Although it goes unnoticed and you may only remember it’s there if it goes off, smoke detectors are an essential part of any home or business. If you’re looking to have one installed, checked, or repaired, then make an appointment today with one of our Crofton electricians. On average smoke detectors have a life expectancy of ten years. If your system has reached the end of its life don’t hesitate to make an appointment. It may not be something you’re interacting with on a daily basis, but it is still just as important. Staying up to code can help keep your home or business safer, smooth process for getting permits and can help with insurance questions.
To ensure that everything is working well in between appointments, our Crofton electricians recommend that customers check the batteries in their system at least two times a year, if not more if not hard wired. A great habit for homeowners to get into is to replace batteries during daylight savings. This routine is a good way to remind yourself to check on your units and it means you’d be changing the batteries twice a year. Not all smoke alarms and/or carbon monoxide detectors are easily accessible. With so much information and options homeowners and businesses can have a tough time knowing when and where to put sensors. Many questions about how many per floor? is it best in the room? hallway or steps. Should detectors be put on the wall or the ceiling? Hardwired or batteries? Commercial, versus home or local business… We can help with our Electrical Safety and Security expertise.
If you need help installing new batteries or maintenancing the system, then give us a call so we can come out and inspect everything for you with our home inspection service. In addition to smoke detectors, we also service carbon monoxide detectors. If you have any issues or questions related to your smoke detector, then talk with one of our Crofton electricians today. 410-451-0200