SMOKE ALARMS BRISBANE
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SMOKE ALARM INSTALLATION & TESTING
When you are asleep, your sense of smell is out for the count as well. If a fire starts, hazardous fumes and smoke can quickly overcome you. Photoelectric (also known as photo-optical) smoke alarms detect visible parts of combustion. They respond to a wide range of fires, but are particularly responsive to smouldering fires and the dense smoke given off by foam-filled furnishings or overheated PVC wiring. Interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms will alert you early, so you and your family can escape quickly and safely.
From the start of January 2017, the Queensland Government are implementing new legislation regarding smoke alarms. At Hewitt Trade Services, we can ensure that your home is safe and compliant with these new changes. We can look after all your smoke alarm needs, including hardwired, interconnected, photoelectric smoke alarm installations, upgrades, regular testing and maintenance.
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PHOTOELECTRIC SMOKE ALARMS
Photoelectric is a type of smoke alarm, not a brand.
Photoelectric smoke alarms respond to a wide range of fires and are particularly responsive to smouldering fires and dense smoke such as that released by foam filled furnishings or overheated PVC wiring. Studies show that photoelectric alarms typically respond to smouldering fires, when the amount of smoke is fairly small and espace is relatively easy. Protection from fires increases with the quality and type of smoke alarms installed. Research shows that photoelectric smoke alarms are generally more effective than other smoke alarms across a wider range of fires experienced in homes.
Photoelectric smoke alarms are recommended for use in homes by the Queensland Fire Service.
- Respond well to smouldering fires and dense smoke.
- Less prone to cooking nuisance alarms.
- Do not contain radioactive material.
- Suitable for general use.
- Prone to nuisance alarms from dust and insects. (All smoke alarms should be vacuumed or cleaned with a brush once a month to prevent this).