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Smoke Alarm Testing & Servicing On the Gold Coast

Smoke Alarms Testing & Maintenance Services

The objective of smoke alarms is to detect smoke and warn people in the event of fire. A fire alarm system must be activated and in good working condition to ensure protection of your family in the event of a fire.

Also, most smoke alarms are powered by a battery. We can’t predict when the battery is going to die, that is why they need to be checked regularly with regular smoke alarm testing.

Smoke alarms save lives and that’s why at The 99 People we insist and recommend to test, complete a smoke alarm service and change batteries at least once a year.

At The 99 People we are experts in smoke alarm testing and we work in home and businesses across the Gold Coast. We’ll take care of your smoke alarm testing and servicing all around the Gold Coast and suburbs.

SMOKE ALARMS & RCD TESTING SERVICES

Smoke Alarms and RCD Testing - Packages to Suit Your Needs

Each household have its own needs. At The 99 People we have designed four different packages that will suit most households. If you are unsure of which option to choose – contact us and we will customise a solution for you.
  • Inspect smoke alarms to ensure they are active
    Test smoke alarms with "real" smoke
    Ensure smoke alarms are note not in dead areas
    Clean smoke alarms sensor
    Replace smoke alarms batteries
    Full compliance report of all services
    Test Safety Switch at switchboard
    Time test & record results
  • Smoke Alarms Standard
    Smoke Alarms
    Single Storey House
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  • Smoke Alarms Standard Plus
    Smoke Alarms
    Double Storey House
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  • Smoke Alarms Premium
    Smoke Alarms + RCD
    Single Storey House
  • Smoke Alarms Premium Plus
    Smoke Alarms + RCD
    Double Storey House
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Smoke Alarms
Single Storey House
black badge with price of $139 for standard plus smoke alarm service
Smoke Alarms
Double Storey House

When Should I Service My Smoke Alarm?

We recommend that you service your smoke alarm regularly – typically once every six months (or more frequently, depending on usage). In addition, it’s important to replace your batteries once per year or whenever they start to run low. This will help ensure that your fire detector is always operational and ready for action if needed. 

⚠️ QLD Smoke Alarm Regulations

Queensland smoke alarm legislation has recently changed. 

If you are selling a house in Queensland, you must comply with the new Queensland smoke alarm laws. If you don’t, then the buyer can penalise you .15% of the contract price at settlement. 

If you are a landlord, then you must comply by the next lease renewal from 1-1-22 or before a new lease commences from 1-1-22. 

The requirements are:  

  • All Queensland dwellings must have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms and hallways that connect bedrooms.
  • Smoke alarms older than 10 years must be replaced.
  • Faulty smoke alarms must be immediately replaced.
  • Any smoke alarm fitted after 1st January 2017 must be photoelectric and compliant with Australian Standard 3786-2014. 

SMOKE ALARMS SERVICE

Do You Own a Rental Property?

As you may already know, Landlords are required by law to test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling at least once every 12 months. The smoke alarms that do not operate when tested must be replaced immediately.

The 99 People smoke alarms testing and maintenance services will provide you with a full compliance report for rental properties to ensure you comply with the law, and you have the compliance report to prove it.

If you have other services that you need done in your property, such as pest control or air conditioning cleaning we can offer discounts for packages of different services.

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IMPORTANCE OF SMOKE ALARMS

Why Use Photoelectric Smoke Alarms?

Photoelectric smoke alarms are an important safety tool for any home or business. They protect from smoke and heat detection and are a vital early warning system for fires.  

Photoelectric smoke alarms take advantage of light-scattering technology that is highly sensitive to smoke particles, making them much faster and more reliable than traditional detectors. These smoke alarms can detect smoke quickly and sound an alarm if smoke concentrations exceed the pre-set levels, allowing people plenty of time to leave their homes in the case of a fire.  

This technology is also safer than its traditional counterparts as it uses less electricity, meaning less chance of false alarms from cooking or other activities. In short, photoelectric smoke alarms offer superior protection against fires while still being energy efficient – making them a must-have for anyone looking to ensure their family’s wellbeing. 

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How to Know if Your Smoke Alarm is Defective

Smoke alarms are essential for safety, but if a smoke alarm is defective, it can be dangerous. Therefore, it is important that you verify that smoke alarms are working properly regularly. To do this, you should test smoke alarms at least once a month by pressing the test button and listening to the alarm to ensure it is loud and clear. If the smoke alarm does not sound when tested, then replace it immediately with a new smoke alarm and check its expiration date to be sure.

Additionally, smoke alarms should be replaced when they reach their expected lifetime of around 8-10 years. Keep in mind that smoke alarms installed in kitchens or near bathrooms may need to be replaced more frequently due to potential exposure to steam and cooking smoke during everyday activities.

By following these steps, you can ensure that any smoke alarms within your home are working correctly, so you can rest assured that your family is safe from fire hazards. 

RCD TESTING SERVICES

Safety Switches (RCD) Testing Services

The same way smoke alarms protect you in case of fire, RCDs exist to prevent electrocutions.

An RCD (residual current device ) also known as a Safety Switch is an electrical device that is designed to immediately switch off the power supply when it detects an electricity leak. Their objective is to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire – or operate a faulty appliance or power tool.

RCDs can also provide some protection against electrical fires.

Many people are not aware of the importance of testing RCD’s. This is often overlooked. However, a malfunctioning RCD can lead to an accident that can be fatal.

TESTIMONIALS

What our clients say

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Other Services We Offer

The 99 People can take care of all services in just one visit. Save time managing multiple appointments and save money as discounts are offered for multiple services booked at the same address.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s recommended that you install Photoelectric Smoke Alarm as they sense slower, smoky fire, for example an electrical fire that starts within your walls.
You are required by law to test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling at least once every 12 months. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) recommends smoke alarms are to be tested once a month. To test a smoke alarm, press the ‘test’ button. Cleaning should be done according to the manufacturer’s instructions, which is usually vacuuming. Smoke alarms that do not operate when tested must be replaced immediately.
Smoke alarms that are installed or replaced after the 1 May 2017 must comply with Australian Standard. Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago must be replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms which comply with Australian Standards (AS) 3786-2014. (Note: the date should be stamped on the back). It is also recommended that: Smoke alarms be either hardwired or Powered by a non-removable 10-year battery; and Ionisation smoke alarms be replaced with photoelectric type as soon as possible. Queensland legislation now specifies that all new and renovated dwellings must install interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms; with all other homeowners – including property rentals, guesthouse and bed and breakfast operators – required to comply by 2022.
Landlords are responsible for the installation of smoke alarms that comply with new Smoke Alarm legislation, introduced on 1 January 2017. The regulations stipulate that smoke alarms are to be installed on every level of the property and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance. Within 30 days before the start of a tenancy in a domestic dwelling, the lessor/landlord must test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling. During a tenancy in a domestic dwelling, the tenant must test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling, at least once every 12 months. Queensland legislation now specifies that all new and renovated dwellings must install interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms; with all other homeowners – including property rentals, guesthouse and bed and breakfast operators – required to comply by 2022.
Research by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council indicates that photoelectric smoke alarms provide the best detection across a range of fires and are more likely to alert occupants in time to escape safely. For both flaming fires and smouldering fires, photoelectric smoke alarms are more likely to alert occupants in time to escape safely.
Your smoke detector might start beeping – a sign that you need to replace the batteries – or, a green light will go off or turn red. Your smoke detector might just sound an alarm that won’t turn off until you yank it down from the ceiling and disconnect the bad battery.

The test button causes a reflective material to go in front of the light emitting eiode (LED), causing light to scatter throughout the sensing chamber similarly to the way smoke particles would. This tests the unit completely, not just the battery.
SAFETY NOTE: Never test your smoke alarm with real smoke!

Photoelectric smoke alarms are less likely to false alarm. There are five main reasons that smoke alarms would activate for no apparent reason.

They are near or past their ten-year life.

The backup battery requires replacement.

The wrong type of smoke alarm has been selected for the location.

They have a build-up of dust, insects or other particulates.

They are in the wrong location (e.g. too close to cooking fumes from the kitchen or steam from the shower).

More information on smoke alarms is available at https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/smokealarms

Test your units regularly, at least once a month. Regular testing with the “Test” button helps ensure that your alarm has a reliable power source. Smoke alarms that do not operate when tested must be replaced immediately.

All new homes or units and substantially renovated homes or units that are subject to a building application submitted from 1 January 2017, will require the installation of hardwired, photoelectric interconnected smoke alarms… Read more

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