Have your Smoke Alarms expired?
Smoke alarms are one of the best safety devices in your home and they really do save lives. As much as we’d all like to think a house fire is something that would never happen to us, you need to be prepared.
“Smoke alarms are not a set and forget sort of thing”
Smoke alarms are only good, if maintained properly overtime.
If you don’t have a working smoke alarm installed in your home, and a fire occurs:
– You are 57% more likely to suffer property damage and loss
– You are 26% more likely to suffer serious injuries
– You are 4 times more likely to die
Smoke alarms have a limited lifetime of ten years. After that period, there is no guarantee they’ll still function properly. If you don’t know how old your smoke alarms are or know it’s been more than ten years, make sure you call a licensed electrician to arrange a replacement. If your home is more than 10 years old, chances are your smoke alarms have expired.
What do I need to do?
If you know your smoke alarms are more than 10 years old then you need to book in for a free quote to have them replaced as soon as possible. You can book now with Bluegum here or call 1300 306 342.
If you’re not sure if they have expired and want to check yourself, you can safety use a ladder to open the cover and check inside. There should be either an install or expiry date listed. If the install date was more than 10 years ago, then they are expired. If you’re still not sure, don’t worry, one of our Bluegum technicians will check for you free of charge, simply book here or call 1300 306 342.
Remember smoke alarms only save lives if they’re working!
So don’t risk it, it’s as simple as putting it in your diary. A date to test & clean them every few months, and date to change the batteries each year. Is your home more than 10 years old? Have you ever replaced your smoke alarms? Simply book in for a free quote today, and our electrician can test them for you, and teach you how for next time.
Author: Chantel Gilbert
Chantel brings her professional qualifications, entrepreneurial edge and passion for customer service together in her role as General Manager of Bluegum Electrical Solutions. Chantel is our go-to for all things to with the Solar Rebates and is a pro at dealing with PowerCor & Jemena. She is challenging the stereotypes in the trade industry and surprising their customers with quality and kindness.
Along the way, Chantel has bagged multiple Excellence in Customer Service Awards on behalf of Bluegum and is the proud recipient of the 2016 Young Business Person of the Year.
Whether she is on the netball court, at the gym or out bushwalking, Chantel is always thinking about the next innovative step for Bluegum and how they can continue to raise the bar and exceed their customer’s expectations.