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Smoke Alarm & Smoke Detector Installation, Maintenance & Repair Basics
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed by a licensed electrician in Frisco, Texas and, more importantly, properly maintained every month are essential to successfully reduce the likelihood of serious injury and/or death in the event of a house fire. Properly functioning smoke detectors increase your chance of surviving a house fire by more than 50%.
According to NFPA data for 2007-
Battery powered smoke detectors are most easily installed however, they are most likely to fail due to faulty or dead batteries. Hardwired smoke detectors are connected directly to your home's electrical system and use batteries as a backup power source during power outages.
If you have a smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector or combination unit that does not pass a monthly test, the unit should be replaced immediately.
An easy way to remember to do this is to change your batteries when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time—when you "spring forward" and "fall back."
If you are not certain of the age of your smoke detectors, check the unit itself; all alarms have a manufacturer date (MFG) stamped on the underside of the unit. Check the manufacturing date on ALL the units in your home; don't assume they were all manufactured and/or installed at the same time.
Age is not the only factor in determining when a smoke detector needs to be replaced. Additional reasons your smoke detector needs to be replaced include the following:
The safest and easiest way to replace smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors is to call Nisat Electric; we have the knowledge and experience to ensure that you have the best protection possible!
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