We Install Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Detectors For A Safer Orleans
Two of the greatest threats to homeowner safety and well-being are:
- Carbon monoxide
And unfortunately, both can act fast. When it comes to house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning, every second counts, which is why you need to make sure your home is adequately equipped with smoke detectors and CO detectors.
Carbon monoxide is a gas that’s produced by gas appliances — like stoves, dryers, water heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces — and by other appliances where incomplete combustion occurs (like a clogged chimney).
Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, and strangely enough, even though it is fatal, our bodies prefer this gas over oxygen. That means if carbon monoxide is present in your home, your body will choose to breathe it over oxygen.
What Are The Signs Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Many people with carbon monoxide poisoning have no idea they’ve been exposed. They may have a headache or feel a little dizzy, or they may be nauseous or sleepy. The problem is, if exposure is great, you could slip into unconsciousness and die within 3 minutes.
In other words, you don’t want to rely on your deduction skills to detect when/if you’ve been exposed. You need to know about a CO problem the moment it starts, which is why you need carbon monoxide detectors.
Where Should Carbon Monoxide Detectors Be Installed & How Many Do I Need?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that homeowners have CO alarms installed outside of each sleeping area and on every level of the home. They also suggest that you have all CO alarms connected so that when one sounds, they all sound and alert those in every area of the home.
A Couple Of Tips For Preventing CO Poisoning:
- Make sure your gas appliances are regularly serviced and repaired as needed.
- Install a carbon monoxide detector on every floor of your home and in the areas outside of sleeping spaces.
- Have your chimney inspected and cleaned regularly.
House fires can spread rapidly, no matter how they start. And even if those inside the home are able to escape the house in time, smoke inhalation can be devastating, even deadly. When it comes to smoke inhalation, there is no healthy amount, so the sooner homeowners are alerted to a fire, the better. That’s where smoke detectors come in…
Where Should Smoke Alarms Be Installed & How Many Do I Need?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that homeowners have smoke alarms installed in every sleeping room (i.e. bedrooms, guest rooms, nurseries) and outside each separate sleeping area. No floor of the home should be without a smoke detector.
They also state that you should have your smoke alarms connected so that, when one goes off, they all do. That way no matter where you are in the home, you’ll be alerted to the danger before it’s right outside your door.
A Couple Of Tips For Preventing House Fires:
- Schedule electrical safety inspections, chimney inspections, and regular inspections of all your big appliances — like your clothes dryer and your furnace.
- Never leave the stove unattended when you’re cooking something.
- Turn the clothes dryer off when you’re sleeping or leaving the house.
We Install Combo CO/Smoke Alarms For Double The Protection In A Single Device
Do you have an adequate number of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your home or is it time to have new ones installed? Here at Soby One Home Services, we specialize in the installation of hard wired and wireless combo smoke/carbon monoxide alarms from Kidde, and can make sure you and your family are protected.
These devices can save you money and space by protecting you against both dangers (fire and CO poisoning) with one single device. And since there are clear warnings (some even have voice warnings) to indicate exactly what the threat is, you’ll never be confused should your alarm sound.
We offer lithium battery options (which have a 10-year battery life), traditional battery options, and AC operated hardwired detectors. We even install smart (intelligent wire-free) smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, which can alert you to an issue on your smart phone or Nest App.
For the most reliable smoke and CO protection with the least amount of nuisance alarms, Soby One recommends Kidde’s Intelligent Addressable Fire Protection System. Most addressable systems require new wiring but Kidde designed theirs to utilize existing wiring to old detectors Benefits include local or remote monitoring. Easy Identification of initiating device. Low profile detectors. Replaceable optical chamber so rather then replacing a detector because too much dust got inside, just swap the optical chamber. And of course no more waking up at 2AM in the middle of the night to a frightening siren all due to a false alarm
Whether you’re looking for a smoke alarm with an ionization, photoelectric, or TruSense sensor, we’ve got it — and every combo alarm will feature an electrochemical CO sensor, so you can rest easy.
For Protection You Can Trust From Professionals You Can Trust, Call Soby One Home Services
Ready to schedule an appointment to have your home’s safety improved? Call us at 833-762-9663 or reach out to us here on our website today. Wherever you are in Orleans, Brewster, Chatham, or a neighboring area, you can count on our friendly, courteous, MA licensed Master & Journeyman Electricians to take excellent care of you and your home. It’s what we do!
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