A professional compliance company has teamed up with a home connection provider to offer a new service aimed at increasing the number of smoke alarm checks across the country.
Smoke Alarm Testing Services’ annual maintenance program will now be offered to the 3,200 real estate professionals who’ve already partnered with Direct Connect, expanding the service to reach an additional 800,000 homes nationally.
Direct Connect CEO Paul Docherty said the program will streamline the process for property managers and landlords who must ensure smoke alarms in rental properties are properly maintained.
“Research shows that a working smoke alarm can save lives, but most people don’t realise these alarms need regular maintenance. In fact, a lot of people remove alarms and batteries when accidentally triggered,” he said.
“This service by Direct Connect will give agents access to a best-practice testing and maintenance program to roll out across thousands of properties, potentially saving lives.”
Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella welcomed the annual maintenance program and the impact it will have on improving home fire safety and compliance with state legislation.
“Agents who use this smoke alarm testing and maintenance service will be able to offer tenants increased peace of mind that the home they are moving into is a safe home,” she said.
“Landlords will equally enjoy greater confidence that their tenants, as well as their asset, are protected.”
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