Regular smoke alarm testing and maintenance are super important for the safety of your home and family.
First and foremost, smoke alarms are your first line of defence against fires. They’re like a guardian that watches over you while you sleep or go about your day.
When they detect smoke, they sound the alarm, giving you precious time to escape. But what if they don’t work when you need them? That’s why testing is crucial.
Additionally, smoke alarms have a lifespan, typically around ten years. NSW regulations require homeowners to replace their smoke alarms every ten years to ensure they use up-to-date technology.
NSW regulations also mandate that all residential properties, including rental properties, install working smoke alarms.
These alarms must be located in the right spots, typically near bedrooms and common pathways. It’s not just about having them; they need to be functional.