Your Smoke Detector Experts
Metropolitan Electrical Contractors take safety seriously. When you are asleep, you lose your sense of smell. Smoke detectors work by warning us of fire with enough time to escape. Not only are smoke detectors a legal requirement in all states of Australia, they save lives.
Smoke Detector Installation
Before the installation of smoke detectors in your home, you should seek advice on regulations and maintenance requirements. With 25 years of experience, our team of trusted electricians will ensure you have the correct smoke detector for your home, including the installation of light and vibrating pads to assist the hearing impaired.
There are two main types of smoke detectors for home use:
- Ionisation smoke detectors: Containing a very small amount of radioactive material, these smoke detectors can essentially ‘smell’ the particles emitted in a fire, which makes them better for detecting fast flames, that don’t emit much visible smoke
- Photoelectric smoke detectors: Containing a photo cell and light beam shining away from the cell, these smoke detectors can essentially ‘see’ smoke before it bursts into flames, making them more effective for slow burning or smouldering fires, often characteristic of house fires
Smoke Detector Service and Repair
Investing in regular smoke detector testing services ensures the safety of your home. As a home owner, it is an obligation to ensure smoke detector maintenance is upheld. Smoke detectors must be replaced every 10 years and checked routinely to ensure they are functioning correctly. The frequency of these tests is dependent on the nature and location of your home.
Metropolitan Electrical Contractors has highly trained professionals, who undergo ongoing training to ensure they have the most up to date knowledge on codes and fault finding. We test smoke alarms in order to meet the AS 3786 standards for residential devices. We offer same day service, and at times, can even get to your door within an hour of your call*.