It’s easy to forget about your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors unless they are going off. However, it’s important to show these systems some attention to make sure they will work when you need them to or if you need an electrical installation expert to replace them for you.
Here’s what every Fort Worth homeowner should know about their detectors to keep their family safe and out of harm’s way.
Smoke Detector Installation & Maintenance
Your smoke detector won’t last forever. In fact, these units should be replaced every 5-7 years. This ensures that you have updated technology in your home and that the sensors in the units don’t have time to deteriorate or lose sensitivity.
Test your smoke detectors at least once a month by pressing the button. Make sure that each detector works and that, if connected to a main house system, they each set off all of the others. If the detector doesn’t work, change the battery and try again.
Once or twice a year, use a smoldering piece of paper, a stick of incense or a candle to test the sensor. If the alarm doesn’t go off and you’ve checked the battery, it’s time for new smoke detector installation.
Our experts can get you the new, reliable smoke detectors you need ASAP, just call us for a smoke detector installation in Fort Worth! We’ll make sure your system is up-to-date and working well before we leave your house.
Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation & Maintenance
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas produced when fuel does not burn completely. If your furnace, your space heater, a gas appliance or a gas fireplace isn’t working properly, this gas could be present in your home and you would never know. Since the gas can cause serious illness and even death, a functioning carbon monoxide detector is a key component of any home.
Once again, you’ll want a new carbon monoxide detector installation every 5-7 years. Detection technology is always advancing and you want the very best for your family. Replacement also ensures that your detector is still sensitive and that the carbon monoxide alarm is working the way it was designed to work.
Check the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector every six months, when you replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. This ensures that the carbon monoxide alarm will have power even if the power in your house goes out.
Our experts can help you keep your family safe by making sure you get the best carbon monoxide detectors and by performing your carbon monoxide detector installation in Fort Worth, too. We’ll work with you to keep your family safe—no matter what.
Fort Worth CO2 & Smoke Detector Specialists
Contact us at Hop2It Electrical today to find out more about installing new smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors in your Fort Worth-area home!