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Wiring Rules Change For Smoke Alarms

There has been an ammendment to the  Electrical wiring rules AS3000-2018 which is to be mandatory from November 1st 2021 which will affect many domestic installations including smoke alarm upgrades. Smoke alarms are to be regarded as lighting points and will require a safety switch protecting the hard-wired alarms if

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Fire Facts

Here at Glasshouse Home Safety we are passionate about home safety, in particular, fire safety. We want to completely eliminate deaths and injuries caused by house fires in Queensland. That is why we think it is important to educate people on fires. We have compiled a short list of fire facts to show just how serious fires are and how quickly they can become lethal.

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Get Down Low and Go Go Go, Stop Drop and Roll

Get down low and go go go. Most of us are taught this as kids. We heard it from teachers, our parents and even from a firefighting koala on the television. But why do we have to get down low? There is in fact a very serious reason why this is important and can help you stay alive in a fire. Fire produces a deadly gas called carbon monoxide.

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Good not cheap, cheap not good

When choosing a company to entrust you and your loved one’s home-safety with, we urge you not to pick based on price. We know that there are smoke alarm companies in Sunshine Coast that offer services for a cheaper rate than ours. But we like to tell people, Good not cheap, cheap, not good.

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How to use a fire extinguisher?

Fire extinguishers are a must in every home. They can be the difference between a small spot fire, or a house burnt to the ground, even life and death in some cases. Most houses have a fire extinguisher, but surprisingly many do not understand how to use one effectively or how to check and maintain the extinguisher.

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Types of fires and how to extinguish them?

Did you know that there are different classes of fires? Did you also know that each class of fire requires a specific method of extinguishing? It is so important to understand what types of fires there are? As well as the means of extinguishing each one to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.

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What makes us different?

When it comes to mandatory home safety procedures, including smoke alarm testing, safety switches testing, fire extinguisher testing, there are many companies to choose from who seemingly all do the same thing. So why entrust you and your family’s safety with Glasshouse Home Safety over anyone else?

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Why opt for regular servicing and testing of smoke alarms

When you are awake fire can be easily initially picked up by smell, well before you hear it or see it. While you are sleeping, however, your sense of smell sleeps too, and of course your eyesight. Therefore, if a fire occurs while you and your family are sleeping, the only senses you have left to alert you of this threat are touch and hearing.

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Why the new smoke alarm legislation is important and what it means for you

Smoke alarms can be the difference between life and death in a fire situation. However, smoke alarms can only save lives if they are well maintained and working properly. That is why the Queensland Government’s new smoke alarm legislation is so important. The legislation indicates not only the type of smoke alarms that must be used but also where these are positioned and how they are connected.

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