Los Angeles Smoke Detector Installation, Repair & Replacements
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Hard Wired Smoke Detector Installations in Los Angeles
According to the National Fire Protection Association. A firefighter responds to a residential fire every 77 seconds. Call Express Electrical Services and have your smoke detector professionally installed and sleep soundly knowing, your children and your pets are protected. Hard-wired smoke detectors can be much safer than battery operated detectors. Many homes will only have one or two battery-operated units throughout their entire home. The problem with this approach is that they may not detect smoke until it is too late. There is also too much human error made possible. Many forget to test their battery units or detectors so when smoke strikes, the unit is dormant. A hard-wired system eliminates any need for batteries and allows you to know your home is protected at all times. Call the Los Angeles licensed electricians and never worry about smoke and fire protection in your home again. Not only can we inform you of up-to-date regulations but our electricians are trained to advise you on which system would be of the most value to you and your loved ones. Remember—if you are considering a hard-wired smoke alarm system, we can safely and professionally install one for you.
If your smoke and carbon monoxide detector keeps going off for no reason, it can become easy not to trust it, which could be dangerous. Aside from being dangerous, though, a smoke detector that goes off for no reason is simply annoying. There are two possible explanations for a smoke detector that goes off without reason. One is dust on the detector’s sensors, meaning that a quick cleaning could fix the problem. If this doesn’t work, your detector is likely malfunctioning and needs to be replaced. Also note that there is a difference between a smoke detector that is going off for no reason and one that is just beeping. In battery operated units, if your smoke detector is just beeping it likely means the batteries need to be replaced.
Smoke detectors should be installed inside each bedroom and outside each sleeping area. You should also have a smoke detector on every level of your home, including the basement. On levels that do not have bedrooms, install the smoke detector in a living room or family room. As far as where on the wall smoke detectors should be located, you’ll want to install them high up on the wall no more than 12 inches away from the top of the ceiling.
The number of smoke detectors you need for your home depends on the specific size and layout of your house. Keep in mind that you need a smoke detector on every level of your home and one inside every bedroom and sleeping area. You also need at least one smoke detector in the hallway outside of a sleeping area, and if the hallway is longer than 40 feet you’ll want to put a smoke detector at each end. Using this information, take a look at the layout of your home and figure up how many smoke detectors you need to buy.
If the red light on your smoke detector is flashing slowly (once every 10-20 seconds) it simply indicates that the detector is on. A fast blink (once every 3-5 seconds) however, indicates a maintenance issue and you will want to consult the detector’s instructions to identify the specific issue.
Why Choose Express Electrical Services
If you are searching for a Los Angeles electrician to assist you with your smoke alarm installation, Express Electrical Services is here to help. We provide access to a 24 hour electrician that is able to answer calls and respond in 60-90 minutes, as well as quality guarantee that is backed by 25 years of experience and a team of highly-trained technicians. We also offer a fix it now and pay later financing option on approved credit.
To learn more about our smoke detector installation services, we invite you to contact us today or browse through our available coupons to see which discounts you may qualify for.
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