. This is to ensure that it is in working order. If not, discuss with a licensed electrician today to fix up your alarm.

Why do people need to replace their smoke alarms?

You may need to replace your smoke alarm for a variety of reasons. First, smoke alarms need to be replaced every 10 years to ensure it is working properly. Second, if the smoke alarm is not functioning well and cannot be repaired, it should be replaced. Alarms can be damaged due to different issues, such as water, insects, and dust. An electrician like All Electrics can help you replace your smoke alarm so that you are protected from fire safety hazards.

What are the different types of smoke detectors?

There are different types of smoke detectors available. One of these are ionisation smoke detectors that can detect aggressive and flaming fires. Another type are photoelectric smoke detectors are also sensitive to various fire experienced at home. Dual-sensor smoke detectors provide comprehensive detection for effective protection against fires.