According to gov.uk, “in the event of a fire in your home, you are at least 4 times more likely to die if there is no working smoke alarm”. This is why it is absolutely imperative to ensure that smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and other fire detection systems are maintained regularly and kept up to date.
The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 state that; “Private sector landlords are required from 1 October 2015 to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance (eg a coal fire, wood burning stove). After that, the landlord must make sure the alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy”.
M&S Electrical are able to supply, fit, and install new smoke alarms and fire detection systems or alternatively, in the majority of cases, we are able to fix and maintain existing systems. Whether it be your own house or a rental property, the upkeep of smoke alarms and other fire detection systems are of paramount importance and responsibility lies with the homeowner/landlord.