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Installing Smoke Detectors

Over one-third of all fire-related deaths in homes happen without smoke detectors present, and another fourth occur when the smoke detector is not working properly. 

Having smoke detectors installed in your home and regularly inspecting their performance is the best way to keep your home safe for your family. 

65% of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke detectors.

of home fire deaths happen in homes without smoke detectors or working smoke alarms. *

Frequently Asked Questions about Smoke Detectors

How often should I replace the smoke detectors in my home?

According to the National Fire Protection Association, you should replace your smoke detectors at least every 10 years. However, you should also regularly test and inspect your smoke detectors. If you find any indication that the smoke detectors in your home are not working properly, call Damyans Electric right away to schedule an inspection. 

What kind of smoke detector should I install?

Smoke detectors come in two main varieties:

  1. Battery-Operated.  These smoke detectors are individual units, which means they will alarm independently in the presence of smoke. Since they run on batteries, you should check the battery life at least every six months, or up to 10 years with lithium style batteries.
  2. Wired. If you install wired smoke detectors in your home, they will alarm in unison if just one detects smoke. This system provides added safety, as the whole house is alerted to the possible fire. Also, these smoke detectors come with backup battery power in the case of a power outage.

If you want information on which style of smoke detector you should install in your home, call the licensed technicians at Damyans Electric.

How much does a wired smoke detector system cost?

Professional electricians should install wired smoke detectors to make sure the system works properly. Although the price for installation depends on the number of smoke detectors and the size and layout of your home, Damyans Electric is sure to provide professional service at an affordable price with no hidden fees. You can even explore financing options that will make it possible for you to install the best smoke detector system within your budget.

Smoke Detector Safety Tips

  • Install smoke detectors outside every bedroom and on every level of the home. Larger homes may require extra alarms.
  • Choose interconnected alarms so when one alarm detects smoke, all systems will alert your family of the danger.
  • Maintain your alarms by replacing batteries, cleaning the detector, and testing the alarm with synthetic smoke at least one per year. Be sure to call Damyans Electric if you have any issues.

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