Smoke alarms don't last forever, and they often fail when you least expect it. When yours do and you're looking for a well-priced, reliable smoke alarm replacement contractor in a hurry, rely on the local service professionals at Smoke Alarmed.
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We've been replacing smoke alarms for years on the Sunshine Coast, and are already the trusted smoke alarm electrician in hundred of homes across the region.
Not many people are aware that all smoke alarms expire when they are 10 years old. Studies have shown that the effectiveness and reliability of smoke alarms rapidly decrease after this time, and therefore should be replaced.
Furthermore, many smoke alarms fail earlier than their 10 year expiry date too. If your smoke alarms are intermittently false alarming or chirping, this may be a sign your alarms are on their way and need replacing.
If you're not sure how old your smoke alarms are, or want to get your problematic alarms checked out, just get in touch. We'll come to visit you free of charge to inspect your alarms. With no call out fee and on-time guaranteed arrival, it's a great opportunity to get some peace of mind with your smoke alarms. If any of your alarms need attention, we'll always provide you with a fixed upfront quote for your consideration.
Perhaps you have some of the older ionisation type smoke alarms and you've heard about the newer, more effective photoelectric alarms. We can help there too.
Smoke alarms are often a neglected piece of equipment and many people only pay attention to them when they start giving them problems.
In whatever capacity we can assist with smoke alarm replacements or repairs, reach out to us today to organise a visit with one of our friendly electricians. Let's get your Sunshine Coast home fire safe!
No, there's no call out fee. It costs you nothing for us to visit you. Thereafter, we price our services 'by the specific job' and not by the hour. Once we visit you, you will always be given a fixed up front quote before any work starts so there are no surprises.
One of our core services is upgrading the older ionisation type smoke alarms to the newer, safer photoelectric smoke alarms (which will alert you quicker in the event of a fire). Of course, being licensed electricians, we're equipped to replace faulty mains powered smoke alarms and work on your wiring, replace faulty 9-volt and lithium battery powered smoke alarms, repair smoke alarms (if possible) before we consider replacement, replacement of heat alarms, just to name a few.
We don't have an hourly rate but price all of our services 'by the individual task'.
Quality 9-volt battery powered photoelectric smoke alarms can be replaced from $66 each and mains powered photoelectric smoke alarms can be replaced from $118 each (labour and GST inclusive). We'll always provide an upfront quote for your approval before any work starts, however.
We service all Sunshine Coast QLD suburbs between Beerwah in the North, to Noosa Heads in the South, and West our to Montville and Maleny. If you're unsure if we service your area, reach out to us today.
By 1st January 2022, all QLD properties being sold or rented will be required to have mains powered or 10-year-lithium battery powered photoelectric smoke alarms installed in every bedroom and outside the bedrooms in the corridors, and all alarms will need to be interconnected with each other (when one alarm sounds, all alarms sound). All owner-occupied homes in QLD will be required to meet this standard by no later than 1st January 2027. If you need more information on the incoming QLD Smoke Alarm Legislation, reach out to us today.
Photoelectric smoke alarms are the recommended type of smoke alarm to have in your home as they sense fires earlier, however bear in mind they will still need to be replaced when they reach 10 years of age. Additionally, from time to time, your photoelectric smoke alarms may increasingly false-alarm, chirp or become a nuisance. If this is the case, let's organise a convenient time for us to visit you, run some tests on them and figure out a plan of attack to the get the issue sorted.
The majority of the smoke alarms we see in our daily travels are the 9-volt battery powered smoke alarms, whether they be the ionisation type or the photoelectric type. Just like any smoke alarm, these models need to be replaced when they are 10 years old, or perhaps sooner if they start to give you troubles. If your 9-volt battery powered smoke alarms need replacement, perhaps consider upgrading to either mains powered alarms or 10-year-life lithium battery powered alarms. Contact us today for a quote!
10-year-life lithium battery powered smoke detectors are becoming increasingly popular as they don't contain a replaceable 9 volt battery which you need to remember replacing each and every year. Like the smoke detectors above, they too need replacing when they are 10 years old. These types of smoke detectors will still alert you with a 'chirp' when the 10-year lithium battery is running low (hopefully that's after 10 years), however don't just rely on this to notify you when the detectors needs replacing. Instead, remove your smoke detector from its base and check the date code on the back. If your detector is 10 years older than the manufacturing date stamped on the back, you will need to get it replaced to ensure your smoke detectors are working in the manner to which they are intended.
Faults with smoke alarms can include:
* Chirping/beeping faults (these are the most common)
* Intermittent false alarming for no reason (also very common and sometimes fixable)
* The smoke alarm is broken and doesn't stay clipped to its base (plastic clips can often break)
* The test button is not working on the smoke alarm
* The smoke alarm being way too sensitive to minor temperature variances, cooking smoke and humidity from bathrooms and laundries
* The smoke alarm continuing to chirp after a new battery has been installed
At Smoke Alarmed, we've seen it all. If you feel your smoke alarm is faulty, we're local to you on the Sunshine Coast and are ready to help. Contact us today!
A beeping or chirping smoke alarm is the worst, isn't it? And you probably know too well, smoke alarms don't wait for a convenient time to let their presence be known 😂. The majority of beeping/chirping smoke alarm faults we see are a result of insect ingress in the smoke alarm. Oftentimes, this build up of insects, dust and debris inside the sensing chamber can be cleaned out thoroughly by one of our smoke alarm experts so your smoke alarms function normally again. External electrical influences may also adversely affect smoke alarms causing them to beep and chirp (i.e. some solar panel inverters have been known to affect smoke alarms, off-peak tariffs, ceiling fan controllers, sensor lights, and power glitches/spikes/transient voltages are a common cause of faults as well). In other cases though, an internal electronics issue is the cause (inside the smoke alarm), which in many cases, is not repairable, and thus replacement of the smoke alarm is the most viable option. Let us know how we can help with the assessment, repair or replacement of your smoke alarm in your Sunshine Coast home.
Not many homeowners and tenants know that smoke alarms have an expiry date. They incorrectly assume that as long as a new battery is installed in their smoke alarm(s) from time to time, it will continue working and be effective in alerting them to a fire. All smoke alarms need replacement when they reach 10 years of age. Many smoke alarms test for smoke (or self test) every 40 seconds give or take, so over a 10 year lifespan, that alarm has been through a whopping 7,884,000 testing cycles! The electronics inside a smoke alarm wear out over time and studies have shown that after 10 years, a smoke alarm becomes less effective in identifying and alerting you to smoke in a timely manner. Have your smoke alarms checked today by Smoke Alarmed. We'll drive out to visit you at no charge (we don't charge a call out fee) and we'll inspect your smoke alarms and check their expiry date. If they need replacing, we'll provide you with a fixed upfront quote for your approval before any work starts.
We've found mains powered smoke alarms to be the most stable and reliable type of alarm, however they don't function perfectly every time and are not without their drawbacks. Being hard-wired and connected to the electricity grid, mains powered smoke alarms are susceptible to false alarming from 'electrical noise', spikes or glitches on the electrical supply feeding them. Some modern alarms have electrical noise filters built into their electronics which can help. If your mains powered smoke alarm is playing up, we have the knowledge and expertise to help!
We price everything we do 'by the task' and not by the hour before we even pick up a tool. When you choose Smoke Alarmed, you'll always know the full price for your smoke alarms in advance so there are no nasty surprises and you stay in complete control. #nobillshock 😲
We're a small team of licensed, local Sunshine Coast electricians who are smoke alarm installation, repair and testing experts. We're specialists in the field and what we don't know about smoke alarms isn't worth knowing. Rely on our knowledge and experience to recommend the most appropriate smoke alarm system for your home.
Replacing smoke alarms is what we do all day, every day so you'll often see us travelling between jobs all across the Sunshine Coast.
We replace smoke alarms in Caloundra, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Buderim, Sippy Downs, Glenview, Baringa, Peregian Springs, Peregian Beach, Coolum Beach, Palmview, Glenview, Mooloolah Valley, Beerwah, Yandina, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Beach and all surrounding areas. Pretty much, if you live in any Sunshine Coast suburb, chances are we service it!
We're happy to help in any way we can!
We're local Sunshine Coast electricians who are fastidious smoke alarm specialists. With over 18 years experience in testing, repairing and replacing smoke alarms, and a deep-rooted intent to improve home safety, you can rely on us to provide thorough smoke alarm installation, testing and repair services across the Sunshine Coast QLD region. Our utmost priority is the safety of you and your family and we refuse to cut corners when it comes to electrical and fire safety. Smoke alarms save lives, so like hundreds of other Sunshine Coast families, rely on the specialist knowledge and expertise of the smoke alarm specialists at Smoke Alarmed!
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Address: PO Box 1414, Maroochydore QLD 4558
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