Does your smoke alarm always need a battery replacement? You then have to hunt through your home, trying to find a battery to fit.
You don’t have one though. So what happens then?
Your smoke alarm sits there without a battery.
It’s unable to work until you remember to get a battery when you go shopping.
If a fire broke out then, it wouldn’t be able to warn you. But owning a smoke alarm doesn’t have to be like this.
So, what are the alternatives?
Here are two types of alarm that we suggest instead:
A Long Life Battery Smoke Alarm
The 10-year Sealed Smoke Alarm, does just as its name suggests. They come with a long life battery already installed, which you’ll never need to replace.
After the 10 years is up, you should be thinking about replacing your smoke alarm anyway.
All you need to do is fix it to the ceiling, and check it once a week to make sure it’s still working.
The alarm is still loud, so you don’t need to worry about not hearing the device either.
There is also not much difference in the price of these, compared to your standard smoke alarm.
A Mains Powered Smoke Alarm
This option will give you peace of mind that your smoke alarm will always have power.
“But what if there’s a power cut?”
I knew that’s what you were thinking.
Well, they all come with a battery to keep you protected on a dark stormy night when the power goes off. You have the option of whether you buy one with a standard battery you have to replace, or a long life battery.
And if you have more than one, you could have them linked, meaning they all sound if one detects a fire.
You do need to get an electrician to fit them, and remember these too need replacing every 10 years.
Peace Of Mind
So now you haven’t got to worry about the First Alert smoke alarm battery replacement.
And as they are both sealed units, you don’t have to worry about tampering.
For a landlord, the benefit of these is that a tenant can’t take the batteries out of the unit.
That means you are keeping both your tenants and your property safe from the dangers of a fire.
Just imagine that, 10 years of not having to replace a smoke alarm battery
Now doesn’t that sound good?