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Stay Safe, Stay Alert: Smoke Alarm & CO Detector Installation

State laws require smoke alarms to be placed in every sleeping area, in every room in the path of the means of egress from sleeping areas, and on every story, including basements. The certified electricians at Bradley Mechanical can help keep your family safe by performing smoke detector installs as well as carbon monoxide (CO) detector installs. We can also provide smoke alarm and CO detector wiring to ensure constant smoke and carbon monoxide monitoring even during a power failure.

The Importance of Smoke Alarms & CO Detectors

Smoke alarms are a crucial piece of early detection equipment that can warn you and your family in the event of a fire. When a fire occurs, smoke and toxic gasses tend to spread faster than the heat. Every year in the United States, approximately 2,000 deaths occur from house fires, with two-thirds of them happening in homes without working smoke alarms.

Reliable Smoke & CO Detector Installs from Certified Technicians

Our smoke detector installs, and smoke alarm wiring services are a core part of our offering, as we prioritize our customer's safety and well-being above all else. Our team will help you:

  • Select the right detector. There are two types of smoke detectors based on their sensors—photoelectric and ionization. Each type of smoke alarm may work differently depending on the kind of fire. Some smoke alarms may even include multiple sensors like heat or carbon monoxide detectors, which are ideal for protecting against both smoke and gas poisoning.
  • Install the detectors. Once the smoke detectors have been selected and purchased, our technicians will wire the new system throughout your home. We will test to ensure that the smoke detector wiring has been properly installed and functions as intended. We'll undergo the same process if you have separate CO detector installs.
  • Maintain the devices. When a smoke and CO detector has low batteries, it will be sure to let you know. We can provide battery replacements and ongoing maintenance to ensure the device continues to work correctly. If you have detectors older than 10 years, it's time to replace them with a newer model. This is a best practice, as older models can stop working or no longer detect smoke and gas.

Whether you need help with smoke detector wiring or CO detector installation, give Bradley Mechanical a call today. Our electricians can provide you peace of mind knowing they are correctly installed to warn you in an emergency.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if my CO detector goes off?

Do not ignore the alarm or try to reset it. Similar to a smoke alarm going off, you'll want to act quickly. Gather all residents and pets of the home and leave the house. Call 911 as soon as you're in fresh, clean air and wait for assistance. Do not assume it's safe to reenter your home until it has been cleared by a professional.

How do I take care of my CO alarm?

Just like your smoke alarm, it's vital to maintain your CO detector. You can start by replacing the batteries every year (we recommend doing this at the same time as changing your smoke detector's batteries). Other ways to take care of your CO alarm include testing it regularly, removing any dust buildup and adding additional units to ensure your safety.

Where should I place my CO detector?

If your CO detector is included within your smoke detector, it will be placed on the ceiling of your rooms. However, separate CO detectors are often placed near the floor of rooms, including basements and garages.

Why is my smoke detector still beeping after I remove the detector from the wiring?

The most common reason your smoke alarm beeps is due to low batteries. Even if you remove it from the wiring, the battery is still inside. Remove and replace the batteries and then reinstall the unit. If you have trouble, give Bradley Mechanical a call for our professional smoke alarm installation service.

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