Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Lansdale, PA

The next time you are going through your cupboards to empty them of expired food, go ahead and check your smoke alarms, too. Just like food, smoke alarms have an expiration date. It’s just as important to have your smoke detectors replaced as it is to get rid of expired canned goods because it can make your home much safer. 

If you need to have your smoke detectors replaced, we offer smoke detector installation services at Wes Carver Electric. Before installing devices in your home, we can help you weigh the pros and cons of the different options that are currently on the market.

If you want to have a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, or a combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector installed in your home, contact Wes Carver Electric online today, or give us a call at (267) 498-9009.

Smoke Detector Installation in Lansdale, Pennsylvania Wes Carver Electric

CO and Smoke Detector Installation in Lansdale, PA

Today, most modern homes include smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke detectors are required in every bedroom and on every floor of the house, among other places. In many areas, carbon monoxide detectors are also required in any home that has fossil fuel appliances, such as furnaces. At Wes Carver Electric, we are familiar with our state and local regulations, and we adhere to them with all of our CO and smoke detector installations. 

Smoke Detector Installation in Lansdale, PA

Our electricians provide comprehensive smoke detector services including wired smoke detector installation, sealed battery smoke alarm installation, and more. We believe that proper installation of these devices can increase safety in our community, so we are always happy to provide this service. We would also love to help you choose quality smoke detectors and properly maintain them.

What Type of Smoke Alarm Should You Get? 

There are a few different types of smoke alarms that you should be familiar with when having a Wes Carver Electric electrician in Lansdale, PA install new devices in your home.

  • Battery-powered: This standard type of smoke detector runs on batteries that should be replaced once a year. 
  • Sealed Battery-Powered: This type of smoke alarm has a sealed battery that lasts for up to 10 years without having to be replaced. 
  • Hard-Wired Smoke Alarms: Hardwired or interconnected smoke detectors with backup batteries are widely accepted as the safest because they all sound in the event of a fire. Wired smoke detector installation should be performed by one of our skilled electricians.

Why Is My Smoke Detector Beeping?

If you have ever been woken up in the middle of the night wondering why your smoke detector was beeping every 60 seconds, you may wonder what steps to take next. This chirping sound is persistent and irritating for a reason. If your smoke alarm is chirping, that means there is something wrong with the unit.  It could mean that you need to replace the batteries. It could also mean that your smoke detectors are malfunctioning. First, change the batteries. Then, if the chirping persists, the unit probably needs to be replaced.

Did you know that by installing detectors with a sealed battery, you never have to worry about chirping detectors or changing batteries ever again? 

Sealed battery units are designed to last for 10 years without battery changes. These units are the perfect ‘maintenance-free’ option. You won’t hear these detectors chirp until their life expectancy has expired, and it is time to replace them.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation in Lansdale, PA

Some devices have a dual smoke and carbon monoxide detector, but if yours don’t, consider having them installed in your home. A carbon monoxide detector installation is especially important if you have natural gas or other fossil fuels in your home.

Looking for a highly-rated and reliable electrician in Lansdale, PA? Call Wes Carver Electric at (267) 498-9009 to schedule an appointment today!

What Is Carbon Monoxide? 

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a poisonous byproduct of fossil fuels. It is colorless and odorless, so you may not know that it is in the room. Any appliance such as a gas stove, furnace, fireplace, water heater, or vehicle can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. To prevent CO poisoning, make sure your systems are well-maintained, your house is well-ventilated, and you have carbon monoxide alarms installed in your home.

What Are the Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

If you have a fossil fuel appliance in your home, watch out for the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. These symptoms can include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of consciousness

Installing a carbon monoxide alarm can alert you to a problem before you even experience these symptoms. 

Safety Tips for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

  • Test both Smoke and Carbon Detectors at least once a month
  • If your detectors are not interconnected, you should consider that option the next time you are replacing your detectors
  • Generators should be far away from windows, vent openings and doors to prevent carbon monoxide buildup.
  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home.
  • Smoke alarms can be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • There are two kinds of alarms. Ionization smoke alarms are quicker to warn about flaming fires. Photoelectric alarms are quicker to warn about smoldering fires.
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 8-10 years.

Our Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Installation Services 

Electrical services of any kind aren’t something that you should trust to just anyone. You want to find an electrician with years of experience and a good reputation in your community. At Wes Carver Electric, we have been serving Bucks and Montgomery County since 1999. Over these 20 years, we have built trust with many families because of our prompt, reliable, and honest services.

All of our electricians have the Technician Seal of Safety. This means that you are guaranteed an electrician who has been thoroughly screened and trained before being hired to guarantee you the highest quality service. We are also locally owned and operated which gives us a heart for the community, and we guarantee all of our work with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. 

Staying current with smoke detector installation can help to protect your home. It’s important to have a Wes Carver Electric electrician come and do the work, especially if there is electrical wiring involved. We would be happy to bring your home up to code.

If you need to replace your smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors, call Wes Carver Electric at (267) 498-9009, or contact us online. Our friendly professionals are standing by to assist you.

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