Smoke Detector Installation Richmond, Va
Professional Smoke Detector Installation & Replacement
A smoke detector is a fire protection device that senses smoke and sounds an alarm to notify you of a potential emergency. If properly installed, this can play a big part in preventing fire-related deaths and injuries. Smoke detectors have saved the lives of countless people and can save your life, too.
If you need help in installing a new smoke detector, contact the professionals at U.S. Electric today. We are highly experienced in professional smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector installation. Our team can hardwire your smoke detectors in the best location and do it quickly. Give us a call now for a quote!
Should you have your smoke detectors professionally installed?
Installing a smoke detector may be a small task but it’s still important to hire a knowledgeable electrician for the job. A qualified electrician can recommend the best smoke detectors and interconnect them. Moreover, this person can fix other related problems, saving you money in the long run. Paying a bit more for quality services is always worth it. This is most especially true if the smoke detector you are dealing with is a hardwired one, not battery powered.
Many homeowners go for hardwired smoke detectors due to their superior reliability and longevity. These devices are directly wired into your home’s electrical system but have batteries there as backups, in case of a power outage.
Battery-powered smoke detectors, meanwhile, operate on batteries alone. There’s no need to connect them to your electrical circuit. They are more affordable, but you need to change batteries and the lifespans are shorter.
Hardwired smoke detectors rarely need a battery change. Another amazing benefit you can get from them is that it’s possible to interconnect them with other detectors inside your home. This means if one is triggered by smoke, all the other detectors will also sound. Interconnected alarms are safer than standalone ones since they communicate emergencies faster and they’ll wake up anyone in the house if they’re sleeping.
Interconnected smoke detectors are not easy to set up on your own though. But with the help of a seasoned, reliable electrician, you can get it done efficiently and make sure there are no wires showing. Always make sure you choose a bonded, licensed individual who can show adequate proof of insurance.
Smoke detector maintenance
- We recommend you to get both a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector.
- It’s advisable to replace the smoke detector every 5 years for battery and 10 years for hardwired.
- Battery-powered detectors must have yearly battery replacement.
- A hard-wired smoke detector should have a backup battery installed in case of power outages.
- Thoroughly clean your smoke detector at least once a year.
- Though some smart smoke detectors are self-testing, it’s still a great idea to manually test it once a month. To do this, push the test button, verifying that the alarm operates at optimal volume and at the sensor is functioning properly.
Carbon monoxide detectors
Carbon monoxide is a type of gas that can kill humans in a short period of time. Since it’s clear and odorless, detecting it is impossible unless you have a detector. This is the reason why carbon monoxide detectors should be installed, even though they’re not required by law. Installing one can be a huge lifesaver!
Here are some of the most common home appliances that can release carbon monoxide:
- Car exhaust
- Gas range
- Clogged chimneys
- Gas Stove
- Gas clothes dryer
- Water heater
- Wood or gas fireplace
- Charcoal grills
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Need fast and efficient smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector installation? We are here to help you. Our expert electricians have more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Give us a call for a quote. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our work.
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