We Install Smoke Detectors in Grande Prairie
Do you know the difference between smoke detectors and heat detectors? Smoke detectors sense and alert you to the presence of dangerous heat, smoke, and fire. Heat detectors alert you to the presence of fire only when the surrounding temperature reaches a certain threshold. Smoke detectors detect all three dangerous elements caused by a house fire: heat, smoke, and fire. Heat detectors only detect fire. Smoke detectors are more sensitive than heat detectors; something you’ve probably noticed if you’ve ever had to turn off a smoke detector after burning something in the kitchen.
Why get a smoke detector professionally installed?
A properly installed and functioning smoke detector in your home could be the difference between life and death if your home catches on fire as victims of a fire are more likely to succumb to injuries caused by smoke inhalation than burns. It can also determine whether your home and treasured possessions are destroyed or salvageable.
Properly installed smoke detectors are essential to protecting your home and family. The National Fire Protection Agency requires that, at minimum, smoke detectors be placed on or close to the ceiling in every bedroom, outside of every sleeping area, and on each level on a home. Additional smoke detectors are required for each common area in a home; larger sized homes require more smoke detectors. Smoke detectors are also required to be hardwired and interconnected.
It is not enough to have smoke detectors installed; they must be maintained on a quarterly basis, in addition to monthly testing. This includes a battery replacement, testing to ensure accurate alarming in the absence of fire and smoke, evaluating the detector for damage and replacing it if necessary.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Grande Prairie
Carbon monoxide detectors are also required in both dwelling and commercial units to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that carries fatal properties. Sources of carbon monoxide accumulation include appliances such as boilers, water hearts, fireplaces, and heating systems.
At least one carbon monoxide detector should be installed on each floor of a home, including the basement, attached garages, and directly outside or inside of all sleeping areas. Commercial buildings must also provide carbon monoxide detectors if there are fuel-burning appliances in the building. They must be located in the lobby or adjacent hall to the area where the fuel-burning appliance is located. Additionally, commercial buildings must have smoke detectors in each hallway and in each principal habitable (or frequently occupied) room.
Carbon monoxide detectors must also be tested on a regular basis. This can simply be done by pressing and holding down the “test” button until two beeps are heard. Repeat this step, except press and hold down the “test” button until four beeps are heard. Detectors in commercial buildings must also have a ticket attached to each smoke and carbon monoxide detector that provides the most recent date of maintenance service and battery replacement.
Whether you need assistance with smoke detector installation or complete smoke detector replacement, our team is happy to help you. Jump Electrical has a team of certified electricians in Grande Prairie with extensive knowledge. Your safety is our priority.
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