Commercial & Domestic CO Smoke Alarm Installation London
If you are thinking of renting out a property, please investigate the new legislation that all domestic landlords must comply with to meet current regulations. The legislation is contained in the Housing Act 2004 and includes: failure to comply with an improvement notice and/or failing to license Houses of Multiple Occupation - failing to comply with HMO regulations or without a minimum Energy Performance Certificate or an Electrical Installation Condition Report will result in potential fines.
*Quote: Letting a licensable HMO without a valid licence is an offence. It can result in a fine of up to £20,000. This applies to a person having control or managing the property. Landlords who operate a licensable HMO without a licence may also, in certain cases, have to repay rent. According to the Royal Borough of Greenwich council, four local landlords have each been issued with a £10,000 civil penalty for failing to apply for a licence, making £40,000 in total.
The financial penalties if not complied with can be severe, which comes as no surprise! Serviceteam Ltd perform EPC’s, EICR’s testing as well as any electrical installations or repairs required at your property.
All domestic Landlords have a duty of care to their tenants to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
Smoke alarms/CO detectors should be evident in every rented property. We are often asked, where should they be installed? Bearing in mind smoke and hot air rises, so as a general guide, inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the property plus the basement.
What's included in this service?
Serviceteam supplies and installs domestic 10-year long life smoke and CO alarms. These alarms have sealed-in lithium batteries, which last for 10 years, giving you peace of mind.
Our alarms have a no un-authorised removal of the battery and a tamper-free design feature, making our alarms a safe and economical safety choice. They are perfect for landlords and rented properties. We look forward to receiving your call to book your installation!
Act now, don’t delay if you’re thinking of installing a smoke alarm at home or in a rented property?
Are Landlords legally required to install alarms?
New legislation requires all domestic landlords to ensure all floors within a property are served by a working smoke alarm. Also, in a number of situations it is recommended that CO alarm/s are installed to protect against carbon monoxide leaks.
Why should we all be concerned about Carbon Monoxide?
Protecting your family or tenants against carbon monoxide is one of our top priorities, to find out why visit Be Alarmed.
How to protect against the risks of Carbon Monoxide poisoning?
To keep your home safe, it’s recommended that all your gas appliances are checked every year through an annual boiler service. Always instal CO alarms where appropriate!
What's not included in this service?
What will it cost ?
We charge a fixed price of £45.00 + VAT to supply and install a smoke or CO alarm if we are already on site completing an Annual boiler service or Gas Safety Certificate. Simply book one of those services and confirm on booking how many alarms you would like installed.
If however you would like to install Smoke or CO alarms during an independent visit please find our rates below.
For more information about Carbon Monoxide and Gas leaks repairs contact our office and speak to one of our maintenance advisors.
Think about your living and sleeping quarters if a fire breaks out above or below them you need to be warned immediately. Question: will the current/condition of the alarms achieve that objective?
CO Alarms: Regulations recommend that CO alarms are provided by landlord’s in every room a gas appliance is fitted. This is also a requirement if you have a wood burning or multi fuel stove.
CO is a silent killer, it is odourless, colourless, and tasteless and without warning can strike with dire consequences. It is completely undetectable without the help of an alarm!
Headaches - Nausea - Vomiting - Dizziness - Breathlessness - Chest/stomach pains - Impaired vision, are all associated with CO poisoning!
Even if you are not a landlord the safety of your family is something you cannot ignore or cut corners on. We all have our own level of ‘acceptable’ risk. The perception is if the risks are lower than the consequences, then shortcuts are usually taken. In this instance the risk is high (fire/poisoning) and hopefully landlords and householders will behave in a responsible way to avoid any fatalities. Get your smoke/CO alarms assessed, replaced, or newly installed by Serviceteam Ltd. Our smoke detector alarms come with lithium batteries with a life expectancy in the region of 10 years. A CO alarm unit, in the region of 5 - 7 years. Call now if you need assistance/advice with alarm installation or use our online booking process to book an appointment.
Additional Safety Services
Along with the provision and installation of CO and Smoke alarms, serviceteam Ltd. offers numerous other safety services including:
What will it cost?
We charge a fixed price of £45.00 + VAT to supply and install a smoke or CO alarm if we are already on site completing an annual boiler service or Gas Safety Certificate. Book one of these services and confirm how many alarms you would like installed.
However, if you would like your Smoke or CO alarms installed not in conjunction with a boiler service or gas safety certificate (or both) please see our rates below.
For more information about Carbon Monoxide and Gas leak repairs contact our office and speak to a team member.
Things to Consider When Selecting an Alarm
Well, there are many devices available at different prices. Remember these devices save lives, so make sure they conform to British Standards. There will be lots of copies, imitations and low-grade ones out there so be careful when making your selection.
A few things to consider:
Why Serviceteam Ltd
Fixed And Fair Prices
We like to feel our prices are competitive. Price is important but expertise and experience is just as important. If you want all three, then call serviceteam Ltd. You won’t be disappointed, that’s a promise! We work on a fair and fixed prices basis. If we are unable to identify the fault within the first half-hour, we will, as a good will gesture, not charge you for the visit.
Rapid ResponseThis is characterised by serviceteam Ltd responding within a short interval of time to attend to your needs. This comes under our emergency services response when time is of the essence. Call us and we will endeavor to be with you within hours of placing your call, fully prepared to begin work.
Professionalism and Years of Experience
Serviceteam Ltd professionalism is based on our tradespeople and head office teams adhering to a set of standards, a code of conduct which portrays accepted practice within a particular trade area. We acknowledge this important fact and demand our tradespeople and head office team deliver a high-quality service with the utmost dedication that meets your expectations. Our friendly head office team is available 24/7 to manage your concerns.
No matter how reliable the service is, it all comes down to customer feedback regarding the experience they’ve received. Feedback is a tool that builds a company’s reputation, we do our best to ensure every customer is satisfied. If you’ve not used us before and want reassurance, then please access the customer reviews on our Checkatrade and Trustpilot platforms. We hope this will help you decide.
Contact Us Today
No matter what the task, be it a repair, replacement, refurbishment or any maintenance service, our expert team of tradespeople are available 24/7.
As we aim to provide you the best services at competitive prices. We do not charge for:
Charges for the following will apply
What you Get
We offer our services all across London 24/7 with coverage outside Greater London. Call and ask if we cover your postcode.
Q: What is the Optimum Protection in a Property?
A: You will always be at risk if you’ve not installed any smoke or CO alarms in your property. Therefore, installing appliances able to detect smoke or potentially dangerous gases is of paramount importance. We recommend having smoke detectors installed on every floor of your property.
Q:When is the right time to replace my alarms?
A: Although alarms may get damaged due to various factors over time (especially if portable). Regular checks and changing the battery when alerted to do so will give many years of trouble-free protection. The older the alarm the more susceptible the sensors become. So, something to bear in mind. Always check with the manufacturer/distributor for further information.
Q: What level of CO activates the alarm?
A: The amount of CO causing the alarm to trip varies, as does the ‘trip’ time. See below a range of times and CO levels that will trip an alarm.
1 A fixed price
2 We'll speak to your tenant
3 Checked free with Annual Gas Certificate
4 We'll aim to get there the same day
5 We're always on call
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A member of the team will always contact you, to discuss the service in advance of our visit
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If not now but certainly in the future you’re likely to have something in your home or premises that needs repairing or replacing? When you do we have various ways we can approach your job;
Serviceteam completes so many jobs during a year that we can often provide you with a fixed price for the works without attending Other jobs require am enquiry to be raised, so we can compile a quotation. Any photos provided will help us to assess requirements. If your project is large or complex, we will assign one of our qualified engineers to visit and prepare a detailed quotation. Alternatively, you can select serviceteam’s Pay by Time option, certainly if you have an emergency or a “to do” list made up of one or several minor jobs. When on site our engineer will appraise the works required and give an indication of how long the works are expected to take. If we are unable to complete the works within the first visit due to the need for extra time or materials, then we will provide you with a fixed price quotation for the extended works for consideration and authorization before proceeding.
Enquiries can be logged through our website, email, WhatsApp or by calling 020 3538 7067.
What happens next?
When booking online the details of your job, including your preferred time slot/s will be sent to our scheduling department where within one working hour, scheduling will assign the appropriately qualified engineer to your job. You will also receive an alert via email confirming your appointment. You can view details of your job and see a photo of the engineer who will be visiting. If we are unable to accommodate your job at the time requested, due to high demands on our resources, we will be in touch with alternative dates.
Good to know about your deal?
If our tradesperson assesses your job and believes that the scope of the works need adjusting in terms of time/materials and price, they will seek you approval before the work begins.
How are tradespeople verified?
All our tradespeople have the relevant trade specific qualifications, have been rigorously screened and come under serviceteam’s insurance policies.
How do we charge?
At the point of booking your service we will log your preferred payment details card number etc. Payment will not be taken from your credit/debit card until the works have been completed, usually within 24 hours. Please note credit card transactions are limited to £150.00. maximum. A copy of your paid invoice and a job-sheet will be emailed to you when payment has been approved. Our dedicated Operations Team, based in London, are on call to discuss any current or future jobs as well as managing your project through to completion. If you prefer to pay with a different card to the one used when booking your appointment, please ask our trades person whilst on site to call the office and update your details.
How do refunds work?
You are eligible for a refund if you cancel within 14 days of booking or the job has not been started and is not within the cancellation time frame.
What if I want to cancel the appointment?
We understand that priorities and plans change, and you may need to rearrange/cancel your booking. Should this be the case please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary alterations to our work schedules. If we don’t receive enough notice of your cancellation or appointment rescheduling within the terms outlined below, then there is a possibility you will be charged a cancellation fee.
(1.) A charge of £10.00 (ten pounds) will be payable if the service is cancelled within 24 hours. (2.) If the scheduled appointment is cancelled within 12 hours (or less) a 50% charge of the booking fee will be applied (3.) If the appointment is cancelled when engineer arrives at the property (on the doorstep - photos and times will be provided) and within our texted 3-hour time slot the full booking fee will become payable. None of the above charges are profit items and only contribute to the cost of late cancellation/lost business.
Do I need to provide parking?
As you know parking in and around London can be problematic and extremely costly (depending on the area) if a parking space can be reserved for our engineer it would be appreciated and help increase efficiency of the service provided (no feeding meters etc or mobile app updating). The quote we have provided does not include the cost of parking and/or congestion charge which will be added to the final invoice (if applicable). Please inform your personal account manager if any special parking instructions like parking permit/free parking can be provided. For properties on the rim of the congestion zone and it is not possible for our engineer to attend without entering/clipping the charge zone, we may need to add the charge to the final bill ? Please check with your personal account manager in advance of your appointment if you’re not sure?