Just as you look after your health and wellbeing, maintaining the fire safety equipment and devices on your premises is essential to ensure comfortable, secure living and working environments. The best smoke alarm testing Victoria has to offer is delivered by the team here at Jim’s Fire Safety. We believe in strictly adhering to the rules and regulations that apply to this industry because we appreciate that they are there to ultimately save lives, businesses and homes.
Professional Smoke Alarm Testing in Victoria
Our professional services were developed following the prevailing laws and guidelines, and our specialist testers stay fully informed and up to date with any changes that apply year by year. Owners, occupants, workers and visitors all benefit from the presence of smoke alarms. That said, diligent maintenance is required to achieve the greatest standards of protection.
There are countless ways that smoke alarms can become compromised by their environments and there are unavoidable issues such as spent batteries to take into consideration, too. Monthly testing is ideal, but those that even commit to six-monthly or yearly testing stand to also benefit.
How to Know if Your Smoke Alarm is Defective
If you have never engaged the services of smoke alarm testing professionals your Melbourne property may be at risk if a fire starts. Plenty of people assume that once they have a fire alarm in place that it will last them a lifetime. The truth is that they will expire and the batteries they require will run out, which can leave your property compromised.
Occupants or workers that have heard the smoke alarm sound but believed that it was low, compared to others should take this as their prompt to have it tested. Fire alarms are always pitched very high since they are often needed to wake people from a deep sleep in other areas of the home. If your alarm emits a weak sound, it needs professional attention immediately.
While it does not mean that it is defective, a smoke alarm that is located in an area of the property that is simply wrong will be ineffective. There are specific areas recommended for the placement of your smoke alarm, if they are not in place, then you are at risk but also may be in breach of the law. The absence of smoke alarms that you thought were in place is also something that should be of concern and needs immediate attention.
The Mobile Service That Delivers Results
When you want to see quick results delivered by a team that never put the quality of their work or inspections second, our team is the ideal choice. We are mobile and our friendly team will respond quickly and set up an appointment to suit your schedule.
We strive daily to bring the highest standards for smoke alarm testing to our Victoria residents and business owners. Call us today and benefit from our 150 years of combined experience.
Are you aware of the compliance regulations regarding the installation, testing and maintenance of smoke alarms in Melbourne and Victoria? The regulations regarding smoke alarms vary from state to state.
However, in Victoria, all residential properties must adhere to the following conditions:
- Mains powered alarms (with a battery back-up) are required in buildings constructed after 1 August 1997.
- Boarding houses must have hard-wired smoke alarms.
- Testing and maintenance of the alarms must be completed according to the AS 3786.
While many property owners are up to speed with their need to have smoke alarms installed in their properties, many are not aware of their obligations regarding ensuring those alarms are regularly tested and maintained to ensure they are fully functional at all times.
Having a smoke alarm in place isn’t enough to satisfy building regulations and ensure the safety of inhabitants. Property owners must take it upon themselves to test all smoke alarms in the property, immediately replacing batteries or repairing as needed.
Jim’s Fire Safety – Your Smoke Alarm Testing Experts
Simply pressing the button on a smoke alarm isn’t enough to test its use. Smoke alarms undergo wear and tear, and their reliability and functionality can fade over time due to exposure to grease, dirt, grime and of course, smoke. Their range and capabilities in terms of detection can decrease as a result, meaning that they can sound much later during a fire. These valuable minutes lost due to delays in smoke detection can be the difference between safety and injury – between life and death.
Don’t take any risks with smoke alarm safety. Landlords, property managers and owners right across Melbourne trust Jim’s Fire Safety to manage their smoke alarm testing requirements. We help you to keep tenants and employees safe and ensuring that you can stay compliant with fire safety regulations.
We recommend that smoke alarms are tested monthly, but they need to legally tested at least once a year or between tenancies. By acquiring the services of the Jim’s Fire Safety team, you can rest assured with the peace of mind that all smoke alarms on your property are being fully tested by expert technicians at agreed intervals.
Your Smoke Alarm Maintenance Call
When Jim’s Fire Safety, the leading experts in smoke alarm testing Victoria wide arrive on-site at your property, you can expect a full and thorough inspection of each and every smoke alarm on your property.
Our technicians perform all necessary checks required to meet AS 3786 standards and record full details and results of every test so that you can provide proof of inspections to safety authorities. We’ll contact you directly to advise on any upgrades, replacements parts or repairs needed too and organise these for you.
Smoke alarm testing need never be your concern. You can rest assured that this property maintenance requirement is in expert hands with Jim’s Fire Safety.
Enjoy Complete Peace of Mind with Jim’s Fire Safety
Our services extend beyond smoke alarm testing to include a wide range of property safety services. You can rely on our team for fire extinguisher testing, fire hose reel testing, fire blanket testing, emergency and exit lighting testing, safety switch testing, electrical testing and even data management. We also provide a range of property management services to help you meet all building codes in Victoria and protect your property and tenants.
Interested in any of our services? Get your free quick quote online today via our website or use the contact us form to reach out with any queries or specific requests. We’re here to help you keep your property safe.
Jim’s Fire Safety specialises in fire safety protection for homes & workplaces around Australia. We offer a variety of services such as smoke alarm testing and fire extinguisher testing to ensure you are safe if a fire does occur. Browse our website further or contact us to learn more.