Too often told are terrible stories about how families lost their lives because there they didn’t have a smoke alarm or it wasn’t working. Without a working smoke alarm you are:
- 57% more likely to loss you home
- 26% more likely to suffer serious injuries
- Four times more likely to die
It is compulsory for every home to have a smoke alarm so why not make sure it does its job? They detect smoke well before someone who is sleeping and they provide critical seconds that are the difference between life and death.
Are you up to date?
Every house must have a smoke alarm but it is not at all useful if it doesn’t work. Many older smoke alarms are powered by batteries which means they might not be working when you need it most. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services recommend that every home should have a mains powered smoke alarm. This means that your smoke alarm would be wired to the power supply meaning at all times it is ready for the worst.
What can I do?
At least once a month test your smoke alarm by pressing the test button with a broom handle. And at least once a year you should:
- Vacuum around your smoke alarm vents
- Use a surface insect spray around the smoke alarm to stop insects gathering inside
These basic precautions can save you and your family’s life.
Need a hand?
If you think your home needs an update and you need the complete peace of mind that comes when hiring a fully licensed, professional electrician, then call Omega today on 1300 637 797 and book to stop risk to your house, your family and yourself.