Both battery and hardwired smoke detectors should be installed inside every level of a home, especially close to bedrooms. Usually, hardwired smoke detectors are interconnected. If one alarm is activated in an area of your home, the rest of the detectors will also sound to alert the entire house. It is recommended that smoke detectors should be changed once every decade.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors:
Carbon monoxide can be a silent killer. Because the gas is tasteless and odorless, it is impossible to detect without a monitoring device. The most common way to produce excessive amounts of carbon monoxide is through heating and cooking. Combustion engines, like those found in cars and lawnmowers, exhaust carbon monoxide into the air while in use. Broken flues, blocked chimneys, and damaged furnaces can also cause carbon monoxide gas to enter into your home. In order to keep your family safe from this silent killer, call Mister Sparky to install or replace smoke and carbon monoxide detectors today.