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15 May, 2021
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Keep Yourself Safe From Harm With a Mains Powered Smoke Alarm

Home is where the heart is, and probably everything else you value too, but most importantly yourself and your loved ones. Yet one of the most common accidents that can happen in the home, could take everything you cherish away in an instant, with devastating consequences. And the cause? Fire!!!                                                                                                                                                    Fires can happen anywhere in the home. The list is endless, and the outcomes can be shocking and life-changing. But help is at hand, from the professionals at DES, to ensure that you, your loved ones and your assets don’t become a casualty.

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Causes of fire in the home:


  • The Kitchen: 60% of fires start in the kitchen, with the most common causes being leaving cooking food unattended, putting combustibles too near to the heat, and forgetting to turn off appliances.
  • Overloaded Sockets: Since lockdown, many people are working from home and require extra power supply for laptops, phone chargers and other devices all on the go at the same time. This is causing many people to overload their sockets, which in turn can be a fire-safety hazard.
  • Faulty wiring: Inefficient wiring can cause fires from electrical exposures.
  • Portable Heaters: Utilising an extra room at home as ‘office’ space, especially in the colder months has meant extra heating in the household for many, but do be careful of portable heaters which have the potential to ignite nearby combustible materials.
  • Lighting: Make sure lamps are sturdy and can’t be knocked over, and lamp shades and fittings are not too close or touching the light bulbs.
  • Flammable Liquids:Keep all flammable liquids well away any from heat sources.
  • Candles:  Most fires started by candles occur in the bedroom, so make sure you place them on a stable and heat-resistant surface, and always distinguish them before you go to sleep.
  • Cigarettes: Responsible for 36% of accidental house fires resulting in deaths, associated with the careless disposal of cigarette butts, smoking whilst drinking, or falling asleep.
  • Inquisitive Children: Keep all lighters and matches out of children’s reach, to prevent a curiosity turning into a disaster.

So many reasons to have a mains powered smoke alarm fitted:

The above list emphasises the importance of fire prevention in the home. Having a mains powered smoke alarm installed, can guarantee to be more reliable and conducive than just having a battery powered smoke alarm, because it’s connected to your main electricity supply and therefore it isn’t solely dependable on batteries alone, which can suddenly cut out. However, our mains powered smoke alarms do still come fitted with a battery for back-up should your electricity supple be cut off, so it’s advantages are expanded.


Discuss, install, relax:

At DES, our experts will go through the entire procedure with you. We’ll discuss which rooms would necessitate a smoke alarm, and where they need to be situated for maximum effect. Then our professional electricians will install them efficiently and safely, so you can relax, knowing that your home, your loved ones and all your contents will be protected and safeguarded for years to come.



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