Alford, United Kingdom, April 07, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Safety experts recommend the replacement of smoke alarms every ten years as, in time, the effectiveness may be compromised by accumulated dust, insects, airborne contaminants and corrosion of electrical circuitry. Whilst replacing battery-powered smoke alarms is straightforward, mains-powered devices have, until now, been more complicated with householders often deterred by the cost and inconvenience of having to call in an electrician to carry out the replacement.
easichange® provides householders with a replacement head containing the sensor and circuitry. Using the tool provided the old unit can be slid off and the new one easily installed by the householder. The base, which is wired into the mains, remains in situ so the process is as straightforward as changing a light bulb.
“Feedback on our website is very encouraging,” explained Harry Dewick-Eisele, managing director of Safelincs, sole supplier of the units. “Customers appreciate the savings made by being able to install the unit themselves and are finding it a quick and easy job. One even said it took longer to fetch the ladder!”
In 1992, Building Regulations were amended requiring every new build to allow for mains-powered, interconnected smoke alarms to be installed. With many alarms installed under this regulation still in use and potentially approaching their twentieth year, this solution is likely to appeal to many more householders.
easichange® is available for Ei smoke and heat alarms, which are a large proportion of the mains-powered devices installed in the UK.
Since being founded in 2001 Safelincs has grown to be the UK's largest online fire safety retailer. It stocks over 1500 different product lines and offers nationwide fire safety services, such as fire extinguisher maintenance and fire alarm panel installations. Safelincs’ headquarters are in Alford, Lincolnshire with representation in the USA, Ireland, Germany, Austria, France and Italy.