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Written by Larry Cook

Life Saving Smoke and Carbon Dioxide Detectors

Warning you of deadly hazards, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are essential devices that help keep you and your family safe at home. As colder weather is approaching and people will be spending more time indoors, it would be wise to take the opportunity to make sure they are working properly.

Research has found that fatalities often result from home fires that start late at night or early morning when residents are deep asleep. Noxious gases, such as carbon monoxide, can swiftly weaken a victim’s ability to concentrate, resulting in disorientation, confusion, and eventually death. 

A house fire can swiftly expand in a very short time. It is crucial that every home has several smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that are properly installed and functioning. Not only will this save lives, it is also the law.

Recommendations for Safety

Make sure there is a minimum of one smoke and one carbon monoxide detector on every floor of your home. Also ensure they are installed in the right locations to promote safety.

Hire a licensed electrician to hardwire your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This setup will let these safety devices keep doing their job detecting smoke or gas in case their batteries are dead. It still makes sense to have batteries installed as a backup source of electricity in the event of a power outage.

Regularly clean the detectors by dusting or vacuuming them. This keeps their sensors clean in order to retain their ability to detect.

On a monthly basis, test your detectors. By pressing the test button you can make sure electricity is still being provided to the devices. Blowing a candle out near a smoke detector will confirm that it can detect smoke by activating its alarm within 20 seconds.

Electrical Peace of Mind

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For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.