Smoke Detectors & Fire Alarms
Simply put, carbon monoxide is a silent killer. It’s a highly poisonous gas that has killed thousands in their own homes.
Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of the heat produced by your home’s HVAC system. If your heating system is working properly, carbon monoxide is drawn away safely. But if the system malfunctions, there is no way of sensing it—apart from a carbon monoxide detector.
Today’s homes are tighter and more energy efficient. But this also puts us at a higher risk of exposing ourselves to this killer gas.
It’s not only important to have multiple detectors in your home. It’s also important where they are situated. They should be placed throughout the home and always close to bedrooms so that the alarm is loud enough to awaken you and your family should carbon monoxide be detected.
Our electricians at Roberts Electrical can help you choose the right location to place them, and install them professionally and securely in your home.
More than half of house fires take place in homes that do not have fire alarms, and mostly at night, resulting in a high number of deaths. It is easy to get trapped in the start of a fire.
Many people do not take fire alarms seriously, and many do not test or check their alarm systems regularly. The only thing that can alert you, your family and colleagues 24/7 from a fire is the sound of a well installed and maintained fire alarm system. Fire alarms are important because they can give you an early signal to something that could be tragic – basically saving your lives.
An early detection can get you out of a situation that would potentially turn into a tragedy. Make sure to also tell your family and friends on the importance of installing fire alarm systems.
Here are a few safety and maintenance tips for you to keep in mind:
1. Install a fire alarm in every room of a house especially where you sleep, and in every office of an organization.
2. Check your batteries of signs of corrosion or battery life. Replace the batteries once a year.
3. Make sure you teach your children what to do when they hear the sound of a fire alarm.
4. Test the fire alarms at least once a month.
5. Do not paint over fire alarms or stick anything on them, as that could interfere with its functioning.
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