SMOKE ALARM TESTING

Are You and Your Family Safe in Case of Fire or Electrocution?

Smoke Alarms & RCD Testing are two services that you can’t miss. Contact The 99 People today and get that done!

SMOKE ALARMS SERVICE

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.

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.

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.
The 99 People Standard
Smoke Alarms
Single Storey House
The 99 People AC Standard Plus
Smoke Alarms
Double Storey House
The 99 People AC SA Premium
Smoke Alarms + RCD
Single Storey House
The 99 People AC SA Premium Plus
Smoke Alarms + RCD
Double Storey House

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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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.

Air Conditioning – 3

Deep Clean and Sanitised

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Internal and External treatment
Smoke Alarms – 3
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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 www.qfes.qld.gov.au/communitysafety/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