Smoke, Heat & Carbon Monoxide Alarms Billericay
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Welcome to TM Hughes & Son Electrical Services Ltd. We install Smoke, Heat & Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Billericay and the surrounding areas.
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Why Alarms Are Important
Smoke, Heat, and Carbon Monoxide alarms are extremely important in domestic & commercial buildings for several reasons:
The primary function of all the alarms is to protect lives. Fires can spread rapidly, and occupants might not have enough time to escape without early detection.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless gas that can cause severe health problems, including death if inhaled in large amounts. CO alarms can detect this gas and alert the house’s inhabitants before it reaches dangerous levels.
Early Detection & Warning
Smoke and heat alarms detect fire in its early stages, providing precious time for occupants to escape and for the fire service to respond before the fire grows out of control.
Carbon monoxide alarms alert residents to dangerous levels of CO, which is especially important as otherwise, individuals will not be aware of the increasing CO levels.
While these alarms protect lives, they also help minimise property damage by allowing for early intervention before fire damage becomes catastrophic.
In new build homes, homes that are extended and rented properties, installing alarms in homes is a legal requirement. This highlights their importance and means that property owners/developers could face penalties for failing to install them.
Many insurance companies offer lower premiums if homes have these safety devices. Furthermore, if a fire or carbon monoxide incident were to occur and no alarm was installed, it could potentially impact a homeowner’s insurance claim.
Peace of Mind
Lastly, knowing that a system in place will alert you to danger will bring you peace of mind.
Types Of Alarms
Smoke, Heat & Carbon Monoxide Alarms work differently and serve different purposes.
Smoke alarms are devices that detect smoke, an indicator of fire. They are usually disk-shaped and can be powered by a battery or wired directly into a building’s power supply with a battery backup.
There are two main types of smoke detectors, ionisation detectors, which are more sensitive to flaming fires, and photoelectric detectors, which are more sensitive to fires that are slow and smouldering.
Heat alarms, also known as heat detectors, are fire detection devices that respond to the thermal energy produced by a fire.
There are two main types Rate-of-rise detectors which respond when the temperature increases at a rapid rate, and fixed temperature detectors, which respond when a certain temperature threshold is reached.
These alarms are usually fitted in kitchens and garages where smoke alarms may give false alarms due to dust, steam, or exhaust fumes.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are designed to alert people to the presence of Carbon monoxide, a colourless, odourless, and tasteless gas produced by burning fuels like gas, oil, coal, and wood.
It’s often called the “silent killer” because it’s virtually undetectable without a CO alarm. When inhaled, CO interferes with the blood’s ability to carry oxygen, leading to symptoms like headaches, dizziness, weakness, nausea, and chest pain. High levels can be fatal.
It’s important to note that smoke, heat, and CO alarms are complementary systems designed to detect a different but potentially overlapping aspect of a home safety threat.
Many modern homes install a combination of these alarms to ensure complete coverage and safety.
Please contact us for a free, no-obligation quote for Smoke, Heat and Carbon Monoxide Alarm fitting.
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