CO & Smoke Alarm Installation

CO & Smoke Alarm Installation in London

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Commercial and Domestic CO Smoke Alarm Installers

The domestic rental market has in place a number of regulations contained within the Housing Act 2004 to safeguard the occupants of a property. Any landlord who fails to comply with these improvements can, in the event of a fire/heat accident, be liable for prosecution.

The legislation states that any electrical work, fire safety requirements, heat measures, and any heat/fire-related maintenance services must be up-to-date before a tenant/s takes up occupancy in any rented property. It’s important for landlords to be up to date with the ever-changing legislation to ensure protection for their tenants and the fabric of the property.

The number of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning incidents has increased in recent years. Therefore, all landlords must take appropriate measures/actions to eliminate the risks associated with CO. Since 2015; it has been an essential requirement for any room containing a solid fuel combustion appliance such as a coal fire or wood stove to have a CO smoke alarm installed. As of 1 October 2022, the CO alarm regulation has now been extended to all rooms containing a fixed combustion appliance of any fuel type. This edition highlights the importance of individuals’ safety and will significantly increase protection from CO poisoning and fire.

Fire safety must be taken seriously! Ensure your tenants and family are never at risk of faulty smoke/CO alarms. Protection can only be guaranteed if these lifesavers are regularly maintained and kept in top condition. Check that the alarm warning sound is clear, LOUD, and powerful to give you and everyone ample chance to exit the property when alerted to do so.
If a fire breaks out, you will know how effective your smoke alarm is because you will already be outside the property!

CO Alarms: Regulations recommend that CO alarms are provided by landlords 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 known as a silent killer; it is odourless, colourless, and tasteless and, without warning, can strike with fatal consequences, and it’s impossible to detect without a CO alarm!

Headaches – Nausea – Vomiting – Dizziness – Breathlessness – Chest/stomach pains – Impaired vision are all associated with CO poisoning!

Landlords and householders have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their families by taking proactive measures against smoke, fire, heat and CO poisoning. With modern technology and products, there are many ways in which one can protect their home and save lives. For example, battery-connected, smart fire/heat detectors with optical detection sensors deliver continuous monitoring so that any threatening emissions from the kitchen and bedroom are identified within an average year. Ultimately, ignoring these threats when trying to safeguard your family or tenants is not an option.

Have 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 5 – 7 year zone.

Protecting a family or tenants against carbon monoxide poisoning has to be a number one priority. Carbon monoxide (CO) can go undetected as it is odourless, colourless, and scarily referred to as the ‘silent killer!’ For this reason, high levels of CO in the air can be incredibly dangerous as it attacks vital organs in the body and cause unconsciousness, with little, if any, warning! It is important to be aware of the dangers of CO and understand how it cruelly affects humans. When working or living around carbon-based fuel sources, adequate protection must be taken at all costs.

Be proactive and protect against the risks of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
To keep the home safe, it is recommended that every gas appliance in a property is inspected annually. Servicetam recommends an alarm with a restriction that prevents it from being opened without the owner being alerted. This prevents the unit from being disabled for whatever reason. The alarm will activate if opened when the system is armed. It prevents the unauthorised removal of the battery etc. These alarms are perfect for rented properties. Landlords, we hope you are digesting this information.

Quote: Operating an HMO (Home of Multiple Occupancy) without a licence is considered an offence and can be subject to fines of up to £20,000.

This also applies to individuals who are in charge of managing the premises, as well as landlords who rent out the property. 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.

Landlords must understand the importance of adhering to the regulations before renting the property. Not only does this help protect tenants from unlawful actions, but it also serves as an assurance of compliance. If not complied with, the financial penalties can be severe, which is no surprise!

As a landlord, safety is of the utmost importance. Installing smoke alarms in each room with a fuel-burning appliance is crucial. The alarm should be placed outside the boiler cupboard as it may go unheard when the door is closed. To ensure optimal fire protection, battery-operated alarms are recommended to sound a warning and alert tenants of danger. For extra convenience, landlords can choose to fit interconnected battery-powered or mains-operated smoke alarms with heat and optical sensors connected to a smart product, providing early warning of potential fire risk. Equally important is regular checking and battery delivery – replacing battery models at least once a year.

🡲 If you are mounting your CO alarm on the ceiling, ensure that at least a 30 cm gap exists between the alarm and the wall.
🡲 If you are mounting a CO alarm on a wall, it must be at least 15 cm from the ceiling and be above the height of doors and windows in the room.
🡲 With a fuel-burning appliance, the alarm should be placed a 1m-3m horizontal distance from the fuel-burning appliance.

CO alarms must be visible and strategically placed in each rented property. A question often asked is, where should smoke alarms be installed? As a general guide, it’s important to remember that smoke and hot air rises to all area of a property, including inside a bedroom, outside each bedroom (on the landing) and in the basement. NOW is the time to take the installation of smoke alarm installation seriously! DON’T DELAY! Any longer. NOW is the time to have them installed!

If you’re only considering whether to have a smoke or CO alarm/s fitted (or not), you could be playing Russian Roulette with people’s lives! Don’t just consider; take positive action and just do it!

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What's included in this service?

  • Serviceteam supplies and installs domestic 10-year-long smoke and CO alarms. These smoke alarms have sealed-in lithium batteries lasting ten years, giving you peace of mind.

What will smoke alarm installation costs ?

We charge from £57 + VAT to supply and install a Smoke or CO alarm. You can combine a Smoke and CO alarm installation with an Annual boiler service or Gas Safety Certificate (all completed in one visit). When you make your booking, just confirm the type of smoke alarm and how many you want to be installed.

Should you require a Smoke or CO alarm installed on an independent visit, our rates are as follows:
1st alarm = from £57 + Vat
Each additional alarm plus £45 + Vat
Supply only = £25 + Vat

What's not included in this service?

  • Any congestion zone or parking charges? This will be added at cost to the final bill (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided.)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What level of CO activates the alarm?

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. If exposed to 400 ppm of CO – Alarm response time is between 4 to 16 minutes.

2. If exposed to 150 ppm of CO, the Alarm response time is between 10 to 50 minutes.

3. If exposed to 70 ppm of CO, the Alarm response time is between 60 to 240 minutes.

Q: Why ‘smart alarms’ are important?

The smart linked alarms connect with each other, delivering fast alarm notifications in the event of fire, heat or carbon monoxide (CO). Optical technology within the products gives superior CO protection without false alarms as well as enables faster delivery of alerts whenever you’re connected.

Q: Are Landlords legally required to install Smoke alarms?

New regulation compels all residential landlords to have a functional smoke alarm on each floor of their home. In addition, it is advised that CO alarms be fitted in a number of situations to protect against CO (carbon monoxide) leaks.

Q: When is the right time to replace my smoke alarms?

Damaged smoke alarms are one of the key factors that affect a property’s protection against fire/heat – and when it comes to maximum safety, regular maintenance is an auto-recommendation. Alarms come with batteries that need to be connected and replaced when their battery runs low for guaranteed reliability. Going for a more advanced alarm, such as a ‘smart’ version equipped with sensors that detect heat and/or optical smoke, can even improve the delivery of protection year in and year out. Last but not least, always make sure you update regularly and check with your product’s manufacturer or distributor for further information.

Q: What is the Optimum Protection in a Property?

Installing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on your property is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your tenants from potential fires. We recommend installing smoke detectors on every floor of the property, including the kitchen.

Not only should these devices be installed on every floor of the property, including the kitchen, but they should also be battery operated or, even better, connected to mains powered with battery backup systems. For improved accuracy, we suggest the installation of smart alarm products that feature optical heat detection technology for prompt alerts in the case of a fire. Such devices should also come with at least a 1-year product warranty and quick delivery services.