Every year, over 18,000 people die from home-related injuries in the U.S. Millions more are injured. However, safety-related deaths and injuries are often preventable. While our 24/7 emergency electrical repairs can keep you protected, a range of home safety services are available to our customers in Southern California. Protect yourself and your family by allowing our licensed and certified Los Angeles electricians to install:
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide (CO) is undetectable unless the right equipment is installed. The gas is extremely poisonous and deadly, and you can’t see, smell, or taste it. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there were 5,149 deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning from 1999 through 2010. You can be exposed to CO due to a fire, a poorly ventilated appliance, blocked chimney, or car left on in the garage.
The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, dizziness, fatigue, confusion, shortness of breath, and nausea and vomiting. However, these can be confused with other problems, and prolonged exposure can lead to brain and heart damage even if you survive. In Los Angeles, CO detectors must be placed within 10 feet of each legal bedroom. We can install or upgrade your home to the latest detectors to maximize your safety.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, 2,560 civilians were killed and 11.670 injured due to house fires between 2012 and 2016. Firefighters respond to a residential fire every 88 seconds, so fires are a relatively common occurrence in the U.S. A smoke detector can wake adults, children, and pets as soon as a problem is detected. Even if you have a couple of battery-operated units, this is not enough protection.
In addition to testing smoke detectors, we can hard-wire them to your electrical system. This eliminates the need for batteries and keeps your home protected. We can even interconnect them with your carbon monoxide alarms to offer more comprehensive protection. Once a single unit is triggered, all alarms go off, so everyone at home is aware of an emergency.
The right type of exterior lighting at home can startle intruders, deter wildlife, and ensure you can safely navigate your property. Our team can strategically place spotlights and floodlights near brushes, shrubs, and other dark areas surrounding your home. We can also connect these with motion detectors, so intruders should quickly retreat once exposed, while new motion sensors can tell the difference between suspicious activity and wind-blown shrubs or neighborhood cats. To save energy, photocells can be installed so outdoor lights turn on only in darkness.
Whole House Surge Protection
A brief power surge, downed power line, or lightning strike can flood your home with tens of thousands of volts of electricity. Any fluctuation in power can short out appliances, reduce their lifespan, and destroy sensitive and valuable electronics such as televisions and computers. A simple power strip won’t do. You need whole house surge protection to avoid serious damage. It can provide peace of mind as well, especially if you’re out of town, and increase home resale value. Potential homeowners may see a whole house surge protector as a bonus feature.
If you are missing any of these devices or haven’t had them checked in a while, consult an electrician near you. Express Electrical Services is the best electrician to trust for home safety services in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Riverside County. To ensure your family and home remain safe, contact us at 855-590-8785 or submit a request for service online.