We all know the importance of our yearly smoke alarm Battery replacement routine.
Usually at the start of daylight savings, we turn out clocks back, then pull out the step ladder and do the precarious high wire dance whilst struggling to get the bloody thing open.
And even though we somehow pulled this frustrating task off the year before. It’s still takes 10 minutes to figure out how to open the damn thing again.. and again we make the conscious effort to remember for next year.. happy days lol.
But all jokes aside and on a serious note, there is more to smoke alarm maintenance than most people realise.
Along with your yearly struggle to change the batteries we have an obligation to replace the smoke alarm itself
every 10 years.
You read that right.. your smoke alarms have a serviceable lifespan of 10 years, at which time they need to be replaced.
The smoke detectors on your ceiling are subject to dust, insects and airborne particle, and if your internal walls have been painted in that 10 year service life, this also ads to the degradation of the internal sensor via paint fumes and particles.
Below we have listed links to reputable website that are a great reference for smoke alarm maintenance and replacement guides.
Let’s face it.. smoke alarms save lives.. no if’s or but’s.
And the ramifications of not maintaining and replacing them when they are beyond their serviceable lifespan goes way beyond the fact that your insurance company may have grounds to deny a claim based on your neglect of your maintenance requirements as per your policy.
Your smoke alarms are your best chance at saving your life in the event of a house fire..
For testing and/or replacement of your existing smoke alarms give us a call, we service and install smoke alarms
In frankston, cranbourne, carrum downs, Langwarrin and across Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs and the Mornington peninsula.
0458 616 240