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Although we consider our homes places of safety and comfort, there are many things that pose potential threats to our health. Our appliances and electrical systems are capable of catching fire or potentially releasing toxic substances into the air. Oftentimes overlooked, your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms are important safety features that need to be properly maintained. At McCormick Electrical Services Inc., we can assist with any smoke detector or CO alarm services in South Bend. Whether you need installation, repair, or maintenance service, we’re available 24/7/365 to make sure you’re protected.
CO alarms and smoke detectors are required by law.
Protecting From The Silent Killer - The Importance of CO Alarms
Carbon monoxide (CO) is the most common cause of poisoning death in the United States. Colorless, tasteless, and odorless, it is difficult to detect and can lead to fatality within a matter of minutes. However, a carbon monoxide detector works to alert you of its presence.
Common appliances that can release carbon monoxide include:
- Water heaters
- Fireplaces (gas or wood)
- Gas range
- Gas clothes dryer
- Space heaters
- Charcoal grills
To help prevent poisoning, safety standards dictate and we recommend installing a CO alarm on every floor of your home and just outside every bedroom. Our expert electricians can assist you with installation, placement recommendations, repairs, and maintenance.
To ensure they continue to work properly, we recommend replacing your alarms’ batteries every six months. We also suggest that you ensure the areas around your alarms are free of dust and debris so they can get clear and accurate readings.
We care about the quality of our work, which is why we offer a money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied. Call our electricians today at (574) 830-8118 to book an appointment.
Do Smoke Detectors Have to be Hardwired?
Many new homes have hardwired smoke alarms installed. Some states are starting to require hardwired smoke detectors in all new construction. This is important because they will work as long as the house has power. They use the battery pack as a backup, which means the alarm will work even when you forget to change the batteries. There must be a smoke alarm present on every level of your home, typically in hallways or landings. Placing a smoke detector near a bedroom or other sleeping area can be a good idea to give individuals an extra warning.
Smoke Detectors Save Lives
Many state and local codes require a certain number of smoke detectors to be installed in each home. At McCormick Electrical Services Inc., our electricians are fully knowledgeable and capable of ensuring that your home passes a safety inspection and meets all codes. In addition to being required, smoke detectors are your first line of defense against fires that can cause serious harm to you and major damage to your property. Therefore, ensuring that they are properly working should be a priority.
We are happy to provide routine smoke detector testing in South Bend, which will allow us to conduct any necessary repairs on the spot.
During these tests, our electricians will check:
- The condition of the detection hardware
- The volume of the alarm
- The location of the detector to make sure its correct
- Its ability to operate properly
- The backup batteries
- The age of the detector
We’ve been installing, repairing, and providing maintenance for smoke detectors since 1999. Additionally, our owner is a volunteer firefighter with over 30 years of experience. This allows us to have an inside look at the best locations for these devices to be installed.
We’ve been keeping homes safe for over 20 years. Contact ME today to schedule same-day service.
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“My service guy came within the time allotted, checked my electric panel, and replaced my smoke alarms to upgraded CO/Smoke alarms. He was very courteous and knowledgeable!”- Cindee B.
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