The risk of accidents increases as we fill our houses with more electrical appliances and gadgets.
Smoke alarms are a MUST for alerting occupants to danger using a local audible or visual alarm. Smoke is detected by optical detection (photoelectric) or by physical process (ionization), with some using both for added protection.
We strongly recommend that all smoke detectors are connected directly to the property’s electrical wiring.
And with a battery backup, this provides the safest solution for your family.
The smoke detector fitted should consider the type of fire that could occur in the property. Different types of detector respond differently to smouldering and fast flaming fires. However, either type of detector is generally suitable.
A working smoke alarm can reduce fatalities by up to 90 percent.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent, odourless and tasteless gas that can be deadly. Electronic audible CI alarms constantly monitor levels in the home and provide an early warning before dangerous levels are reached.
CO alarm systems for the hearing and visually impaired are also available.
Please feel free to contact us for further information about Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Smoke Alarms
New Legislation for Landlords
New legislation came into force on the 1st October 2015 for Private Landlords in England regarding
smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms.
Here is a summary of the legislation, passed through Parliament in September 2015:
- There must be a working smoke alarm on every storey
- Landlords must fit a Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm in every room with a solid fuel burning appliance
- Alarms must be tested and working on the start of each tenancy
Heat and Cold Alarms
Heat alarms should be used in areas with high humidity, dust or high ambient air pressure. These are areas where standard smoke alarms may be falsely triggered. For example, kitchens, laundry rooms and garages.
Around 25,000 elderly people die each year in England and Wales as a result of being too cold.
Cold alarms provide an early warning before room temperatures fall to a dangerously low level.
So, they can save you or someone you know from discomfort or serious health issues in adverse weather.
If temperatures plummet, heating can be concentrated in a single room to raise temperatures. Or, the cold alarm will notify residents to move to a warmer area or seek help before hyperthermia occurs.