Smoke Alarms are the most commonly used device for detecting smoke and fires, and save lives and property.
Our licenced, experienced and friendly electricians are available for any domestic or commercial electrical services including smoke alarm installation and emergency lighting requirements – please contact us today.
“MFS, CFS & State Government are urging people to replace ageing smoke alarms which have an average effective lifespan of 10 years.” It is therefore important to upgrade smoke detectors at least every 10 years.
In South Australia smoke alarms have been compulsory in all homes since 2000.
Our Adelaide electricians have experience in hard-wired smoke alarm installation – to safeguard your home from the possibility of fire. Multiple interlinked ‘next generation’ smoke detector installations ensure maximum protection for your family, home or workplace.
There are a two main types of smoke detectors available as set out below – for different areas of a home or work environment. To avoid smoke detector false alarms, we help ensure you have them installed in the correct location.
Ionisation smoke alarms respond well to fast flaming fires, that give off little visible smoke.
Ionisation smoke detectors require a very low power to operate and traditionally have been the most regularly used residential smoke alarms. Ionisation smoke detectors are most effective for invisible particles of combustion such as those found in fast flaming, low smoke fires.
These contain a very small amount of radioactive material (Americium 241), producing charged particles, or ions. These ions are monitored and when particles given off in a fire enter, the action of these ions change, setting off the alarm. (Ionisation models shouldn’t be located too near a kitchen as they can be set of by cooking).
Photoelectric smoke alarms are best at detecting smoky and smouldering fires (often associated with visible smoke).
These contain a photo cell with an internal light source registering on this cell. When smoke enters and disturbs this set up the alarm triggers.
We recommend all smoke detectors have a lithium backup battery installed – as they have a life of around 6 years. However they should be tested every 6 months to ensure they are working.
Electrical Safety Service
A regular Electrical Service and Inspection will help you avoid dangerous and costly damage to your property.
A Sharpe Electrician will conduct:
- Visual, Electrical & Thermal Testing
- Appliance Safety & Usage Testing
- Switchboard/Meter Board Inspection
- House Electrical Systems Inspection
We recommend these checks be done every few years at your home & work.
Electrical Safety Service
Our comprehensive Electrical Safety Inspection – performed by a qualified electrician, are strongly recommended to evaluate the condition of your electrical system as appropriate – especially if:
Your house is more than 25 years old and has not had an inspection.
You have old wiring in your house.
You have any concerns about equipment that has been operating erratically, especially if appliances are more than 5 years old.
You are planning to invest in upgrading your electric system, enovations, or the addition a swimming pool equipment or solar power system
You are selling your property – providing reassurance to your prospective purchasers