A smoke detector is a simple device that can make a life or death difference for you and your family should a fire occur in your home. Smoke detectors are triggered by different signs of fire (smoke or specific gasses) and will sound a loud alarm to alert you.
Did you know that your favorite plumbing, AC and electric company offers smoke detector installation? The good news is – we do! Here are our electricians’ answers to the top five most frequently asked smoke detector questions.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five deaths caused by house fires happened in homes without smoke detectors (40%) or non-working smoke detectors (17%).
Having a smoke detector in the home isn’t enough, it needs to be checked regularly to make sure it’s in good working condition. In homes with fire detectors that didn’t go off, 43% had batteries that were disconnected or missing – a situation that could have easily been avoided.
A smoke detector is an early warning system that gives people inside the building crucial extra time to get out. They are built to be loud and piercing enough that they will wake up those who are sleeping. Qualified electricians from Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric are trained to know how many smoke detector units will be necessary to provide enough noise to be heard throughout the home or building.
According to the Florida Prevention code, each home needs a minimum of:
If you have a hearing-impaired person in your family, you can get special smoke detectors installed that flash brightly as well as sounding an alarm. The flashing light will warn those who aren’t able to hear the alarm.
Having smoke detectors throughout your home is a good start to keeping your family safe, but here are some important Do’s and Don’ts to ensure their effectiveness.
We offer smoke or carbon monoxide detector installation as part of our wide range of electrical services. Whether you need smoke detectors installed in a new building or if you need to upgrade older smoke detectors, Art electricians are ready to assist you from the very first consultation through the final installation. Want to learn more? Call Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric in Boca Raton at 561-391-1048 today!