Don't ever underestimate the importance of Smoke Alarms or scrimp on their maintenence. Since 1997 it has been law, under the Building Code of Australia (BCA), to install mains powered smoke alarms by a qualified electrician in new properties and any existing properties that have undergone significant renovations.
From 1 October 2009 mains powered smoke alarms must be fitted in all existing residential buildings prior to sale and when a new tenancy agreement is signed for rental properties. If there are no tenancy changes in rental properties, then mains powered smoke alarms must be fitted by 1 October 2011. This is a quick and often inexpensive job and our electricians can upgrade your system in a small amount of time.
While mains powered smoke alarms are the preferred alternative, smoke alarms with a non-removable ten year battery life are permitted in dwellings where the construction of the building does not permit a space to conceal the wiring and there is no other suitable alternative location or where mains power supply is not available.
If your smoke alarms do not meet these requirments you can be issued with fines of up to $5,000 for non- compliance.
Call our electricians now at WA Electrical and Antennas to ensure the safety of your property, we can sort a problem like this quickly and without huge cost. remember the safety of you and your family or your tenants is not worth the risk.