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Smoke Alarms – Things You Should Know

Smoke Alarms – Things You Should Know


Posted By on Saturday, 26th July, 2014

For decades, smoke alarms have been a staple of Queensland homes, and for good reason – those living in houses without a functioning smoke alarm are more than 3 times as likely to be involved in a fatal house fire. With this fact, you’ll understand it’s critically important that your smoke alarm is properly installed and maintained. 9 volt or 240 volt All homes built since 1st July 1997 have been fitted with 240v smoke alarms, as...

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Changing a light bulb – it’s the classic example of a simple task, but a well designed lighting system actually has a lot of thought put into it. The positioning, brightness, and colour of your lights can have great effects on your mood and productivity throughout the day. For existing home owners who are not looking to add new light fittings to their house, there is a great deal of variation in available power outputs and...

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RCDs: How They Could Save Your Life

RCDs: How They Could Save Your Life


Posted By on Tuesday, 21st January, 2014

Electricity. A pretty great thing, no doubt, but it’s not without its dangers. An overloaded circuit or misdirected current has the potential to cause explosions, fires, and electrocution. Engineers around 150 years ago found a way to reduce the risk of the first two of these bad things. It’s called a Fuse –  essentially a thin section of wire designed to be the weak point in an electrical circuit. When a...

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