If you are asked what your two most important assets are, what would be your answer? You are most likely to say your family and your home, without a second thought!
When it comes to protecting these two priceless assets, none of us is ready to take chances. Waking up to see your house on fire can be your worst nightmare ever, and to prevent it from turning into a reality, smoke alarms are one of the most effective precautionary measures. And besides, if you are living in Perth, having a smoke alarm installation is mandatory for your property as in the rest of Western Australia.
Why Are Smoke Alarms Necessary?
Did you know house fires can engulf an entire room within three minutes? However, fire isn’t the actual killer. The actual killer is smoke. Smoke inhalation can kill a person in less than one minute. House fires can occur anytime and anywhere without prior warning. And most people fall victim to fire incidents while they’re asleep. Smoke inhalation numbs their senses and they fall into deeper sleep never to wake up again.
Isn’t it scary? Your only way to escape a deadly fire is with a smoke alarm which notifies you as soon as a fire breaks out on your property.
Where To Install Smoke Alarms?
In order to be able to evacuate the property just in time, it is essential to install smoke alarms connected to the mains. This way, the smoke alarms will still be able to work even if the power goes off.
Here you need to understand that a single smoke alarm cannot guarantee the safety of your entire property. You might need to install multiple smoke alarms according to the size of your property, so everyone can be alerted in case of a fire incident.
For a residential property in Perth, smoke alarm installation is necessary for hallways, bedrooms, the basement, and the garage. Additionally, they must be linked with each other in a way that if one goes off, the rest will also go off. With such a smoke alarm system, everyone will be warned to evacuate the property at the first sign of a fire, making sure no one is left behind uninformed.
If you are a business owner in Perth, fireproofing your commercial property is equally important. After all, you are responsible for the safety of several people working as your employees. For a multistory commercial property, make sure to have a smoke alarm installation at every level of the building and also stairwells connecting each floor.
Correct Installation Makes All The Difference
Like with all other devices, correct installation is the key to getting the most out of your smoke alarm installation in Perth. While it is quite difficult for a layman to identify if the alarms are placed properly, hiring qualified smoke alarm installers can help you in this regard. They will make sure that your smoke alarms work optimally, so you don’t get bothered by false alarms or, in the worst case, you remain completely uninformed when there’s an actual emergency.
Apart from being a nuisance, false alarms also damage your smoke alarms. When installing smoke alarms on your property, we will make sure to avoid placing them near the following:
- Inside or near the kitchen- the smoke from your daily cooking can trigger smoke alarms
- Inside or very close to the bathrooms- the alarm can go off while you are enjoying a hot shower
- Close to your laundry area
- Near your fireplace
- Near windows, doors, ceiling fans and cooling ducts- air movement creates a barrier preventing the alarm from detecting smoke
In many instances, professionally installed smoke alarms have helped in saving precious lives. If you are conscious about the safety of your loved ones; consider professional smoke alarm installation for your property in Perth.
At Hiscocks Electrical, your safety is our first priority. Our competent smoke alarm installers carry out smoke alarm installations in your residential, commercial, or industrial properties all across Perth. Call our experts today!