Working Smoke Smoke Alarms Save Lives
According to NSW Fire statistics, families have a 60% increased chance of dying in a house fire when not protected by working Smoke Alarms. Here are some interesting statistics on where house fires start…
No surprise the kitchen takes the prize with 42%!
Electrical Fires. Ensure you have your home wiring and switchboard checked by a licenced electrician. For best protection at the switchboard, best practice is Safety Switches protecting all circuits and Arc Fault Detection Devices along with Surge Protection. It is also a good idea to have those old recessed halogen down lights replaced with quality IC-F rated LED down lights. Other simple things you can do is to not overload power points and power boards! Turn off appliances at the power point where possible! Remember to always keep heaters well away from furniture & any combustible material! Check that your cloths dryer lint filter is clean before every load. Don’t try to save money on electrical power boards chargers and battery operated devices. Stick to reputable quality brands from big retailers to ensure your chances of buying genuine quality.
Interlinked Smoke Alarms are best practice when it comes to early warning. For your best chance of being woken and alerted to a fire. What if you don’t think you will hear the alarm when you are asleep? There are solutions for everybody. For the hearing impaired and deaf people, extra protection is needed. An approved system supplied the Deaf Society NSW will help the hearing impaired and deaf people by using a multiple facet approach.