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Where to Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Smoke Detectors

Feeling safe in your home is a top priority. The simplest way to ensure your family’s safety is to install carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors throughout your home. If you are wondering, “Where to install a carbon monoxide detector?” the professionals at Raynor Services can help. Since carbon monoxide is slightly lighter than air and is found in warm, rising air, it should be placed about five feet above the floor. It can also be installed on the ceiling; just ensure it is not next to a fireplace or a flame-producing appliance. If you have a multiple-story house, make sure there is a detector on each floor and place it as close to your bedroom as possible.

As for smoke detectors, one should be placed within every bedroom of your home. The more smoke detectors, the safer you are. All rooms, including the hallways, living room, kitchen, and even your basement, should have a smoke alarm. They should be mounted to the ceiling or at the very top of a wall. Never install them near windows, doors, or ducts where drafts may be present, and do not paint over them! You can even interconnect all your smoke detectors, so when one goes off, they all do. Additionally, make sure you check the batteries at least once a month to ensure they are working properly. 

Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation

Would you even know if carbon monoxide was in your home? What does it look and feel like? Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas that can be fatal if inhaled. In smaller doses, symptoms mimic the flu or other cold-like symptoms, so the only way to know if your home is safe from carbon monoxide is by installing a detector. 

The carbon monoxide detector installation process is quite simple. They are typically inexpensive and worth every penny, as they can save your life. An alarm will sound if high levels of carbon monoxide are detected. If you are ever in this scary situation, notify your family and exit the house immediately. Try to leave any doors and windows open and call the fire department immediately! Some detector models will also notify you when carbon monoxide levels are present but beginning to build up so you can seek help before it becomes a safety issue!  

Smoke Detector Installation

Every 77 seconds, there is a residential fire in the United States. Having a smoke detector can save your home and more importantly, your family. Are you wondering how to install a smoke detector? If you purchased a battery smoke detector, all you need is a stepladder and a drill. Hop on the stepladder, and then you should see 4 holes for screws. Drill them into the ceiling, and your home is now protected. Hardwired smoke detectors are a little more complicated. If you cannot figure it out and you keep Googling, “How to install a smoke detector?” give us a call at Raynor Services. 

Why Choose Raynor Services?

Being in business for over 28 years, our team of highly trained professionals can help with several different services, including carbon monoxide or smoke detector installations. Protecting our customers from any type of harm is our top priority! Contact us today so we can help! 

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