Smoke Alarm Systems

SMOKE ALARMS & CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS

Smoke Alarm SystemsSmoke and C/O detectors may be one of the most significant investments you can make for your home.  Williamson Electric, Inc. can help protect life and property with a properly installed smoke and C/O detection system that is functional, safe, and up to code.

Why do you need smoke alarms and C/O detectors? 

  • Smoke alarms and C/O detectors really can help save lives and property.

  • They can alert you about a fire, danger and help you to escape unharmed.

  • Almost one half of today’s fires occur in properties with no smoke alarms or with faulty, non-functional ones.

  • The death rate is twice as high in properties with no smoke detectors.

  • Carbon monoxide is a potentially fatal air-born poison that is not detectable.

  • Prolonged carbon monoxide poisoning also can cause brain damage.

Why do you need the help and expertise of a licensed, qualified electrician? 

Do you know?

  • Your state’s current guidelines and recent legislation.

  • Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home.

  • Your basement requires a smoke alarm.

  • The best place for a smoke detector in your basement.

  • Smoke alarms should be installed outside of every bedroom.

  • New homes require all smoke alarms to be interconnected.

  • The advantages of interconnected smoke alarm systems.

  • There are special smoke detector systems for the hard of hearing.

  • Smoke alarms should not be connected to a dedicated circuit.

  • The best way to connect smoke detectors, safely and up to code

  • The best places for mounting your smoke alarms (remember smoke rises) If you need a C/O carbon detector.

  • C/O detectors are mandatory, if you have a gas utility house.

  • How to install alarms and C/O detectors and position them so they are effective and work properly.

If you don’t know the answer to even one of the above questions, or have other inquiries or concerns, please contact or call Williamson Electric.  We are here to answer all your smoke detection system and C/O carbon monoxide detector questions.

Smoke Alarm and C/O Detector Safety Tips

  • Contact a reputable licensed electrician for your state-specific guidelines:  i.e., number of smoke alarms and C/O detectors required, installation, proper placement, important how to’s, connections to a home circuit, and maintenance.

  • Test this equipment monthly.

  •  Change batteries (even back-ups) yearly.  A good time for taking care of this is when you change your clocks for Daylight Savings.

  • Replace all smoke alarms and C/O detectors at least every ten years.

  • Do not paint them.

Williamson Electric covers all your smoke alarm and C/O detector system requirements.  We are up to date on all current laws and codes and can provide you with experienced advice, ideas, installation, and maintenance.  All our electrical work is guaranteed – always.  Email or call us now