Smoke and Carbon Detectors are Vital to Your Safety
Smoke detectors can protect you and your family from the dangers of a fire, many of which occur while everyone is sleeping. A smoke detector is sometimes the only alert in the presence of a fire. Many homeowners also don’t know that their smoke detectors might need to be tested once a month and replaced every 10 years. Lastly, all smoke alarms should be interconnected, so that when one sounds, all of them sound.
Carbon detectors are another valuable device to have inside your home. Carbon monoxide is an extremely toxic gas that can often go undetected. At Powell, we recommend that all homes be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors in addition to smoke detectors. Carbon detectors sound off a loud enough alarm to be heard across your entire home. In addition, they can help indicate an issue with one of your appliances—stoves, gas dryers or fireplaces might be letting off toxic gas and a carbon detector can detect this as early as possible. Just like you have a smoke detector in every room in your home, you should have a carbon monoxide detector in every room.
If you have any questions about installing, repairing or replacing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, contact the experts at Powell Electric. Your safety is our priority and we will do our best to ensure your smoke and carbon detectors are properly installed, repaired and in top-notch condition.