Why you should have a smoke alarm installed

Having a working smoke alarm in your house is important, especially for situations when you might not be there to spot the problem! Your smoke alarm is your main preventative measure against fires that might happen in your home. Fires can spread in a matter of minutes once it starts, and one of the main dangers associated with the hazard is the smoke, which can make potentially make people unconscious. This is a concerning factor if you happen to be asleep in the middle of the night.

Smoke from fires can cause a number of long term health concerns. It also has immediate impact, with your vision being impaired and making the surrounding very difficult to breathe in- which combined gives the potential of losing consciousness. Smoke clogs the lungs, making people disoriented. Another hazard from fires is the heat it produces. The heat generated is very hot, and accelerates the speed of fires spreading. It can also impact the items in your home, by causing objects to melt, smolder or even burst into flames.

Escaping from fires are very dangerous, and often unpractical. As outlined above, smoke can often exacerbate conditions for people, and the heat can cause distress and create physical obstacles making escape routes unreliable.

The cause of a fire can be due to many things. Most issues arise from lack of attention that could potentially cause fires. Other examples include smoking a cigarette and not put out properly, burning candles, faulty wiring or appliances that are not working properly. Never install any electrical wiring yourself, call in the professional electricians in Sydney from Electrician To The Rescue. Remember to avoid unlicensed tradesmen when it comes to installing wiring or appliances in your home; always call the professionals. The technicians from Electrician To The rescue are fully trained, skilled and insured electricians in Sydney. Have your wiring checked every as often as you can, as faults in electrical wiring can occur from lack of maintenance or natural causes. We’ve even had instances where mice have chewed through wires over time!

The technicians from Electrician To The Rescue can install smoke alarms for you, in your home, office or work place. Call us on 1800 893 218, or click here to book a job online!

Smoke alarms save lives!