MAINS SMOKE ALARMS
Since 1992, building regulations have required that at least one smoke alarm, wired directly to the mains, is installed in every new property. It is believed that many people living in new build houses and apartments, are relying upon smoke alarms, which could be in effect many years overdue for replacement.
Mains smoke alarms need to be replaced every ten years, to ensure that they continue to operate successfully. Gunwharf Quays houses and apartments, now fall in to this category.
Buying and fitting smoke alarms, and ensuring they are carefully and properly maintained, could give you those precious few minutes in which to make your escape safely.
To keep your smoke alarm in good working order, you should :
Test it once a month, by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds
Clean your smoke alarm once every three months, using the soft brush of your vacuum cleaner. This will ensure you remove any dust and insects.