To ensure your household fire detecton and alarm system operates correctly it should be tested and maintained on a regular basis. Please see the 3 simple steps to carry this out
Check that the green light on the alarm is on (this shows that it is receiving mains power).
If it is off, check your fuseboard/consumer unit for a circuit marked ‘Smoke Alarms’ which may be turned off. If it is off, turn it back on and check that the green light on the alarm is now on.
Press and hold the test button on the front of the alarm for around 10 seconds.
The alarm should emit a loud alarm sound.
If you have other alarms in the property, they will most likely be linked together. This means that if one alarm sounds, it should send a signal to trigger the other alarms in the property – so you should be able able to hear the other alarms sounding in the background when you are holding the test button on one of the alarms.
Finally, repeat the above steps on all the other alarms in the property.
If you have a carbon monoxide alarm for houses with boilers/solid fuel burners please test this also. If you have tenants please ensure that they are reguarly testing their alarms.
Should an alarms fail the test please contact us for further advice by email here
Some customer testimonials
Our project was a bungalow conversion with complete re-wiring to accommodate the new internal layout. Our architecst had provied a lighting and power layout which CPJ Electrics used for quotation purposes. Their quote was very competitive. The project kept to this budget with a few trade offs and variations here and there and suggestions by CPJ Electrics to improve the lighting and power locations. One of the suggestions in particular to use state of the art lighting panels we are particularly pleased with. The work has been carried out thoroughly, to a very high standard, and on time. With so many trades coming together at the same time there was inevitably some frustrations but these were managed with a smile and a sense of humour. I have no hesitation in using these guys again and recommending CPJ Electrics to anyone.
Wokingham Customer -refurbishment
Chris is excellent, honest and work done will be of very good quality. Work involved various electrical renovation aspects of 4 bed house in Wokingham like spot light fixing, bit of rewiring, new sockets were needed etc
Sudhi – Woosehill
Chris was extremely professional and helpful and he carried out an exceptional job. He replaced the lights in our kitchen with LED Downlighters. The kitchen was left clean and tidy and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Fault diagnosis carried out and wiring to several light fittings repaired. Helpful advice on suitable light fittings for different rooms.
On time, courteous and helpful
Chris Jamieson responded quickly to initial request, turned up on the quoted date, and did an excellent job at a good price. Happy to recommend to others
Chris of CPJ Electrics recently completed an electrical installation in my garage, including fluorescent lighting and power sockets. This is the second time I have used Chris. He is thoroughly professional and produces quality work. He provides a detailed brief in advance and is meticulous in execution. He has a pleasant and respectful manner and is a delight to deal with. I would be happy to recommend him to anyone
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