Fire safety is one issue many householders take for granted.
If they test the smoke detector and the alarm works, they assume it will save their lives in the event of a fire.
They should think again. A key aspect of fire safety is the type of alarm fitted, where it is located and if it is appropriate to the building.
Sharpe-ERS are leaders in home electrical safety and can advise on the best detectors and alarms for each situation. Our expert technicians can supply and fit the latest fire detection products.
The MFS says most fire-related deaths result from victims inhaling toxic fire gases rather than coming into direct contact with flame or exposure to heat.
This underlines how correctly locating smoke alarms will guarantee a vital early-warning signal.
Another crucial consideration is exactly where and how residents will exit a building that is on fire.
The end of daylight saving on April 3 is the perfect time for householders to review their entire fire safety system and formulate an escape route from their building in the event of a fire – plus check/replace smoke alarm [backup] batteries.