Glendale Smoke Detector Installation & Replacement
Smoke detectors are mandatory in Glendale because they save lives. Call today for expert Glendale smoke detector installation and replacement at (623) 499-9794. Click here to see our current online coupons.
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What is a Smoke Detector?
Smoke detectors (or smoke alarms) are devices that warn you in the event of a fire. They are always on duty checking your air for traces of the gasses and smoke particles that a fire produces.
There are cheap detectors on the market that operate by batteries and many people get annoyed with these at times because they are so sensitive that a toaster can set them off. As a result some people remove the battery and forget to replace it leaving them vulnerable.
Types of Smoke Detectors
As mentioned above there are cheap detectors on the market and these are known as
ionization alarms. They detect fast so you are alerted almost the moment there is trouble. That’s the good news.
Photoelectric alarms are a bit more expensive, and they detect slow, smoldering fires much better than the ionization detectors. The good news about photoelectric alarms is that they are less sensitive to toasters, steam from showers and cooking food so these are great to have installed near bathrooms and kitchens.
Some smoke alarms use normal household wiring as the form of power. This type of smoke alarm must have a battery for backup because let’s face it; fires can start if you are experiencing a blackout.
Other smoke alarms are powered by only batteries. Regardless of the type of alarm you have, it is important that you maintain it properly and check it regularly to ensure it is working.
Smoke Detector Benefits
It is estimated that about 13 out of 14 homes in the U.S. now have smoke detectors installed. That’s the good news. The bad news is that almost half of all home fires occur in homes that do not have working smoke detectors. Over sixty percent of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors.
Smoke detectors warn you of a fire when you are asleep and of course they also provide warning when you are awake. It is believed by many people than they should be able to smell smoke if there is a fire and this is not true. Many fires produce odorless toxic gasses.
If a fire starts as you sleep you can succumb to these gasses without ever waking up. Smoke detectors provide you and your family with life-saving warnings to allow you to get out of the house before you are trapped.
Protect your home today and call Christian Brothers Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electrical at (623) 499-9794 in Glendale, AZ and surrounding areas for all your smoke detector installation and replacement needs. Remember – it is law in Glendale to have smoke detectors!